Illinois Criminal Lawyers

Gus Kostopoulos
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience

Gus Kostopoulos is a former prosecutor with over 18 years experience successfully handling criminal defense matters. Read More »
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Maria G. Antoniolli
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Winfield, IL Criminal Law Lawyer

The John Marshall Law SchoolIllinois
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Brian Polinske
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Edwardsville, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience

A former prosecutor, I gained insight into what the government looks at when prosecuting defendants. I have successfully conducted many jury trials (100+). From Murder to Drug Trafficking to DUI I have won my clients... Read More »
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Bill Vig
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Springfield, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience

I grew up in Menard County, Illinois, attending Petersburg PORTA schools and graduating from PORTA High School. I then attended Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois, where I graduated magna cum laude with a... Read More »
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Andrew Weisberg
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(773) 908-9811 20 N Clark Street, Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationChicago, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of Missouri - Columbia
Andrew M. Weisberg is a highly successful criminal defense attorney focusing on criminal defense and criminal defense only! When you are charged with a crime, you need a criminal defense lawyer who eats, sleeps and drinks criminal law cases. Don't trust your freedom and future to lawyers who practices in multiple areas of law. It is critical to hire an attorney solely dedicated to the practice of criminal defense.

It is also important to find a criminal defense lawyer with great experience in court. Do not leave serious legal matters to those unfamiliar with the demands of courtroom battle. If...
Brian Polinske
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Edwardsville, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(618) 692-6520 701 N Main St
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Saint Louis University School of Law
A former prosecutor, I gained insight into what the government looks at when prosecuting defendants. I have successfully conducted many jury trials (100+). From Murder to Drug Trafficking to DUI I have won my clients cases. Let my 26 years of trial experience work for you. My practice is primarily criminal defense oriented. Madison, St. Clair, Jersey, Macoupin, Monroe, Montgomery, Clinton, Calhoun, Fayette and Bond counties are the counties I concentrate in.

Unlike other attorneys, we don't practice in other areas such as bankruptcy, collections, or small claims. We prefer to concentrate our efforts in...
Timothy Martin
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Wheaton, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(630) 480-0604 610 East Roosevelt Road
Suite 200
Wheaton, IL 60187
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
The John Marshall Law School
Timothy P. Martin Wheaton, Illinois Managing Partner and Chief Litigator 630-474 -8000 Office 630-480-0692 Fax Email Tim@Timmartinlaw.com Timothy P. Martin, a resident of DuPage County, is a Partner with the LAW OFFICES OF MARTIN & KENT, LLC. Mr. Martin received his Juris Doctorate from the John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois. While in law school, Mr. Martin served as an associate editor of the John Marshall Law Review. His work on the law review lead to a nationally published article in the area of criminal law. In 2009, Tim Martin was elected President of the...
Jeremy W. Sackett
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Edwardsville, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(618) 692-8225 315 N. Main St. Suite 1
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and Personal Injury
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Jeremy Sackett is a former prosecutor with 10 years of courtroom intensive experience. He now represents clients in matters of criminal defense, personal injury, traffic violations, and DUI's.
Andrew Cherkasky
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(844) 464-5529 2626 Lakeview Dr., #1408
Chicago, IL 60614
Free ConsultationCriminal and Military
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
I knew I would be a trial lawyer as long as I can remember. I was one of those kids growing up that loved to argue about everything and anything. Parents, teachers, siblings, it didn’t matter — and the truth is, I won most of those fights. Education I attended college at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. My studies were all focused on the necessary course work to later attend law school. During college I was the captain of the mock-trial team that won third in the nation. I majored in political science,...
Morris Anyah
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(312) 528-9022 53 W Jackson Blvd #1264
Chicago, IL 60604
Criminal, Appeals, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
University of Dayton School of Law
Morris A. Anyah is a top criminal defense and criminal appeals attorney in Chicago. He is a former Cook County prosecutor and war crimes attorney at The Hague. He is now one of the pre-eminent, “go to” lawyers when people search for a top-notch criminal defense or criminal appeals attorney in Chicago. He recently obtained an acquittal for a defendant charged with six counts of first degree murder, after a jury trial before the Circuit Court of Cook County, and he represented former Liberian president Charles Taylor at his war crimes trial in The Hague. Attorney Anyah is a trial...
David J. Winer
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Waukegan, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(847) 336-9111 9 N County St #100
Waukegan, IL 60085
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Illinois Institute of Technology
David Winer and the Law Office of Winer & Winer have been a presence in Lake County for many decades specializing in DUI/Traffic & Criminal defense.

