Chicago, Illinois Criminal Lawyers

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What are my rights if I've been arrested in Chicago?

First of all, police should advise you immediately upon arrest of your constitutional rights: you have the right not to speak to the police, you have the right to have an attorney, and if you cannot afford an attorney you have the right to a public defender.

If you have been arrested or charged with a crime in Chicago, a Chicago criminal defense lawyer can help you through the criminal process, from the time of arrest until sentencing. Hiring a lawyer sooner in the process rather than later may help you mount a stronger defense and avoid saying or doing things against your self-interest.

Note that you must unequivocally assert your right to an attorney (“I will not speak until I have an attorney present”) in order for police to stop questioning you. Once you do that, they must stop all questioning until you have an attorney present.

In contrast, it is easier to accidentally waive your right to silence. You invoke your right to silence by not speaking, but if you do say something, the police may use that as evidence against you in court.

What options do I have if I did commit the crime of which I'm accused?

A criminal prosecution requires that the government prove every element of its case beyond a reasonable doubt. This is a very exacting standard, and a skilled criminal defense lawyer can seize upon the many opportunities to weaken the prosecution's arguments. For example, there may be a problem with the chain of custody of a key piece of evidence, or the defendant might not have been properly instructed of his Fifth Amendment rights. Even if you committed the crime for which you are charged, the government is responsible for proving it and following the strict procedures in place to assure a fair trial.

The office of the Cook County State's Attorney, which prosecutes crimes in Chicago, has stated that it will invest substantial resources in increasing enforcement and incarceration, which makes it even more crucial that criminal defendants retain skilled counsel to represent them.

Defending against criminal charges in Cook County can be challenging, which is why it is important find a Chicago criminal defense lawyer to zealously argue for your rights. A criminal record can affect your employment prospects, housing applications, and more, particularly if you are convicted of a felony. Don't hesitate to contact a Chicago lawyer; your freedom may depend on it!

Donald J Ramsell
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Illinois Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience

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... Read More »
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Andrew Weisberg
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Former Cook County Prosecutor. Experienced & Compassionate Criminal Defense

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,... Read More »
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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... Read More »
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Gus Kostopoulos
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience

Gus Kostopoulos is a former prosecutor with over 18 years experience successfully handling criminal defense matters. 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 21 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...
(847) 807-1075 10024 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, IL 60077
(773) 908-9811 44 N Michigan Ave
#1200
Chicago, IL 60611
Morris Anyah
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(312) 528-9022 53 W Jackson Blvd #1264
Chicago, IL 60604
Criminal, Appeals, Civil Rights 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...
Moe Ahmad
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405 North Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
Free ConsultationChicago, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
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.

Moe’s primary practice areas consist of real estate transactions, criminal law, DUI and traffic cases. His philosophy regarding the practice of law is not only...
(312) 702-0878 121 South Wilke Road
Suite 301
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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,...
(844) 464-5529 116 Oasis
Irvine, CA 92620
William Wolf
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(312) 888-1124 53 West Jackson Blvd. Suite 1515
Chicago, IL 60604
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
William Wolf has been a criminal defense lawyer for 25 years. He has an extensive amount of experience handling all kinds of cases ranging from homicide to sex crimes to narcotics.

Mr. Wolf excels in strategic thinking which has helped him serve thousands of people to win at trial or get the best deal possible. He has vast experience in jury trials, bench trials, and motion hearings to protect his clients from overzealous law enforcement and prosecutors.

He has been published in the State of Illinois and nationally on topics including defending homicide cases, cross-examining expert witnesses, and Confrontation Clause...
Diane M Ainsworth Esq.
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 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.
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...
Brandon K. Davis
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(847) 390-8500 22 W Washington St
#1500
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationChicago, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
Criminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Brandon K. Davis is an Attorney at The Davis Law Group, P.C. where he represents clients charged with DUI, criminal and traffic-related offenses. Mr. Davis regularly represents those facing the suspension, revocation or cancellation of their driving privileges. Mr. Davis received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a major in Political Science and a minor in Business. Mr. Davis received his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law. Mr. Davis is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association as well as the Chicago Bar Association.
(847) 390-8500 191 Waukegan Rd
#305
Northfield, IL 60093
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...
Angel M. Traub
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(312) 528-3290 1136 S. Delano Court West
Suite B201
Chicago, IL 60605
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...
(630) 426-0196 100 W. 22nd Street
Suite 150
Lombard, IL 60148
(847) 749-4182 1114 N. Arlington Heights Rd.
Suite 22
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
1114 N. Arlington Heights Rd.
Suite 22
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Maria G. Antoniolli
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Illinois Criminal Law Lawyer

