Posted by a Criminal Defense client
I retained Joe a few years ago on a possession of drug paraphernalia charge in which I received court supervision. Earlier this year, I was charged with possession of cannabis (2.5 grams or less) and I once again retained Joe. The State's Attorney wanted a conviction due to my background. Due to Joe's diligence and hard work, I was able to receive one year of Court Supervision, meaning that I can probably expunge my background if I comply with everything for the next year. As someone with a degree in Criminal Justice, receiving supervision rather than a conviction means the chance to utilize my degree in the future without a criminal background. I would highly recommend Joe as legal counsel. He was informative and honest and really worked hard to get the best results possible. Joe is not only a great attorney, but is also a great person. I cannot put into words how thankful I am for what Joe has done for me and how highly I recommend him as legal counsel. Joe, thank you SO very much for everything you have done for me.
Posted by Matthew
I have known Joe Bugos personally since 2006. He represented me on two separate DUI cases during that time period. His guidance and expertise allowed me to feel comfortable during the process and both times the judge gave me a light sentence considering the charges. Last summer I found myself needing Joe's legal representation again. I was charged with growing a large amount of cannabis in my residence. This was the most trouble I have ever been in. It was an extremely difficult time for my family and I. Joe was there by my side the whole time answering concerns, guiding me on what to do, and meeting with me regularly. When my parents had concerns he was there to answer their calls and meet with them. I was in A LOT of trouble. I was facing years in prison for the quantity they caught me with. Because of Joe's council I was able to get probation, a fine, and most importantly the opportunity to restart my life. I cannot think of a better person to represent me in a court of law. Joe is one of the most honest people I know. He is trustworthy and will never steer you in the wrong direction. You won't find a better lawyer in the state of Illinois.
Posted by a DUI client
I've known Joe Bugos for eight years and had utilized his services prior. In a recent bench trial Joe demonstrated his highly effective courtroom skill in securing non-guilty verdicts for alleged DUI and Speeding violations. Joe's vast experience, knowledge of the law and Illiniois statutes combined with his even keel manner and firm guidance encouraged me to take ownership of my defense and contribute positively.
Posted by a Speeding Ticket client
Joe is an extremely smart lawyer.I felt very confident that he could handle my case really well.I was very comfortable working with him.He is very professional,very responsive.He got me problem solved very quickly and easily.