It is critical to hire a local lawyer with intimate knowledge of the legal environment. David Winer has been very active as a current member of the Criminal/Traffic Law committee and Chairman of the Lake County Lawyer Referral Service and a past member the Editorial Board & Contributing Author of the Lake County Docket and Chairman of the Juvenile Law Committee.

David has been chosen several times to lecture and teach other lawyers about Criminal,...
Mr. Stephen A Brundage
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Wheaton, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(630) 260-9647 1749 S Naperville Rd
Suite 105
Wheaton, IL 60189
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
DePaul College of Law
My law enforcement background as an investigator, instructor, evidence technician and police officer provides a key advantage to clients of my criminal defense practice. I have practiced law in Illinois for 27 years, helping thousands of clients obtain the best possible outcome when facing criminal charges, from DUI and traffic offenses to serious felonies such as drug charges and sex crimes. Our law firm, serving DuPage, Kane, and Cook counties, also offers strong advocacy in divorce, custody and related issues, as well as and personal injury, real estate, and wills and trusts. For experienced, personalized representation in your legal...
Omar Khan
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Oakbrook Terrace, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(630) 529-9377 One Lincoln Centre
18W140 Butterfield Road, Floor 15
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Criminal, DUI, Immigration and Traffic Tickets
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Attorney Omar F. Khan received his Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University – Moritz College of Law and is admitted to practice in Illinois and in front of the Executive Office for Immigration Review. Mr. Khan's practice of law is focused on immigration law and criminal matters which create immigration issues.

Before founding Khan Nayyar & Associates, Mr. Khan was an Assistant State's Attorney working for the Winnebago County State's Attorney Office. Prior to that, Mr. Khan was a law clerk for Judge J. Edward Prochaska in the 17th Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois.

With experience in both criminal and civil...
Ronald L. Bell
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Libertyville, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(847) 495-6000 1113 S. Milwaukee Ave. Suite 204
Libertyville, IL 60048
Criminal, DUI, Family and White Collar Crime
The John Marshall Law School
Attorney Ronald L. Bell has extensive litigation and negotation experience and has held former positions such as the Assistant Illinois Attorney General and Chief Corporate Counsel to a $250 million dollar company. Ronald Bell has argued and/or presented cases before the United States Supreme Court, Illinois Supreme Court, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and every Illinois appellate court. Attorney Bell has top academic credentials and he was the top student in his law school class at the age of 23, a former editor of the law review and graduated college at the age of 20.
David L. Freidberg
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience

Welcome to the Chicago, Illinois, Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C., a premier Chicago criminal law attorney who knows how the system works and when to negotiate or simply take the gloves off and fight it out in... Read More »
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David Mennie
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Northfield, IL Criminal Law Attorney

