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Hanna & Ruud, LLC is a full-service criminal defense law firm located Downtown Moline. Founded by Attorney Steve Hanna and Attorney Jonathan Ruud, Hanna & Ruud has developed a reputation for providing friendly, quality legal counsel to visitors and residents of the Quad Cities, and the surrounding Illinois and Iowa areas. Steve Hanna and Jonathan Ruud provide aggressive representation and fight strongly to protect the rights and interests of their clients.

The Quad Cities are a vibrant and active area. As a result of the many festivals and celebrations, many residents and visitors find themselves in trouble with law enforcement. From underage drinking, driving under the influence, to disorderly conduct, drug charges, felonies, white collar crimes, sex crimes, and resisting arrest, Hanna & Ruud, LLC can help minimize the impact of these charges on your record and wallet and reputation.

The Attorneys at Hanna & Ruud, LLC are also experienced  with expunging and sealing criminal records. We pride our firm's success record in removing the constant roadblocks a criminal conviction or arrest can cause. As a cornerstone of our firm's practice, you can be sure you will be hiring a knowledgeable and experienced Firm who will fight to restore your reputation.

Our goal is simple – through hard work, and in-depth analysis into each case – provide our clients with the best result possible. We work hard to provide our clients with an honest assessment of their case. Our Law Firm takes pride in finding solutions th
at are investigative and informative. When our firm starts your case, the furthest thing from mind is a guilty plea – we defend our clients with the belief that they are innocent until proven guilty, and maintain that until end result.

Our Criminal Defense law firm takes a modern approach to each case, while staying true to classic methods of advocating for our clients. We invest in cutting-edge technology and software, attending criminal defense seminars frequently, monitoring recent State and Supreme Court decisions to see if they apply to our current cases, working with forensic experts in the Criminal Defense Field (including: Doctors, former Police Officers, Chemists, and other attorneys across the nation), as well as having an extensive legal library in office. Our Criminal and DUI Defense Attorneys have also taken the same required courses law enforcement has to be certified in performing Standard Field Sobriety Tests, and other courses required for law enforcement in Driving Under the Influence (DUI/OWI/DWI) investigations. Our theory is, “if we know how to do it right, we can spot when they are doing it wrong.” By rethinking DUI and Criminal Defense, we strive to provide the best possible result through dedication, knowledge, and advocacy for our clients. We exist because we believe in quality representation, and working hard for every client that walks through our door.

Our firm offers a fully-staffed 24-hour service to provide the answers and help you no matter what time your legal issue arises.  Call to schedule a free consultation with our Quad Cities Criminal Defense Attorneys today.  When you call, you will speak with an experienced legal professional.

What our clients say about us



Thank you so much Steve Hanna for your excellent ability to handle my dui case. I was not too happy to get thrown around by the court system and didn’t think i even needed an attorney. After a good thrashing by the system the judge said to get an attorney asap. I was looking for an attorney who specialized on drunk driving cases and found Steve Hanna. My case was very confusing to me but Mr. Hanna took care of all the details in a timely manner. This is a great company to work with if you are looking for results as my case came out positive for me.


Took my case to trial and won!

I was charged with a DUI even after I passed all sobriety tests. Attorney Ruud took my case all the way to trial and all charges were dismissed and saved me from losing my license! This lawyer rocks!


Contacted the law office concerning a ticket for my son – we live out of town. The admin support personnel knew exactly what to do. In speaking with the attorney, they knew exactly what to do. The case was taken to the judge the next day. The ticket was changed from a conviction on his record to supervision. The office staff and the attorney was exceptionally professional and courteous. I would not hesitate to contact again if needed.


July 14, 2017


I was stopped by the police for no reason. Without my permission, the police held me and searched my truck. Long story short, I was charged with drug trafficking and held in the County Jail. Attorney Hanna was able to get my bond reduced within 24 hours so that I could bond out. After I bonded out, Attorney Hanna obtained evidence from the State which he used against them in a Motion to Suppress to have my case dismissed.

