Welcome to Crossroad Legal

We’re a small firm with a big vision. We want to make legal services simple, effective, and completely transparent. We believe that by focusing on what we do best, we can offer the absolute best results to our clients. Get in touch or schedule a consultation today to find out how we can help you!

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At Crossroad Legal, we offer free consultations for all potential personal injury, nursing home negligence, and criminal defense clients. 

Due to an extremely high number of inquiries, we do charge a nominal $50 consultation holding fee for all FOID Card Appeals. If you hire our firm to help you with your FOID Card Appeal, you will receive a full credit for this holding fee on your first statement.


    Many people think that a misdemeanor conviction is no big deal. In truth, any criminal conviction can have severe collateral consequences in your life. Some misdemeanors can be very damaging to one’s career and school ambitions. A simple domestic violence charge, which is a Class A Misdemeanor for a first offense, will result in the loss of your FOID card and gun rights in Illinois. You will lose your hunting privileges, and you can lose the right to serve in the military or in any paramilitary organization, such as police or fire services.

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    Illinois law takes a very hard line on Methamphetamine possession. Meth possession cases in southern Illinois are becoming all too common. Most of the time, the person charged with meth possession was only in possession of a small amount of the substance – even just trace residue. But under Illinois meth laws, residue is enough to convict a person and sent them to prison for a long time. At Crossroad Legal, LLC, all of our attorneys are either former prosecutors or public defenders, which means our attorneys have considerable hands-on experience successfully handling all aspects of drug crimes from start to finish.

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    When someone is arrested and charged with a crime for the very first time in their life, it can be a truly horrific and traumatic experience. First, there is the underlying confrontation that led to police involvement. This may have been a routine traffic stop or possibly being in the wrong place during a raid. This trauma is further compounded when police physically detain a person the first time. The feeling of helplessness and captivity is unbearable for many. For those who have not experienced it, there really is no good way to explain having your very physical mobility taken away, being “captured,” placed into handcuffs, being vulnerable and scared, then being forcefully moved about and locked away where you cannot contact those you love or even have freedom over your everyday activities.

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    Most people will go their whole life without ever getting into a physical altercation. Sadly, fights and physical conflicts do happen. Often alcohol or illegal drugs are involved. But so-called “violent crimes” are often very misunderstood. In fact, did you know you can be convicted of assault without ever making physical contact with your victim. It’s true. And did you know that penalties for physically attacking someone can range from a simple Class A misdemeanor up to a Class X felony, simply based on your record, who you hurt, the extent of injuries, and whether a weapon was used. Prosecutors frequently get it wrong and either over or under charge people for violent crimes. This is precisely why having a skilled southern Illinois criminal defense lawyer is so important.

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    Have you lost your fundamental Second Amendment right to bear arms, you are probably mad – and rightfully so. The basic right to protect oneself is so basic and so profound that it is practically unconscionable that the government would ever alter it or restrain it. There are, of course, exceptions that have been carved out and created by court decisions and state laws over the years. However, there is a lot of misunderstanding and misinformation out there about what constitutes lawful gun ownership. In Illinois, one must possess a valid Firearm Owners Identification Card (FOID). Without one, just having a single shall casing or live round in your vehicle could subject you to a serious felony. Possession of a firearm by someone without a FOID can mean prison, even for a first-time offense.

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    Every year, tens of thousands of Americans are killed in deadly auto accidents. Many more are seriously injured. The cost to the economy cannot be understated. Between medical expenses and lost income and lost productivity at work, car accidents take an enormous toll on everyone around the injured victim. Sadly, all too often big insurance companies find creative ways to get out of paying for the true damage caused by careless drivers. Even seemingly minor accidents can become very complicated if you do not understand the insurance rules and regulations of your state. This is why it is critical to work with an experienced auto accident attorney.

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    If you’ve ever been involved in a motor vehicle crash, you already know what a head-spinning event it can be. From the frustration of being delayed and not getting where you were going to the pain and misery of medical treatments, soreness, bruising, and so forth, it is a terrible experience. Then comes the medical bills, the insurance adjusters calling. it often seems like our clients can’t catch a break. The good news is for more than a decade, our attorney has been turning those rainy days into paydays for clients all over the state. 

