Chana, Illinois Criminal Lawyers

Dennis Riley
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Oregon, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(815) 732-7444 412 W Washington St
Oregon, IL 61061
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Paul M. Marriett
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Rockford, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(815) 391-0089 308 West State Street
Suite 327
Rockford, IL 61101
Criminal, DUI, Immigration and Traffic Tickets
Florida Coastal School of Law
The majority of my practice revolves around fighting for those injured in major and catastrophic motor vehicle accidents and defending those accused of DUI, Misdemeanor, Felony, and Traffic offenses. I have NEVER worked for, or taken on an insurance company as a client, and I've NEVER prosecuted anyone on behalf of a state or federal agency. When you hire me, if you e-mail, call, or text message the office, I'm the one that answers, when we go to court, I'll be the one there with you, NOT an associate. Feel free to read some reviews from former clients...
Brendan W Caver
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Rockford, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(815) 714-9508 308 W State St #321
Rockford, IL 61101
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
Loyola University Chicago
Keith Morse
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Rockford, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(815) 967-5000 321 W. State Street, Suite 1204
Rockford, IL 61101
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, DUI and Divorce
Mr. John A Logan esq.
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Rockford, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(779) 208-7639 202 West State Street, Suite 514
Rockford, IL 61101
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Rockford, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(815) 968-8900 1 Court Pl
Rockford, IL 61101
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Rockford, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(815) 965-4878 401 W State St
Rockford, IL 61101
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Rockford, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(815) 547-9533 6281 Valley Knoll Dr
Rockford, IL 61109
Criminal and DUI
Rockford, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(815) 968-5205 416 East State Street
Rockford, IL 61104
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Rockford, IL Criminal Law Attorney
311 7th St
Rockford, IL 61104
Criminal
Rockford, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(815) 964-7933 311 7th St
Rockford, IL 61104
Criminal
Rockford, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(815) 964-4601 400 W State St
Rockford, IL 61101
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Donald J Ramsell
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(800) 342-5384 12 S. Riverside
Ste 2-I
St. Charles, IL 60174
Free ConsultationSt. Charles, 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.
Charles A. Canning
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Elgin, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(847) 742-0420 40 N. Airlite
Suite 3
Elgin, IL 60123
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Illinois College of Law
Attorney Charles Canning has represented clients throughout Kane County and across Northern Illinois for over 30 years. He assists clients with cases in the following practice areas:
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...
David Lee
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Aurora, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(630) 796-7699 2000 W Galena Blvd,
Suite 202
Aurora, IL 60506
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
The John Marshall Law School
I have been a licensed attorney in the State of Illinois since 2003. I began my legal career as a an Assistant State's Attorney in the County of Kendall, State of Illinois. In 2007 I opened my private practice and have successfully represented hundreds of clients in matters ranging from criminal defense to various family law issues, including divorce. I have a unique perspective in criminal defense from my experience in criminal prosecution. I believe that in order to successfully represent client's in criminal and family law matters one must know what the available options are, have a very thorough...
Stacey A. McCullough
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St. Charles, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(630) 665-7300 309 Walnut Street
Unit B
St. Charles, IL 60174
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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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.
Richard F. Doerr
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St. Charles, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(331) 210-0063 https://bankruptcy.mevorahlaw.com/
333 N. Randall Road, Suite 104
St. Charles, IL 60175
Free ConsultationCriminal and Bankruptcy
Washington University School of Law
Richard Doerr is married and has two children and three teenage grandchildren. In his 40+ years' experience, Mr. Doerr has tried cases on matters ranging from speeding to murder. In 1972, he was selected out of 200 applicants as one of ten participants in the St. Louis County Prosecutor's intern program. During his 31 years in bankruptcy practice, he has seen two major revisions in bankruptcy laws, the first in 1978 and the second in 2005. Mr. Doerr's leisure activities include cross-country skiing, car shows, and driving his classic 1973 Corvette convertible.
Theodore Louis Kuzniar
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St. Charles, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(630) 377-7770 2580 Foxfield Road
Suite 200
St. Charles, IL 60174
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
DePaul College of Law
Mr. Kuzniar is a member of the Illinois State and Kane County Bar Associations where he has been a frequent lecturer. He was recently honored by the Kane County Bar Association for 30 years of service to the profession and membership in the Association. Mr. Kuzniar is licensed to practice in the Illinois state, appellate and Supreme Courts, as well as the United States Federal District Court, and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Additionally, he is licensed to practice in the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Kuzniar was chosen by the Supreme Court of the...
David Brian Franks
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Lake in the Hills, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(847) 854-7700 1301 Pyott Road
Suite 200
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Beijing University & Fudan University
David B. Franks is a highly effective Criminal Attorney, Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Lawyer and Traffic Defense Attorney who has practiced criminal law since being admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1989. Mr. Franks has more than fifteen years of criminal prosecution and defense experience. Mr. Franks served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in both Cook County and McHenry County, Illinois. In McHenry County he served four years as a prosecutor in the Misdemeanor and Felony Divisions. He served as one of the first two designated Domestic Battery Prosecutors in McHenry County, as well as the Misdemeanor and Traffic...
Glenn Sowa
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Geneva, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(630) 232-1780 524 W. State Street
Unit 2
Geneva, IL 60134
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Northern Illinois University College of Law
Mr. Sowa was a Special Agent in the Illinois Bureau of Investigation, the State Police agency for investigating narcotics and organized crime, and later became an Assistant State's Attorney in DuPage County. Prominently active in the Kane County Bar, he is a member of its Criminal Law Committee and Courthouse Design Committee, and a lecturer on ethics and criminal law for the Kane County Bar Association Criminal Law Committee Seminars. Mr. Sowa is the past Chairman of the Criminal Law Committee.