I was facing 12 years in prison, but as it turns out I am grateful that the only day I served was the day before I bonded out. I would hire Steve again without hesitation and would recommend him strongly to anyone who is charged with a crime.


Worth the Money!

I had a great experience with Steve Hanna. Great results, great communication, and very professional. Worth every penny, especially if you want an experienced lawyer (which is just what I needed!!).


Steve’ s office was extremely professional. He was punctual and very knowledgeable. He evaluated the case and found several technical defenses which resulted in a dismissal. He saved my driver’s license and and my livelihood. I would not hire anyone else if your future is at stake.


I was just about to get my license suspended when I found Mr. Hanna and he came to my rescue. The process was surprisingly completely painless and quick. He prepared me for the hearing he requested, made everything easy to understand and most importantly he has a very calm, easy going, easy to talk to personality which made everything work that much smoother. Highly recommended. In conclusion: A+


I was having a very difficult time finding employment, due to an old arrest. Mr. Hanna and Mr. Ruud worked very hard to get this off my record. I now am able to work full-time at a well paying job, and raise my family . Thank you !!! Five Stars!!!


Criminal Defense

Steve Hanna was an integral part of my defense team. His dedication and hard work helped me to be victorious in my case. I appreciate all of his help.





My family hired Steve for a drug trafficking case. The State wanted 12 years in prison, but Steve was able to get Probation with a fine. He kept me out of prison when there was almost no hope for such a great result. Additionally, his office was courteous and professional. I can’t thank the Hanna Law Office enough for everything they did.


Awesome Lawyer 

Very Knowledgeable would hire again if convicted of another crime and the lawyer he had sub for my case was very very good.



Steve was Johnny on the spot. He knew the law, the judges, and the prosecutors. The felony crime required a jail sentence if convicted, Steve somehow had the charges amended to a misdemeanor and got me probation for a mandatory jail case. it was worth every penny to keep a felony off my record and to stay out of prison. His office was courteous and he returned all calls the same day. I would not hire anyone but him if I were charged again.


Very Grateful

Attorney  Steve Hanna was great to have on my side for my DUI. I was really afraid of what could happen after I was charged but Mr. Hanna was there for me every step of the way, he really went above and beyond. I would totally use Mr. Hanna again in the future. Thanks Again


Efficient and Friendly

Thank you very much! Given the results, I must say that I feel the fees I paid were reasonable and very well spent 🙂

You worked as advertised and I would confidently refer you, should need arise.


He did exactly as he told me he would do!

Steve Hanna knows his stuff! You show respect and he gives it back twice fold! I would highly recommend this lawyer for any Criminal case or for a DUI. I had a terrific outcome for my case and for that, I can thank my lawyer! He is worth every penny!!!




If you have a DUI, this is the man to call upon! He is an expert in this field and would not go to anyone but him for this… He is usually in his office in the afternoon and took my call immediately. Very nice man. Compassionate. I truly felt like he would help me and he did! I will be recommending him to everyone!


Very Pleased Client

I give Mr. Hanna an overall rating of Excellent in dealing with my case. I was VERY happy with the way he explained everything to me, answered all of my questions, and kept me informed concerning updates of my case. He was extremely knowledgeable in DUI’s and things went just as he said they would – no surprises. I gathered all the information that he asked me to get to his office in a timely manner and he thanked me for that. I highly recommend Steve Hanna – you won’t be disappointed!



Experience makes a difference

Mr. Hanna had a good rapport with the judge and prosecutor, he was able to get me the best sentence possible. He made me feel comfortable and confident. Thank you again!



Great Attorney!

Steve knows his science in DUI cases! My case was dismissed because the State could not prove I was under the influence. I refused and was not intoxicated. Worth the money!


Don’t know what I would have done. VERY CONFIDENT!

