• Schedule a Consultation with Our Attorney for Family Law Issues, Traffic Violations, DUIs & More in Cass County Illinois

    Do you need an experienced, reliable attorney near Cass County, Illinois? Michael A. Hankins Attorney at Law has experience representing clients for a variety of legal needs. Whether you are going through a divorce settlement, fighting a custody battle, considering adoption, or need a criminal defense attorney, we have the knowledge and experience to represent you as your legal counsel. The legal process can be confusing, especially to those not versed in the subject. Therefore, having an attorney that once served as the Assistant State’s Attorney of St. Clair County and has over twenty years of trial experience can be beneficial for you. Want to learn how we can help your case? Schedule a legal consultation and let us start working on your case, today!

    Michael A. Hankins Attorney at Law has over 27 years of experience handling:

  • • Criminal Law
    • Personal Injury

  • • Auto Accidents
    • Family Law

  • • Traffic Law
    • Child Custody

  • • Divorce
    • DUIs

  • Criminal Defense Attorney Serving Cass County Illinois

  • Schedule a legal consultation with the top-rated criminal defense attorney, Michael A. Hankins Attorney at Law. Being convicted of a criminal offense can result in serving time in prison, potentially paying a fine, and obtaining a criminal record that will show up on every background check. These are the impacts a conviction can have on one's life. However, the charges can be dismissed or the punishment lessened if you have an experienced, aggressive lawyer who knows how to navigate their way in the courtroom. 

  • With years of trial experience, we are confident that we can advocate for a resolution that is in our client's best interest. Michael A. Hankins Attorney at Law provides legal representation for clients in Cass County, Illinois, who need legal counsel for:

  • • Assault
    • Domestic Violence
    • Drug Offenses
    • Federal Crimes
    • Gun Offenses

  • • Juvenile Crimes
    • Sex Offenses
    • White Collar Crimes
    • Battery
    • DUI

  • • Felonies
    • Murder & Manslaughter
    • Probation Violations
    • Theft Offenses

  • We also deal with the following legal services for criminal law:

  • • Expungements
    • Pre-File Investigation

  • • ISU Criminal Defense
    • Post-Conviction Evaluations

  • • Title IX Investigations

  • Personal Injury Attorney Serving Cass County Illinois

  • When you need a professional personal injury attorney in Cass County, Illinois, you can rely on Michael A. Hankins Attorney at Law. Personal injury cases involve life-altering injuries due to the recklessness or negligence of someone else. These kinds of injuries can be amputations, paralysis, brain injuries, etc. If you are the victim of a personal injury case, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our law firm and speak with an attorney to learn about your legal options.

  • Accident Attorney Serving Cass County Illinois

  • Are you suffering from injuries due to an auto accident you were involved in? Was the accident someone else’s fault? You may be entitled to financial compensation for these injuries caused by that accident. Injuries result in mounting medical bills and the potential inability to work, both of which make it hard to provide for your family. The goal of an accident attorney is to pursue a compensation package that helps you secure financial freedom during the rehabilitation process. 

  • Michael A. Hankins Attorney at Law has experience with these types of cases. Wondering if you have a possible claim? Schedule a consultation to discuss your legal options.

  • Family Law Attorney Serving Cass County Illinois

  • Are you ready to add a member to your family? Trying to establish a legal guardian? Michael A. Hankins Attorney at Law is here to assist you. These two processes can be long and complex, which is why it's best to have an experienced attorney by your side. Additionally, there are certain steps that must be followed in order to adopt a child or assume guardianship; otherwise, your claim will be denied. Ready to adopt a child or set a legal guardian in Cass County, Illinois? Contact our law office today.

  • Divorce & Separation Attorney Serving Cass County Illinois

  • Having a qualified divorce attorney with over two decades of trial experience is a major advantage when going through the marital dissolution process. While some divorces are relatively easy, going through a contested divorce can be complicated. Michael A. Hankins Attorney at Law provides legal representation for:

  • • Divorce
    • Contested Divorce
    • Paternity
    • Child Custody

  • • Allocation of Parental Responsibility
    • Child Support Payments
    • Alimony/Spousal Support

  • • Division of Assets/Mediation
    • Interstate Divorce Proceedings

  • Child Custody Attorney Serving Cass County Illinois

  • If you are going through a divorce and have children, things tend to get difficult. While both parents have an opportunity to reach a custody agreement outside of the courtroom, if they can’t agree on terms – it is up to the courts to make a decision. The courts always consider what is in the child’s best interest when making a custody decision. After a custody battle, what tends to follow is child support. Child support is based on two factors: the amount of time each parent has with the child and the amount of money each parent makes. 

  • At Michael A. Hankins Attorney at Law, we know the importance of parental rights and use our experience to reach resolutions that are in our client’s best interests.

  • Traffic Law Attorney Serving Cass County Illinois

  • Unfortunately, being cited with a traffic violation doesn’t mean you just pay a fine and be done with it. The consequences can be more severe depending on the type of citation and whether or not it’s your first violation. Traffic citations go on your driving record, which means your insurance premium goes up with every citation. Additionally, you could have your license suspended or revoked. While you can fight the traffic ticket on your own, having an experienced traffic law attorney is your best bet. 

  • If the charges aren’t dropped, they can be reduced and (possibly) not show up on your driving record, which means your insurance premium is safe. Michael A. Hankins Attorney at Law can help you with:

  • • Moving Violations
    • Non-Moving Violations
    • DUI
    • DWI

  • • Speeding
    • Driving Without a License
    • Driving Without Insurance
    • Reckless Driving

  • • Failure to Signal
    • Failure to Stop
    • Construction Zone Violations
    • Seat Belt Violations

  • Contact our law office if you live in Cass County, Illinois and are experiencing the legal troubles listed above. We want you to know that Michael A. Hankins Attorney at Law is here for your legal counsel. With over 27 years of experience, we are confident in our ability to aggressively pursue a resolution.

  • We provide legal services for Beardstown, Virginia, Ashland, Bluff Springs, Chandlerville, Palmer, and the surrounding communities in Cass County, Illinois.