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Michael Rosenblat
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience

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... Read More »
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Dominick R Dolci
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(312) 238-9007 134 N LaSalle St
#1515
Chicago, IL 60602
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.
(630) 261-9098 17W662 Butterfield Rd
#304
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Michael Rosenblat
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(847) 480-2390 22 W Washington St 15th floor
Chicago, IL 60602
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...
(847) 480-2390 707 Skokie Blvd
#600
Northbrook, IL 60062
Lisa A. Copland
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(312) 546-5059 35 East Wacker Drive
Suite 650
Chicago, IL 60601
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Northwestern University School of Law
Lisa A. Copland has significant experience in several areas of the law including domestic relations, civil litigation, probate, breach of contract and real estate law. She represents men and women in divorce cases, which includes division of property, custody, child support and visitation. She also handles matters in Parentage Court, domestic violence matters and serves as court appointed Guardian ad Litem in highly contested custody cases. Lisa routinely represents buyers and sellers in residential and commercial real estate transactions, and landlords and tenants in eviction proceedings. Through the firm's full service approach, attorneys...
Patrick J Weiland
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(312) 238-9007 33 N Dearborn St
Suite 1850
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Stockbroker Fraud and White Collar Crime
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Prior to forming the Law Offices of Dolci & Weiland, Pat worked at DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office for nearly 10 years, handling all types of felony, misdemeanor and traffic cases. As a misdemeanor Assistant State’s Attorney, Pat was assigned to prosecute over 10,000 Driving while Under the Influence (DUI) cases. During his six years as a Felony Assistant State’s Attorney, Pat handled thousands of felony cases including felony traffic and DUI cases, complex white collar crimes, as well as violent crimes, such as armed robbery, aggravated criminal sexual assault, and first degree murder.
(630) 261-9098 17W662 Butterfield Rd
Suite 304
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
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...
Matt Fakhoury
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(847) 920-4540 1136 S. Delano Court West
Suite B201
Chicago, IL 60605
Free ConsultationChicago, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 12 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...
(847) 920-4540 10024 Skokie Blvd.
Suite 210
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 920-4540 1600 Golf Rd.
Suite 1200
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Robert M Motta
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 16 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.
(630) 844-2766 1700 N. Farnsworth Ave
Suite 12
Aurora, IL 60505
Thomas Caukins Brandstrader
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(847) 650-4070 53 W Jackson Blvd Suite 615
Chicago, IL 60604
Criminal and Appeals
Western State Univ
THOMAS BRANDSTRADER, Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney, specializes in the defense and appeals of serious criminal matters in Illinois and U.S. Federal Courts. He is one of a select group of highly qualified lawyers certified by the Illinois Supreme Court as lead counsel in Death Penalty cases. With 38 years exclusively in the practice of Criminal Law he has exceptional appellate court and trial work experience.  Accomplishments include the distinct opportunity to present oral arguments to both the Illinois Appellate and Supreme Courts. He has authored over five hundred briefs and appeared in every appellate district in Illinois as well as the Seventh...
Steven H. Mevorah
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(630) 932-9100 https://workers-compensation.mevorahlaw.com/
105 W. Madison Street, Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Northern Illinois University
Steven H. Mevorah is the founder of Mevorah Law Offices LLC and began his practice in 1979. Mr. Mevorah brings significant experience to bear in achieving positive results for his clients. With offices in Lombard, Bloomingdale, Chicago, Joliet, and St. Charles, Mr. Mevorah makes his practice accessible to all of those in need throughout the Chicagoland area and surrounding counties. Since the firm's inception, Mr. Mevorah has been committed to building a practice made up of attorneys who share his vision and dedication to offering clients the best legal advice and advocacy combined with unparalleled service. Taking an aggressive...
(630) 932-9100 900 E Roosevelt Road
Lombard, IL 60148
(815) 727-4500 https://criminal-defense.mevorahlaw.com/
58 N. Chicago Street, Suite 500
Joliet, IL 60432
(630) 443-0600 https://bankruptcy.mevorahlaw.com/
333 N. Randall Road, Suite 104
St. Charles, IL 60175
(630) 529-4761 https://immigration.mevorahlaw.com/
134 N. Bloomingdale Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Warren J. Breslin
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(312) 321-9070 401 N Wabash Ave
#35F
Chicago, IL 60611
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
You will not find better representation than through Warren J. Breslin Law Offices. My firm has the experience and acclaimed legal ability to win your case. Very few lawyers and firms stand up to the extensive scrutiny of Martindale-Hubbell to receive the highest AV Rating that allows a listing in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