University of IowaIllinois
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Michael Rosenblat
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Northbrook, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(847) 480-2390 707 Skokie Blvd
#600
Northbrook, IL 60062
Criminal, Health Care, Military and White Collar Crime
The John Marshall Law School and University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Michael C. Rosenblat graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana, and The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Rosenblat enlisted in the US Army (1987 – 1993) and, in 1994 became an Assistant Attorney General with the Illinois Attorney General's Office in Chicago, having served as Deputy Chief Criminal Prosecution, Deputy Chief Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (lead prosecutor), and Deputy Chief Special Litigation. Michael C. Rosenblat has been sought out as a speaker and an author. He has made presentations to colleagues as well as co-authored a guidebook for attorneys practicing...
Donald J Ramsell
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(800) 342-5384 128 S County Farm Rd
Wheaton, IL 60187
Free ConsultationWheaton, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and Traffic Tickets
DePaul College of Law
Donald J. Ramsell, author of several DUI articles and books, is the one of the few DUI defense attorneys to appear and argue on a DUI case before the United States Supreme Court in its entire 213 years of existence. In his 33 year career his firms have defended 15,000 clients.
Steven H Fagan
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(847) 635-8200 950 Lee St
Ste 200
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Free ConsultationDes Plaines, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Northwest Suburban Bar Association and Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Steven Fagan is an experienced defense attorney who devotes his practice to the areas of DUI, criminal, and traffic law in the Chicago community as a member of the knowledgeable team of Fagan, Fagan & Davis. Attorney Fagan received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign in 1995 before earning his Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1998. He is admitted to practice law by the Illinois State Bar Association and is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers,...
Timothy Joseph Fiscella
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Hinsdale, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(630) 708-6690 201 East Ogden, Suite 215
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology and Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Mr. Fiscella has owned and operated his own firm since 2007. During that time, he has helped hundreds of clients charged with DUIs and other traffic related offenses. He has a track record of success at trial, litigating motions to suppress evidence and statements, and working out other favorable resolutions for his clients. He is focused on client communication and takes pride in being available via telephone, email, or even text. His practice is primarily focused in Dupage, Cook and surrounding Illinois counties but he has represented clients in matters throughout Northern Illinois. ...
Stacey A. McCullough
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Wheaton, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(630) 665-7300 1737 South Naperville, Rd.
Suite 100
Wheaton, IL 60189
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Stacey A. McCullough's career has been focused on the successful defense of the criminally accused in DuPage County for over 20 years. She has firmly established her advocacy skills through hundreds of hearings and trials for offenses ranging from traffic violations to felonies. Stacey's experiences and involvement in the legal community have instilled in her the understanding that each case and client she takes on is unique and important. She reviews all circumstances thoroughly and provides clients with explanations of proceedings, potential challenges, and possible outcomes. Clients can be confident Stacey's representation is personal, honest, respectful and dedicated.

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James G. Dimeas
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(847) 807-7405 120 W Golf Road
Suite 110
Schaumburg, IL 60195-3618
Free ConsultationSchaumburg, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
-25 years of experience handling criminal cases in Cook County, DuPage County and Kane County, as well as federal courts as far away as Las Vegas.
-Rated “Superb”, the highest classification possible by AVVO, the organization that rates every attorney in the nation.
-Recognized as one of the "Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers" by The National Trial Lawyers. This designation is only reserved for the “best of the best” and only for a very few distinguished attorneys.
-Named a "Best DWI Attorney" by Best DWI Attorney in 2017.
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Mr. Matthew D. Keenan
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Skokie, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(847) 568-0160 9239 Gross Point, Suite 202A
Skokie, IL 60077
Criminal, DUI, Education and Traffic Tickets
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
A criminal and school law attorney with over 20 years of experience, I have successfully represented clients all over the Chicago area in criminal, DUI and school law matters. My practice includes DUI, felony, criminal, misdemeanor, homicide, internet crime, retail theft, traffic offenses, cyberstalking, drug or narcotics crimes such as drug possession or drug dealing, weapons violations, domestic battery and juvenile crime. I also represent families involving school cases including residency and academic disciplinary hearings. In addition, I co-authored 5 chapters in Illinois Jurisprudence Criminal Law and Procedure, Vols. 1 and 2 (LexisNexis 2014) including chapters on arrest and...
Daniel Joseph Conidi
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(708) 366-9900 200 E. Randolph, Suite 5100
Suite: 5100
Chicago, IL 60601
Free ConsultationCriminal and Immigration
MId Atlantic School of Law
I worked as Senior Special Agent Criminal Investigator for the US Department of Homeland Security and the US Department of Justice for over 26 years. As a Special Agent I worked in all aspects of the immigration mission both criminally and administratively. After leaving the US Government I was a founding partner of Alliant Law Group, LLC and currently oversee the business and operation of the firm. At Alliant, we emphasize client service in every matter, including the importance of attorney/staff accessibility, and client understanding regardless of their primary language. With the firm, I strive to provide...
Marissa R. Hanson
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Geneva, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(630) 844-8781 431 Williamsburg Avenue
Geneva, IL 60134
Criminal, Family and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University
Marissa’s main areas of concentration are family law matters such as Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Paternity, Visitation and Adoption. Marissa is also a court approved family Mediator and Guardian ad Litem in Kane and Dekalb County. In addition, Marissa is one of the few Kane County foreclosure mediators for the sixteenth judicial circuit.
Matt Fakhoury
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(847) 920-4540 10024 Skokie Blvd.
Suite 210
Skokie, IL 60077
Free ConsultationSkokie, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Saint Louis University School of Law
When you’re facing tough charges, you need a tough lawyer. Matt Fakhoury is an aggressive criminal defense attorney who will put your needs and your rights first! As a former prosecutor, Mr. Fakhoury knows the legal system from an insider's perspective--and that helps you get the results you deserve. Mr. Fakhoury is also an Adjunct Professor at DePaul University, where he teaches law courses in the undergraduate sociology department. With years of experience as a lawyer and professor, Mr. Fakhoury has tried numerous bench and jury trials for his clients with outstanding results. If you were arrested and charged...
Gbenga Longe
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Attorney