Mr. Sowa manages our office in Geneva, handling cases in Kane, DeKalb, Kendall and outlying counties.

Mr. Sowa has extensive experience...
Michael T. Schulenberg
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Batavia, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(630) 280-3879 428 South Batavia Avenue
Batavia, IL 60510
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Personal Injury
Wayne State University Law School
When hiring an attorney you need to have someone on your side that concentrates their practice in one or two areas of law. I concentrate my practice in representing those charged with criminal and traffic offenses, family law, and litigation.
Sandi Byrd
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Aurora, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(630) 906-7360 563 Galena Blvd.
Aurora, IL 60506
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Our experienced criminal defense lawyers at Zuelke & Byrd, L.L.C., have significant experience defending people charged with crimes. Sandi Byrd entered private practice in October 2002 following nearly six years working as an attorney in the Kane County Public Defender's Office. Since entering private practice Sandi has represented clients in Kane, DuPage, Kendall, DeKalb, and Cook Counties. Sandi graduated from the Indiana University School of Law in 1996 and was admitted to practice law in Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois the same year. Since the beginning of her career Sandi has focused her...
Matthew J. Haiduk
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Geneva, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(630) 557-6288 825 W. State
#117D
Geneva, IL 60134
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
DePaul College of Law
Concentrating in helping and defending people accused of crimes, DUI and traffic offenses. Aggressive.

Zealous representation of private and court appointed clients in trial and appellate
courts. Practice includes crimes such as homicide, assault, drug distribution, drug
possession, fraud, DUI, Home Invasion, Sex Offenses and traffic tickets; Jury trials,
bench trials, and contested motions dispositive of the case; Research, draft, file and
serve Appellate briefs, Petitions for Leave to Appeal to the Illinois State Supreme Court,
Post Conviction and 2-1401 petitions for trial courts; Oral Arguments before the Illinois
State Appellate Court, Second Judicial District.
Michael Poulakidas
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Aurora, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(630) 892-5150 346 N Lake St
Aurora, IL 60506
Free ConsultationCriminal, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Western Michigan University
Graduated Law School in 1998. Passed the Bar Exam and was admitted to practice in the State of Illinois in May of 1998.
Todd Andrew Benison
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Crystal Lake, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(847) 899-8788 65 South Virginia Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Foreclosure Defense
The John Marshall Law School
Mr. Benison earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. While attending Law School, Mr. Benison achieved the JMLS best oralist award for his participation in the 2L Herzog Moot Court Competition. He was selected for a student externship with the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office during his final year of law school. Prior to entering Law School, Mr. Benison was in private practice as an accountant, working with local business in Northern Illinois. In his free time, Mr. Benison enjoys spending time with his wife, Erika, and their three children.
John W. Gaffney
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Harvard, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(815) 943-0900 67 North Ayer Street
Harvard, IL 60033
Criminal, Civil Rights, Education and Immigration
The John Marshall Law School
Mr. Gaffney began his legal career in the prestigious field of clerking for a Federal judge. He went on as an Assistant State’s Attorney to prosecute complex narcotic and gang cases.
Afterwards, he went into private practice in Harvard, Illinois where he serves his clients in the areas of State and Federal criminal defense, school law, second amendment issues, and general litigation.