More than 150 colleagues and judges from multiple Chicago area counties acknowledged my firm’s legal abilities to recommend my firm’s AV Preeminent status. The Martindale-Hubbell 100-year-old directory is where lawyers look for lawyers with the best abilities. You will not find a better attorney to...
Brandon K. Davis
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Professional and knowledgeable Criminal Defense attorney. Free consultation.

Attorney Brandon Davis has defended hundreds of clients charged with criminal offenses throughout the Chicagoland area. Our firm provides high-quality misdemeanor and felony criminal defense. Contact us today.
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David S. Olshansky
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Free Consultation! Aggressive Legal Representation! Strong Track Record!

I am dedicated to representing the accused with skill and experience. I will fight to protect your rights and secure your best interests! Visit my website for more information or call now for a free consultation.
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Martin S. LaScola
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(773) 655-5544 200 S. Wacker Drive
Suite 3100
Chicago, IL 60606
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...
(773) 655-5544 1317 S. 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL 60153
(773) 655-5544 1701 E. Lake Ave.
Suite 200
Glenview, IL 60025
(773) 655-5544 Mundelein, IL 60060
(773) 655-5544 939 Plum Grove Rd. Suite C
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Mr. Gal Pissetzky
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(312) 883-9466 53 W. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 1515
Chicago, IL 60604
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals and White Collar Crime
The John Marshall Law School and University of Illinois - Chicago
Gal Pissetzky is a fearless trial lawyer who defends his clients’ rights with vigor and tenacity.

Located in Chicago, Mr. Pissetzky has over 18-years of experience handling complex state and federal felony charges in Illinois and throughout the country. He has successfully defended clients accused of white collar crimes, murder and attempted murder, sex offenses, and drug crimes. Mr. Pissetzky also represents his clients on appeal, and he has argued before the Illinois Supreme Court and numerous federal appellate courts.

Mr. Pissetzky has dedicated his practice to aggressively protecting his clients and their future, and his...
Kendall D. Hartsfield
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
55 E. Monroe
Suite 3800
Chicago, IL 60603
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Attorney Kendall D. Hartsfield is a graduate of Western Illinois University, Governors State University, and Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, Master of Arts in Political and Justice Studies, and Juris Doctorate, respectively. Mr. Hartsfield’s diverse background ranges from experience representing indigent defendants for the Will County Public Defenders Office, to experience as an educator for the City Colleges of Chicago, for which he taught courses to pre-trial detainees at the Cook County Department of Corrections.