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    Ultimately, when your family can’t pay the bills, you’re suffering through painful rehabilitation, and someone else is to blame for all of it, you don’t want just another lawyer, you want a biker lawyer. You want CROSSROAD LEGAL. With offices in Mt. Vernon and O’Fallon, our team serves injured bikers and their families throughout all of southern Illinois, from the I-64 Corridor south, including Madison, St. Clair, Clinton, Washington, Jefferson, Franklin Counties, as well as anywhere in the (618) area code. If you or someone close to you has been hurt in a bike crash, call (618) 515-5555 .

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    In southern Illinois, many nursing homes are drastically underfunded and understaffed. The sometimes fail to employ good people or they simply forget to do background checks. Painful injuries are not uncommon. These can include bedsores, falls, fractures, medication errors, and even death. If you or a loved one are the victim of nursing home abuse in southern Illinois, you need representation right away. An experienced elder abuse lawyer can advise you on how long you have to file your lawsuit, as well as the potential for success. Just remember, if you don’t take action, who will?

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    $210,000 Madison County Bedsore
    An elderly nursing home resident in Madison County, Illinois suffered from a deep and infected bedsore at a nursing home. The Plaintiff alleged that the bedsore was caused by poor...
    $200,000 Fractured Arm in Rural Nursing Home
    A nursing aide at a rural nursing home carelessly rolled an elderly resident off her bed while tending to her. The fall broke her arm, requiring a surgery, which then...
    Vehicular Burglary 2020 - Not Guilty Verdict
    A man was arrested and charged with a Class 3 felony for burglary. The state alleged that he stole a vape pen from a vehicle parked in front of a...
    Vehicle Theft & Felony Theft - Dismissal
    A woman was arrested and charged with theft of paint supplies and a commercial vehicle. The case had been pending for over 2 years prior to the attorney taking over...
    Elder Abuse - Dismissal
    A woman was charged with abusing an elderly person for leaving the senior in her garage overnight in cold weather. Upon further investigation, the attorney learned that the senior had...
    Arbitration Award 4 times Higher than Allstate’s Top Offer in Uninsured Motorist Case
    An uninsured driver backed into an elderly man, knocking him to the ground. He suffered a minor head injury with bruising and soreness. The client’s insurance carrier offered to pay...

    What People Are Saying

    Ashley Carley Plescia

    I highly recommend Crossroad Legal. Staff are understanding, compassionate, and motivated. The attorney is not afraid to take a case to trial if need be. He has the knowledge and confidence to get the result you deserve.

    Sophia Duffie-Jines

    I’ve got to give Crossroad Legal (Jaye Lindsay) a shout out for his legal advice and skills. He had our legal matter taken care of within 90 days. We got exactly what we wanted. Jaye was professional and ethical throughout the entire process. If you need an attorney hire Jaye. Thank you, Jaye.

    Lindsey Arnold

    Thoroughly enjoyed working alongside Attorney Lindsay in the juvenile courts. He’s a zealous advocate with vast legal knowledge and experience.

    Trent West

    If a family member of mine is neglected or abused in a nursing home, Jaye will be my first call. As an attorney, I have worked together with Jaye on cases and seen what he can do. There is no BS with Jaye. He tells it straight and will do everything he can to help you.

    J. Wang

    I consulted with Attorney Jaye Lindsay while working on several car accident injury cases in the Chicago metropolitan area. I find him to be knowledgeable in all matters of personal injury. Whether it is a slip and fall at Walmart or at a nursing home Jaye Lindsay has got your injury claims covered.

    Elisabeth Thomas

    Jaye Lindsay is an awesome attorney who you can trust. I recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney. He is very straightforward, fights for his clients and gets the job done!!!

    Carlton Riley Smith

    Jaye Lindsay is a very pragmatic, savvy attorney who cares greatly about his clients and works to get them the best outcome. He will not stop fighting for your case until you reach the outcome you deserve. Crossroad Legal is an excellent firm to work with every step of the way.

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