Attorney Gbenga Longe brings an excellent record of effective and aggressive representation. No matter the issue, she will fight for her clients and ensure that their rights are protected. As a former prosecutor, Gbenga... Read More »
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Daniel Walsh
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Joliet, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience

I am a life long Will County Resident and former Will County Prosecutor. I was involved in some of the highest profile cases in Will County, including cases that were featured on national television. Read More »
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Michael John Young
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Westchester, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(708) 410-0090 9842 Roosevelt Road
Westchester, IL 60154
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
The John Marshall Law School
I am a DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney. I take pride in my work and work hard to obtain great results.
Purav Bhatt
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(773) 791-9682 1655 S Blue Island
#312
Chicago, IL 60608
Free ConsultationCriminal
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Being represented by The Law Offices of Purav Bhatt means you are represented by one of the top criminal defense lawyers in Chicago who is well prepared, attentive and here for you. Rest assured that you and your matter will get the individual time and attention you and your matter deserve. As a former Cook County State’s Attorney, Mr. Bhatt has the experience to handle felony and misdemeanor cases, traffic cases and other legal matters as well as an understanding of the prosecution’s goals and objectives. During his time as a prosecutor, Mr. Bhatt successfully tried hundreds of bench...
Stephen Komie
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(312) 263-2800 1 N. LaSalle St.
Suite 4200
Chicago, IL 60602
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
National College for DUI Defense at Harvard Law School and DePaul College of Law
Stephen M. Komie is the founder of Komie and Associates, and he has over 40 years of experience successfully representing clients in state, federal, and international trials and appeals. Mr. Komie is best known for high profile cases such as his defense of Sandra Fabiano for child abuse and John Carroccia for murder, which were widely reported in the Illinois media. He has helped numerous clients achieve victory in criminal and civil trials across Illinois and the United States.

Mr. Komie provides his clients with dedicated, tenacious defense against criminal charges, and he has won many landmark decisions, including the 1995...
Dominick R Dolci
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Oakbrook Terrace, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(630) 261-9098 17W662 Butterfield Rd
#304
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and White Collar Crime
The John Marshall Law School
Dominick Dolci is a family law and criminal defense attorney in DuPage County, IL. Dominick acts as the Managing Partner at the Law Offices of Dolci & Weiland, with offices in Oakbrook Terrace, IL and Chicago, IL.
Evan Winer
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Waukegan, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(847) 336-9111 9 N. County Street
Suite 100
Waukegan, IL 60085
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
With 30 years of legal experience, Evan Winer is a highly-experienced Lake County defense attorney representing clients in the areas of Criminal, DUI, Traffic, Juvenile and Secretary of State License Reinstatement Hearings. A Graduate With Distinction (Cum Laude) from the University of Iowa and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honors society, Evan attended Loyola University of Chicago School of Law where he graduated and was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1988 and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in 1989. After working in the civil litigation...
Patrick Nelson
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Wheaton, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(630) 480-4280 1749 South Naperville Road
Suite 105
Wheaton, IL 60189
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
The John Marshall Law School
As an experienced litigator with over 18 years of experience, I have extensive experience handling the following types of cases: divorce, child custody, visitation, child support, alimony (maintenance), property division, modification and support enforcement, QDRO's (division of retirement accounts), criminal law, DUI, traffic tickets, juvenile and expungement.