Attorney Kendall D. Hartsfield is admitted to practice throughout the State of Illinois, and is...
(312) 345-1700 One Lincoln Centre, 18W140 Butterfield Road
15th Floor
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
1600 Golf Road, Corporate Center
Suite 1200
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Tina T Tran
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 2 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...
Carlos H. Davalos
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(773) 312-0234 2923 N. Milwaukee Ave., Ste. 911
Ste. 911
Chicago, IL 60618
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
At The Law Offices of Carlos H. Davalos we concentrate in providing clients with aggressive representation in Felony, Criminal, DUI, and Major Traffic cases. Mr. Davalos's work is recognized nationally and locally as exceptional in the area of Criminal and DUI defense. Attorney Davalos has been recognized by the lawyer ratings organization Super Lawyers as being one of the top tier criminal defenders in the State. Similarly the Top 100 National Trial Lawyers organization has selected Mr. Davalos as being one of the top trial lawyers in the state of Illinois. Mr. Davalos retains membership in the National College...
(773) 312-0234 54 E. St. Charles Road
Villa Park, IL 60181
(773) 312-0234 2260 Hicks Road
Ste 409
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
(773) 312-0234 2210 W. North Ave. Suite 6
Melrose Park, IL 60160
Michael J. Brennan
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chicago, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(312) 379-9270 77 West Washington Suite 705
chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights, DUI and Personal Injury
The John Marshall Law School
Michael J. Brennan has been a practicing Personal Injury and Criminal Defense trial lawyer since 1985. He graduated from John Marshall Law School with his Juris Doctorate and was an assistant state’s attorney on behalf of the People of the State of Illinois at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. He has had over 30 years of trial experience handling State and Federal Criminal Defense Matters and Personal Injury cases from motor vehicle accidents to workplace injuries. In 1996, he formed his own law firm, Law Offices of Michael J. Brennan, P.C. Michael’s aggressive dedication to...
(708) 460-9300 16521 S. 106th Court
Orland Park, IL 60467
Nenye Uche
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(312) 380-5341 22 W Washington St #1590,
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Attorney Nenye Uche is a Chicago criminal attorney and a Chicago DUI attorney who represents clients charged with a variety of criminal and DUI matters in the Chicagoland area. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, it is absolutely not the time to randomly select any attorney. A criminal charge could result in the loss of property, significant jail time and loss of employment. For that reason, it is important that you hire an attorney with a proven track record, skill and experience. As a former prosecutor with over a thousand successful...
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.
Steven R. Roach
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(773) 545-8849 8501 W Higgins Rd
#420
Chicago, IL 60631
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
DePaul College of Law
The "Law Offices of Steven R. Roach" is a full service criminal defense practice with office locations in Chicago, Schaumburg, and Wheaton, Illinois. We provide tough, experienced, effective representation on behalf of adults and juveniles throughout the greater Chicagoland area, and all surrounding suburbs. We are pleased to offer a free consultation. Our practice areas include, but are not limited to, Personal Injury, Criminal defense, Worker's Compensation, DUI, Traffic, Driver's License Revocation Reinstatement, FOID Firearm Owners Rights Reinstatement. To contact one of our law offices, call 312-421-8820 / 847-685-6000 / 630-573-8500. You may also contact us...
(630) 573-8500 1755 S. Naperville Road
Suite # 100
Wheaton, IL 60189
(847) 685-6000 1701 E. Woodfield Road, Suite # 1101
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Mitchell S Sexner
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(800) 996-4824 2126 W. Van Buren
Chicago, IL 60612
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Since 1990, the attorneys of Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC have provided highly successful representation for clients across Illinois. One of the area's most recognized legal names, Sexner & Associates LLC has multiple offices located in Illinois, with defense lawyers servicing the Chicago courts as well as for counties including Cook, DuPage, Lake, Kane, Will and McHenry counties. Our attorneys stand ready to help clients with a wide range of legal services. If you would like to speak about your options, no obligation will apply when you call. We believe at Sexner & Associates LLC that helping...
(847) 690-9990 415 W Golf Rd
Suite 15
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
David Mennie
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Free Consultation! Former Prosecutor! Exceptional Criminal Defense Attorney!

I am a powerful defense attorney with unique insight into the criminal justice system. I will fight to protect your interests and rights! Visit my website to see client testimonials. Call for a free consultation.
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Larry Davis
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Free Consultation! Effective Representation in Criminal Defense! Call Now!