Mr. Gaffney is especially proud of his record in the areas of expungement, clemency, pardons and sealed records. Utilizing these legal avenues, he has helped countless clients move forward with their lives.
Robert Canfield
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Rockford, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(815) 968-7200 1111 S Alpine Rd.
#704
Rockford, IL 61108
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Family
University of Minnesota Law School
Attorney Robert (Bob) Canfield was born and raised in Rockford, IL. He graduated from Guilford High School in 1965. After joining the Army in February of 1968, he went on to Army flight school and graduated 2nd in his flight class. He spent a year in Vietnam flying CH-47 Chinook helicopters for the 101st Airborne Division and then returned to Fort Rucker, Alabama, as an Instrument Flight Instructor.

Following active Duty, he attended the University of Minnesota where he received his BA in psychology in 1976 and his Law degree in 1978. After taking and passing both the...
Brian J. Mirandola
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Elgin, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
47 Du Page Court
Elgin, IL 60120
Criminal, DUI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
DePaul College of Law
I am criminal defense lawyer Brian J. Mirandola. I served as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Kane County for more than seven years, where I prosecuted hundreds of DUI cases and other misdemeanors and felonies. I understand the prosecutor's strategy. I was also a member of the criminal defense team at a large local law firm for nearly two years, where I learned that handling case files as they land in your in-box is no way to provide effective, honest criminal defense representation. That is why I opened my private solo practice last year. I started law school...
Donald Zuelke
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Aurora, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(630) 906-7360 563 W Galena Blvd
Aurora, IL 60506
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
The John Marshall Law School
Bradley Cahow
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Elgin, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(847) 697-8000 1070 Larkin Ave
Suite 2W
Elgin, IL 60123
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Northern Illinois University
Brad Cahow has been practicing law in Kane, Dekalb, McHenry, DuPage, Cook, Will and nearby counties since 1981. Brad provides legal services in the following areas: REAL ESTATE LAW Brad has represented several thousand real estate clients in residential sales and purchases. He prepares contracts and provides title insurance services. His experience also includes loan modifications, short sales, and landlord tenant dispute. FAMILY LAW Brad has...
Richard Van Den Bussche
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Crystal Lake, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(815) 356-5531 455 Coventry Ln, Suite 107
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Landlord Tenant and Probate
The John Marshall Law School
Van A. Larson
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Batavia, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(630) 879-9090 233 W. Wilson Street
Batavia, IL 60510
Criminal, Family and Real Estate
John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL
Van A. Larson is the President of and principal/sole attorney at the Law Office of Van A. Larson, P.C. in downtown Batavia, Illinois. Van received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and later received his Juris Doctorate from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. Van A. Larson was admitted to the Illinois Bar and the U.S. District Court of Northern Illinois in 1978. Since then, he has gained more than 35 years of litigation experience in nearly all courts throughout Kane, Kendall, DuPage and DeKalb counties. Van’s career began...
Mrs. Lucinda D. Bugden
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Rockford, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(815) 520-5443 Bugden Law Offices
216 North Court St
Rockford, IL 61103
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Northern Illinois University
Charles Sewell
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Belvidere, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(815) 544-3118 215 South State Street
Belvidere, IL 61008
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Traffic Tickets
James Mertes
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Sterling, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(815) 626-1500 4015 East Lincolnway
Suite D
Sterling, IL 61081
Criminal, Divorce, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Jason L Traub
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Yorkville, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(847) 910-2456 P.O. Box 77
Yorkville, IL 60560
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Patrick Crimmins
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Geneva, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(630) 262-0475 825 West State Street
Geneva, IL 60134
Free ConsultationCriminal, Personal Injury, White Collar Crime and Workers' Comp
Joseph Ponitz
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Marengo, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(815) 923-2107 19333 East Grant Highway
Marengo, IL 60152
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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.