I believe that representing clients is a great responsibility and privilege. I enjoy helping people through a difficult time. I take a personal approach to each client and to each case. Every client that retains me receives personal attention and knows that their interests truly matters to me. You will...
Martin S. LaScola
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Maywood, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(773) 655-5544 1317 S. 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL 60153
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
The John Marshall Law School
Martin began his career as an Assistant State's Attorney and prosecuted a tremendous number of cases in
approximate 5 years spent in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. In 2004, Martin entered private practice and now has spent nearly 15 years defending cases in Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane and McHenry counties. Armed with trial experience and aggressive negotiating skills, Martin will accomplish the legal goals you seek. Call today 773-655-5544 and you will speak to me directly - no secretary, no answering service - you get to the Attorney directly!!

I provide criminal, DUI, and traffic defense with the...
Mitch Furman
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(312) 651-4206 190 S La Salle Street
Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60603
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
The John Marshall Law School
Chicago criminal defense attorney Mitch Furman will be able to provide the representation and legal support you need no matter how complex your case may be. If you are facing a DUI charge, theft crime, drug offense or any other criminal charge then you owe it to yourself to consult with an attorney you know you can trust. Don’t be taken advantage of by the court system, hire a legal advocate who will be able to fight on your behalf throughout the entire legal process. In addition, Mr. Furman assists clients dealing with personal injury related cases; real estate law...
Robert M Motta
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(312) 281-9911 161 N. Clark St
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60601
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and White Collar Crime
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Robert Motta II is the Managing Partner at Motta & Motta LLC. He concentrates his law practice in criminal defense, DUI, divorce & family law. Robert was named 2014 Top 100 National Trial Lawyer and is known in the legal community for his unparalleled pre-trial and trial strategies.
Patrick G. King
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East Alton, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(618) 462-8405 205 West Main Street
East Alton, IL 62024
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
The King Law Firm, LLC is a trial practice focused on Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Traffic & DUI's, and Driver's License Reinstatement. Patrick established his law practice in his hometown of Alton, IL. The firm offers a variety of legal services to individuals, families, public entities, and small businesses. Patrick 's wife - Stephanie - also practices in the areas of Estate Planning, Guardianships, and Probate. Patrick serves the legal interests of his hometown and the greater St. Louis Metropolitan Area. The practice is built on strong professional relationships and clear communications with all clients. The legal process can be...
Andrew Weisberg
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience

Andrew M. Weisberg is a highly successful criminal defense attorney focusing on criminal defense and criminal defense only! When you are charged with a crime, you need a criminal defense lawyer who eats, sleeps and... Read More »
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David S. Olshansky
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience

Illinois Institute of TechnologyIllinois
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Angel M. Traub
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Lombard, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(630) 426-0196 100 W. 22nd Street
Suite 150
Lombard, IL 60148
Criminal, Business, DUI and Juvenile
John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL
Angel M. Traub is a civil litigation attorney & principal owner of A. Traub & Assoc.. She graduated in 98 from NIU with her B.A. & was awarded the Outstanding Woman Student Award & Outstanding Communication Major Award in 98. Angel graduated from The John Marshall Law School with a J.D. In 01 where She was selected as a John Marshall Distinguished Scholar & was a member of the Order of John Marshall, Honorary Scholarship Society. She was admitted to practice in the State of Illinois & the Northern District of Illinois in 2001. Angel is trained & certified...
S. Janaan Hashim
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(708) 361-3600 225 W. Washington Blvd
Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60606
Free ConsultationCriminal and Arbitration & Mediation
DePaul University
Atty. Janaan Hashim focuses her criminal law practice exclusively on expungements and sealing of records and other forms of post-conviction relief.

Since graduating from law school Janaan has always worked in the criminal justice field, first as an Assistant Appellate Defender with the State of Illinois and then in private practice at the trial level until shifting her focus on expugements in 2015.

Janaan volunteers her time and legal expertise at Cabrini Green Legal Aid where she assists pro bono petitioners with both their Expungement and Sealing of Records petitions and court representation when the State objects to their petitions.

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Kathryn L Harry
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Oak Brook, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(630) 472-9700 1200 Harger Rd
Suite 706
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Since 1991, Ms. Harry has been helping people from all walks of life with their legal problems. Currently, Ms. Harry's practice focuses primarily on the areas of divorce, custody (allocation of parenting time and allocation of parental responsibilities), family law, DUI, traffic tickets, and criminal defense.

