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Criminal Law


If you have been arrested and charged with a criminal offense in Kane, DuPage, DeKalb, or Kendall County, you need an experienced attorney on your side. Come build your defense with Joshua Lloyd, a former prosecutor, and rest assured that you have an attorney on your side, who is looking out for your best interest.

Mr. Lloyd understands that facing criminal charges is a trying and difficult time, and the consequences of a conviction or imprisonment can have a devastating impact on your life. Joshua Lloyd is an aggressive attorney with a knowledge of the law. Mr. Lloyd uses his experience as a former prosecutor to help you understand the tactics and nuances that the prosecution will attempt to use against you. As your attorney, Mr. Lloyd will advocate for you and zealously defend your rights.


DUI law is constantly changing in Illinois, and the changes can result in tougher punishments for alleged offenders. If you have been charged with DUI, an attorney can help protect your driver’s license and have a big impact in your case.

When most people think of DUI they think of drunk driving, but another basis for a DUI is illegal drugs. A “Drug DUI” can be even more complicated with the new laws surrounding recreational cannabis. DUI can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony. In certain circumstances, even a first time DUI offender could be charged with a felony. If you are convicted of DUI, your driver’s license will be suspended or revoked. If you have questions about a DUI you are currently facing, please call attorney Joshua Lloyd for a free consultation.  

Domestic Violence

Domestic Battery can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony. The nature of the charge depends on your prior record and aggravating circumstances. Domestic battery is charged as causing either bodily harm or physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature to a family member. The family member relationship is defined by statute and includes spouses, siblings, significant others, roommates, and other relationships. A domestic battery conviction can have serious consequences.

Other than losing your freedom and possible jail time, a domestic battery conviction can prohibit you from other rights and privileges such as the ability to legally own a firearm, immigration consequences, and employment opportunity restrictions. If you are convicted of domestic battery, you are not eligible for court supervision. However, a skilled attorney may be able to explore other options, such as a reduction in the charge or second chance program that could result in an outright dismissal of all charges. If you have questions about a pending domestic battery charge, contact attorney Joshua Lloyd for a free consultation.

Drug Offenses and Theft

Also known as unlawful possession and/or manufacturing of a controlled substance, these are charges that can result in prison. Unlawful possession and/or manufacturing of a controlled substance is charged differently based on the type of drug, amount, and other aggravating circumstances. The consequences of a conviction for a drug offense are severe, and can result in huge financial penalties in addition to prison, and the lingering effect of being unable to get a job based upon having a criminal record.

While some people may think shoplifting is a victimless crime or a small mistake, retail theft can carry harsh penalties and even prison. Retail theft also encompasses more than just grabbing an item and walking out of the store without paying. Actions such as changing price tags on items, removing theft prevention devices, or under ringing items can result in a charge of retail theft.  Contact attorney Joshua D. Lloyd for a free consultation if you are facing criminal charges for a drug related or theft offense.


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