Belleville Criminal Defense Law Firm

Criminal Defense Experience You Can Trust

I am Madelyn Daley, a criminal defense attorney. I grew up in Southern Illinois and have made my life and career here. I joined my father, Tom Daley, in private practice in 2000 to fight on behalf of the accused in St. Clair County and Southern Illinois. I am proud to carry on his tradition of providing strategic, results-driven representation to people whose legal needs are at their greatest.

Nothing gives me greater satisfaction than helping people in our communities when they need a lawyer to protect their rights. Criminal defense is the only type of law I have practiced. Today I have two associates who have joined me in the fight to defend clients’ rights. Together, we have a history of obtaining favorable plea negotiations for our clients in southern Illinois. Sometimes, however cases cannot be settled, and we are not afraid to take your case to jury trial when needed.

We believe that the criminal justice system only works when people accused of committing crimes have access to a qualified, passionate legal help. There is nothing more important than one’s freedom, and because the stakes for many of our clients are high, we will work diligently on you behalf.

Ready to Put Our Experience to Work For You

In addition to serving as a law clerk for a justice on the Illinois Supreme Court, I have written extensively on issues in the field of criminal law, including Fourth Amendment search and seizure. For more information about my background and credentials and those of my associate attorneys, simply click the links below.

You Can Afford a Skilled Attorney

Many people fear the cost of a good legal defense. Some struggle with deciding to use the funds they have for bail or for attorney’s fees. In a criminal case, our first priority is securing our clients’ release from custody. In many cases, we are able to fight for a reduction of the defendant’s bond down to a more manageable amount. In most cases, the bond money can be used to pay attorney’s fees at the conclusion of a case an additional payment option.
In traffic matters the money spent on an attorneys fee will often outweigh the increased insurance costs associated with traffic tickets that remain on your driving record.
We believe everyone has the right to the best legal defense available. We work on a flat-fee basis and will always tell you up front what your total attorney’s fee will be. We do not charge by the hour or by the court appearance, and there are no additional costs should your case require a motion hearing or present an issue that requires additional research.

Schedule a No-Cost Attorney Consultation

We believe that clients are entitled to attentive and responsive service. You have a right to expect that your lawyer will take the time to answer all of your questions and provide timely updates on the status of your case. We make ourselves accessible by phone every day, and we will promptly return e-mails and phone calls when we are not immediately available. As our client, you will have your attorney with you every step of the way. To schedule a no-fee phone consultation, email my Belleville office or call 618-509-9724.