Ms. Harry has been rated highly by her clients, who recommend her to their friends and family time and time again. She is creative and designs unique solutions for each client. The firm prides itself on its customer service.

Ms. Harry graduated Cum Laude from Millikin...
Donald J Cosley
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Rolling Meadows, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(847) 253-3100 1855 Rohlwing Road
Suite D
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
The John Marshall Law School
Donald J. Cosley has practiced law since 1994 and is admitted to practice in Illinois, the U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Donald Cosley assisted many clients in divorce and related family law, criminal defense, DUI, traffic violations, and drivers' license reinstatements. He prides himself on his firm's ability to provide aggressive and personable service to clients from all walks of life. Mr. Cosley belongs to several professional associations. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers....
Diane M Ainsworth Esq.
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(312) 984-0398 203 N. LA SALLE ST.,
Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60601
Criminal, Appeals, Personal Injury and Probate
Northwestern University School of Law
Attended Noroton School in Darien, Conn,; Graduated from Emma Willard School. Alumnus: Operation Crossroads Africa - Ivory Coast ; Exchange Student to University of Lorraine, France.
Sal John Sheikh Esq.
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(312) 532-8554 542 S. Dearborn Street
Suite 510
Chicago, IL 60605
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Chicago Personal Injury& Cook County Criminal Defense Attorney Sal Sheikh has a well-deserved reputation of excellence in providing smart, sensible, and cost-effective legal solutions to his clients. "I serve a wide range of clientele from all socioeconomic backgrounds. Every client relationship is valued greatly and treated with dignity and respect. Each client benefits from the depth and breadth of my representation." If you would like honest, "real world" solutions to your Chicago Criminal Defense Case or Chicago Personal Injury Claim, contact my office for a consult. My rates are reasonable and I am accessible to my clients.
David L. Freidberg
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(312) 560-7100 70 W Madison St
#1450
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
St. Mary's University School of Law
Welcome to the Chicago, Illinois, Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C., a premier Chicago criminal law attorney who knows how the system works and when to negotiate or simply take the gloves off and fight it out in court. We pride ourselves on providing our clients the most powerful and aggressive criminal defense available in the Chicagoland area. We handle all criminal cases, including drug offenses, rape, assault and murder. Experienced, Compassionate, Aggressive Criminal Defense If you have been charged with a crime, you want to know your attorney will take a sincere interest in your case...
Rachel Hernandez
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St. Charles, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(630) 888-0017 619 W. Main Street
Suite D
St. Charles, IL 60174
Criminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Northern Illinois University, College of Law and Western Illinois University
Rachel Hernandez began her career with the Community Crisis Center in 1999 and now serves on their Board of Directors. The center is a not for profit domestic violence shelter and social service agency in Elgin. Rachel has a passion for helping others and community building and attended NIU College of Law committed to pursuing those goals.
After graduating, she served as an assistant state's attorney handling a variety of criminal and civil matters in Boone and Winnebago Counties, with a particular passion for seeking justice for children and victims of violent crimes. As an assistant state's attorney, she managed a...
Tina T Tran
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(773) 609-3637 208 S. Jefferson St.
Ste. 204
Chicago, IL 60661
Free ConsultationCriminal and Bankruptcy
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Tina T. Tran (known to her close friends as Ty) is a second-generation Vietnamese American. As an ardent social justice advocate, Tina is committed to providing accessible, affordable, and affirming legal support and advocacy to people of all backgrounds and circumstances. She prides herself on giving her clients the fresh start they deserve, whether that be through filing for Bankruptcy, or through the Expungement and Sealing of criminal records. Tina grew up in the California Bay Area, and she learned early on about the wide discrepancies between people of different economic or racial backgrounds and their access to the...
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Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Attorney Mohammad (Moe) Ahmad attended Western Michigan University Cooley Law School where he earned a juris doctorate degree with a concentration in litigation. Moe is a former prosecutor of the CCSAO. With a decade of experience as an attorney, Moe has extensive experience in both criminal and real estate law. He tried thousands of criminal, traffic and DUI cases. Now in private practice, Moe continues to maintain a reputation for being well-skilled, fair and honest.

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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.