I am not from the area. I called about 8 firms.
Mr. Hanna took my call and spoke to me at that time.
I didn’t have to wait a 1 week for a b.s. ” phone consult”
which really was nerve wracking. He was confident and I hired him on the spot. Very thankful I found him.



 I had a DUI in Rock Island and Steve Hanna and Jon Ruud were very helpful. They helped understand the process, and the staff was able to answer many of my questions. In the end I did not lose my license and the charges were reduced. Price was totally worth it, I felt like I got two lawyers for the price of one!

Charges were dropped!!

I was facing jail time and thanks to Steve Hanna I didn’t have to go. My fines were also dropped. Great attorney, and he always responded to my calls and answered all my questions. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.

DUI Attorneys in Rock Island,  Illinois

Experienced DUI Attorneys  

DUI Criminal Defense Award

Our skilled Rock Island DUI attorneys are dedicated to the defense of DUI cases from first offensesDUI Criminal Defense to felony drunk driving. A driving under the influence (DUI) charge can be embarrassing and devastating to people of certain professions. The fact is, you are in trouble with the law and you need an advocate to give you straight forward advice about your case. Attorney Steve Hanna and Attorney Jonathan Ruud have handled thousands of DUI cases in Rock Island, Henry, Whiteside, and Mercer County Illinois courts, and now you get the benefit of that experience. 

You have the right to fight the DUI charges and the loss of your driver’s license. You need an experienced, dedicated Rock Island DUI attorney on your side to help mitigate the effects of this charge. We will carefully analyze the facts of your case to ensure that all applicable defenses are timely raised on your behalf. Every DUI case pits the DUI attorneys against the State's Attorney and the police. Read More

Do you need a DUI or Criminal Defense Attorney who is licensed in the Quad Cities, Rock Island, Moline, Davenport, Bettendorf in Illinois and Iowa?

our firm handles a variety of Legal matters including:

Practicing in the Following Illinois and Iowa Counties:



It is Possible to Defeat a DUI or Criminal Charge
There are strategies we can use to fight a DUI or Criminal Charge which will be reliant on on the details of your case. Contact us to discuss potential defenses.
We’ve Defended Thousands of Cases
With nearly 60 years in combined experience, our successful results fighting criminal cases is a direct result of our extensive experience.
Results Count
Our aggressive attorneys are known for working relentlessly on achieving your best possible result.
Develop Your Best Defense
Our aggressive attorneys are known for working relentlessly on achieving your best possible result.
Your Timing is Critical
In Illinois you only have 15 days to save your drivers license from suspension, and 10 days in Iowa. The faster you contact us the better.
Free Case Review
We offer a free case review with a professional Criminal Defense Attorney to review and help you understand all options available to you.

Quad Cities Criminal DUI Defense Attorneys

Criminal and DUI LawyerIf you have been charged with  a DUI OWI or Traffic offense, you need an Attorney who knows and understands the nuances of the laws in Illinois and Iowa. Unlike some Attorneys, when we start your cases, the last thing we think about is a guilty plea. We review all police reports and police videos to determine if there was a sufficient reason for the stop. We also work with many renowned medical and scientific experts, who have been trained to understand the equipment and techniques used by law enforcement. Through our in depth legal research and  connections in the medical and scientific community, we have achieved some great results for our clients, including having charges dismissed, suppression of the traffic stop due to no probable cause,  not guilty by jury/bench trial, and charges reduced with no loss of driving privileges. We understand that every case is different, and our legal team does the due diligence and insures you get the due process you are entitled to!

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Contact Hanna & Ruud, LLC Today

Hanna & Ruud, LLC Attorneys at Law has a long track record of helping clients with legal issues in the Quad Cities area. Our Illinois and and Iowa criminal defense attorneys are ready to put our legal knowledge and experience to work for local citizens and visitors who encounter legal problems in Rock Island, Henry, Scott, Whiteside, Mercer, Clinton and surrounding counties in Illinois and Iowa. Licensed in Illinois, Iowa, and Federal Courts. 

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