I am a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney with over 35 years of experience. I am dedicated to obtaining the best possible result for you! Visit my website to see client testimonials or call for a free consultation.
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Robert H. Hanaford
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(312) 899-9020 150 S Wacker Dr
#2600
Chicago, IL 60606
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home
Drake University Law School
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...
(847) 674-5400 5250 Old Orchard Rd
#300
Skokie, IL 60077
(630) 574-1000 140 Butterfield Rd
#1500
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Ian M Barney
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(312) 854-0906 53 W. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 1215
Chicago, IL 60604
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals and Civil Rights
Loyola University Chicago
Ian M. Barney is a founding partner of Barney & Hourihane, LLP and is licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of Illinois. He has successfully represented clients both at trial and on appeal and has extensive experience representing individuals in a variety of cases. He has participated in many cases of note and has argued before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Illinois Appellate Court. Ian was named a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine for the years 2016 and 2017. No more than 2.5% of attorneys in Illinois are awarded this distinction. ...
(312) 854-0906 874 Green Bay Road
Suite 320
Winnetka, IL 60093
Mark Sutter
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(312) 724-5600 155 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60601
Free ConsultationCriminal, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
DePaul College of Law
Sutter Law Group, LLC is a group of highly respected lawyers founded by Mark Sutter. Our Chicago & DuPage County attorneys are dedicated, accessible and communicative with the client through every step of the case. Together with the assistance of strategic partnerships across the country, Sutter Law Group, LLC has the capability to offer legal counsel and referral assistance to clients in all areas of law.
(630) 519-6900 One Lincoln Centre
18w140 Butterfield Road #1500
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Rina Infelise
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(312) 985-5676 321 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654
Free ConsultationCriminal, Domestic Violence, Family and Traffic Tickets
The John Marshall Law School
Rina Infelise is currently a partner at Rohde and Infelise, PC where she practices in all areas of Criminal law, traffic offenses, domestic violence and orders of protection. Additionally, Rina defends parties that are the subject of Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) investigations. and abuse and neglect proceedings.
(630) 580-6373 1776-A S. Naperville Road
Suite 105
Wheaton, IL 60189
(815) 582-4901 58 N. Chicago Street
7th Floor
Joliet, IL 60432
(630) 657-5052 28371 Davis Parkway
Suite 103
Warrenville, IL 60555
Kasia Malkinska Naugle
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(312) 345-9999 20 N. Clark Street
Suite 2720
Chicago, IL 60602
Criminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
The John Marshall Law School
Kasia Malkinska Naugle is an attorney at Anderson & Associates, P.C. focusing on criminal defense, divorce, and family law cases. Her extensive trial experience and negotiation skills allow her to routinely settle the majority of her cases, and her diligent work ethic, coupled with her litigation experience and a courtroom presence, allows her to effectively negotiate complicated matters and disputes. Mrs. Naugle is bilingual and prepared to provide services to Polish speaking clients. She has tried over 150 cases to verdict, including 8 jury trials. She served as an Assistant State's Attorney with the Office of the DuPage County State's...
(630) 653-9400 400 South County Farm Road.
Suite 320
Wheaton, IL 60187
(847) 995-9999 1515 E, Woodfield Rd.
Suite 640
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(708) 226-9904 15255 S. 94th Ave.
Suite 201
Orland Park, IL 60462
Sami Ziad Azhari
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(312) 626-2871 30 N. LaSalle Street
Suite 2140
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Michigan State University
Sami Azhari focuses his practice on criminal defense in state and federal courts. His primary areas of practice include felonies such as drug possession, drug trafficking, assault and battery, weapons charges, and white collar crime, as well as misdemeanors and traffic violations. He has litigated numerous cases in state and federal courts, and has actively participated in all aspects of the litigation and trial process, including taking and defending depositions of lay and expert witnesses, conducting fact and expert discovery, briefing and arguing substantive motions, and conducting bench and jury trials with first chair experience. His...
(847) 655-1702 633 Skokie Blvd
#220
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 255-2100 3601 Algonquin Road
Suite 716
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Gus Kostopoulos
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(877) 708-6275 125 S. Wacker Drive
Suite 300A
Chicago, IL 60606
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
DePaul University
Gus Kostopoulos is a former prosecutor with over 18 years experience successfully handling criminal defense matters.
(630) 556-1814 608 S. Washington Street
Suite 58
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 279-0542 2 Mid America Plaza
Suite 832
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Merrill K Davis
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(847) 390-8500 22 W Washington St
#1500
Chicago, IL 60602
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Merrill K. Davis is an Attorney at The Davis Law Group, P.C. Ms. Davis received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a major in Legal Studies. Ms. Davis received her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law where she received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award and the Prosser award for the highest grade in torts. She also served on Loyola University Chicago Law Journal as a Senior Editor. During law school, Ms. Davis gained valuable experience as a law clerk at a personal injury and worker’s compensation firm in Chicago. ...
(847) 390-8500 191 Waukegan Rd
#305
Northfield, IL 60093
Haytham Faraj
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Chicago, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(312) 635-0800 105 West Adams St.
Suite 2150
Chicago, IL 60603
Criminal, DUI, Military and Personal Injury
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College and American University Washington College of Law
Attorney Faraj is experienced in criminal defense, military law, personal injury, and business litigation. He is recognized nationally as a trial attorney, who has represented clients before state, military and federal courts. Mr. Faraj first began defending Armed Forces members in the United States Marine Corps. Since then he has began a private practice that focuses on defending service-members as a civilian attorney. If you need assistance with a legal matter, Attorney Faraj is diligent, decorated, and devoted to his clients.
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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.