Brian L. Polinske

Brian L. Polinske

Criminal Defense Attorney

Edwardsville, IL





No Misconduct



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66 questions answered.

About Me

Throughout my life I've been an avid big game and small game hunter.  I've been to Alaska, Canada, and many different states for these pursuits.  I enjoy firearms, own rifles, pistols, muzzloaders and shotguns.  The right to bear arms is one that I value, not only for myself, but also for my clients.  Felonies, and some misdemeanors threaten to remove one's right to bear arms and firearm hunting. ...

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Practice Areas

Payments & Fees

Payment Types

Cash, Check, Credit Card


Contingent (33%-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (15 minutes)

Client Reviews

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Highly Recommended

Posted by: a Criminal Defense client about 1 year ago.

Brian was very helpful in handling my case, was able to get the charges reduced to probation and then later even had the probation closed early. All...


Posted by: a Criminal Defense client almost 3 years ago.

I have known and retained Mr. Polinske for over 10 years. I would highly recomend him for any legal council. He has always gave good if not...
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William Louis Vig
William Vig

Springfield, IL

6 months ago

Relationship: Other

I endorse this lawyer. It's clear to me from Brian's many contributions to the Avvo Q&A forums, as well as his accurate legal guides, that Brian...
Thomas Guy Devore
Thomas Devore

Greenville, IL

8 months ago

Relationship: Worked together on matter

If you are looking to find out who you should hire to represent you in a criminal matter, don't just ask anyone who you should hire. Ask another...
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1992 License Status: Active And Authorized To Practice Law for the state of Illinois.
Last updated by Avvo: 01/19/2014
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Work Experience

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1990 – 1993

Madison County States Attorney


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Saint Louis University School of Law


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2013 Top 200

National Association of Criminal DUI Defense Attorneys


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1992- present Member

Illinois State Bar Association

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2014 DUI Penalties In Illinois

Driving Under the Influence Isn't Worth the Penalties if Convicted

2014 Defeating a Speeding in a Construction Zone Charge

How to Beat a Speeding in a Construction Zone Ticket

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