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Jonathan Christian Ruud

Criminal defense Attorney at Moline, IL

4.6   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2004
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Jonathan C. Ruud
1528 6th Avenue
Moline, IL, 61265

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Posted by Christian | June 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The Hell of Henry County
I’m not from the area, but I was traveling across Interstate 80 in 2014, on my way to the West Coast, when I caught my first and only DUI, in Henry County Illinois.(BEWARE of Prosecutor Elvira) I’ve never experienced a more miserable and depressing time in my life than dealing with the court system there. 4 years from start to finish. Too much to go into detail as I’m not reviewing Henry County, but it’s important to understand how bad the situation was. Initially I hired an attorney and he failed me miserably. I was stuck with a felony offense and faced the wrath of Henry County’s prosecutor that literally wanted me crucified. I must of paid around $15k for everything. I got into a little trouble at home and Henry County was seeking to revoke my probation after I had nearly completed 2.5 years of it. I contacted Mr. Hanna as a last effort to save my life before it all came crashing down. Needless to say I was worried about the outcome. Mr. Hanna made no promises, but on the day of court what potentially could of been a disaster turned into a best case scenario. After 4 very long years I was released from the strangle hold of Henry County. If you have a DUI, don’t waste time or money on cheap solicitors. Hire Mr. Hanna and you’ll be grateful that you did! You’re going to wish you had him in your corner!
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Posted by David | July 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Contacted the law office concerning a ticket for my son - we live out of town. The admin support personnel knew exactly what to do. In speaking with the attorney, they knew exactly what to do. The case was taken to the judge the next day. The ticket was changed from a conviction on his record to supervision. The office staff and the attorney was exceptionally professional and courteous. I would not hesitate to contact again if needed.
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Posted by Robin | June 14, 2017
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Great attorney!
I was charged with a DUI in Rock Island. I hired Jon Ruud and he was a great attorney. He showed me the video, told me exactly where to get an evaluation, and communicated with me throughout the process. I like the way he involved me in the decision-making and clearly explained the best options to me. Ultimately, I was found not guilty and I attribute most of that to his skills in the courtroom. He left no options out and was an excellent negotiator and litigator. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Took my case to trial and won!
I was charged with a DUI even after I passed all sobriety tests. Attorney Ruud took my case all the way to trial and all charges were dismissed and saved me from losing my license! This lawyer rocks!
Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Great Result!
I was charged with a felony in Henry County and Jonathan got it dismissed because the cop had no reason to pull me over!
Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2015
Only criminal defense lawyer I would ever use!
Jon had great communication, and work with me the entire way through my case. The whole process was difficult to understand, but Jon was very knowledgeable and took the time to understand my interest. Thanks again!
Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2011
Jon exceeded my expectations. I was guilty as could be, but somehow he had my charges dismissed. I avoided a conviction, jail and a fine. He was professional and returned my all my calls promptly. I would not hire anyone but him if I were charged with a crime.
Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2012
Dui 2008/09
We had this attorney for a DUI for 2008/2009 and he took over for Steve Hanna. They both did not do what they said they could do. I am still trying to get my license back. I paid lots of money and the job wasn't done. I have tried to reach both attorneys and still haven't gotton a call back.
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  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Illinois Wesleyan University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999


  • Rockland County Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Law Review - Notes and Comments Editor
  • NIU College of Law
  • 2004

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Moline Criminal defense Lawyer Jonathan Christian Ruud
Jonathan Christian Ruud
Criminal defense Attorney
Moline, IL
Licensed for 19 years
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