Jeremy J. Richey, Attorney at Law

Firm Overview

Experienced Illinois Criminal, DUI, and Traffic Defense.

I serve Mattoon, Charleston, Toledo, Effingham, Paris, Marshall, Shelbyville, and other nearby communities.

In additional to Coles County, I serve Effingham County, Cumberland County, Clark County, Edgar County, Shelby County, and other nearby counties.

Main Office
1505 18th Street, Suite 2
Charleston  IL  61920
  • (217) 348-6767
  • (888) 887-1012


Free Initial Consultation?
I do offer free consultations. A free consultation may last up to thirty minutes.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Yes. I prefer fixed fees in most cases.
Hourly Rates
When billing hourly, my rate varies. My baseline rate is $175 per hour.

Office Information

Office Hours
By appointment.
Emergency After Hours

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I love the practice of criminal law, including DUI and traffic law.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Informed clients that stay in communication with me help me do my job better.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

If a client brought me a document dealing with an area of law I was competent in, I would be willing to take a look at it.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

In the criminal context, I always suggest that a person ask the Court to appoint a public defender to represent him or her if he or she doesn't have the finances to hire a lawyer.

Jeremy Richey

For my first job out of law school (graduated 2006), I worked for the Coles County State's Attorney's Office. I was employed as an assistant state's attorney.

I am currently a criminal defense lawyer in private practice. Over 90% of my practice is in the areas of criminal, DUI, and traffic defense. I don't dabble in criminal defense; it is what I do.

I don't try to be someone I am not. Whether speaking to a jury or a client in my office, I am myself. I think genuineness is my greatest strength.

Personal interests:

I enjoy watching a good movie or reading a good book. Also, if the weather permits, I enjoy riding my bike or hiking in the woods.

  • Bar Number:
    Illinois , 2006
  • Southern Illinois University School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 2006
    Carbondale, IL
    Articles Editor for the SIU Law Journal.
  • Greenville College
    B.S. , 2003
    Greenville, IL
  • Lake Land College
    A.A.S. , 2000
    Mattoon, IL

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