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About me

I am a former criminal prosecutor who aggressively handles jury and bench trials in front of various judges.  I specialize in State and Federal criminal defense, including felony - drug offenses, violent crimes, white collar defense, misdemeanor - including DUI and drug-related offenses, and traffic matters.  I regularly criminal cases and prepare and argue appeals before the Illinois Appellate Court and Illinois Supreme Court.  I am licensed in Illinois and I service the Metro-East, including Madison, St. Clair, Monroe, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, Greene, Effingham, Fayette, and Bond Counties.   


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 25%
    8 years
  2. Appeals: 25%
    8 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
    8 years
  4. Litigation: 25%
    8 years



Fixed (always), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jason Brooks Going

    Mr. Bas is a hard-working, knowledgeable and respected attorney. He puts his experience to use for his clients and is a great asset to the legal community.


    Jason Going Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Steven Charles Giacoletto

    I endorse this attorney. Mr. Jackstadt is more than competent to handle any criminal defense case brought to him and will make any client happy they retained his services.


    Steven Giacoletto Personal injury Attorney
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Contact info

Bas Law Office, P.C.

315 North Main Street
Suite 3
Edwardsville, IL, 62025-1921


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200405/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant State's AttorneyMadison County State's Atorney's Office2007 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Madison County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Madison County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2006 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law Enforcement Training Legal EducationEthical considerations - collecting and presenting evidence at trial2009
Law DayStages of a criminal trial2008