Hampshire, Illinois Criminal Lawyers

Dena M. Singer
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Award winning, experienced criminal defense attorney. Free consultation!

I am a skilled criminal defense attorney, ready to help you navigate the criminal justice system through every stage of your case! I am committed to representing clients in state, federal, and white collar crime cases. Read More »
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Matt Fakhoury
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You deserve a knowledgeable, experienced lawyer by your side.

We've helped hundreds of clients in the Chicago area with misdemeanor and felony charges, and we may be able to help you, too. We'll develop an aggressive defense strategy that gets you the best possible outcome. Read More »
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Donald J Ramsell
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Illinois Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 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 existence. In... Read More »
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Mr. Gal Pissetzky
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Illinois Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience

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... Read More »
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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. Read More »
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Hampshire, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(847) 683-3116 278 N State St
Hampshire, IL 60140
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Charles A. Canning
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Elgin, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 35 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:
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.
Stacey A. McCullough
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St. Charles, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 25 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 10 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.
Jason Michael Kunowski
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St. Charles, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(800) 342-5384 12 S. Riverside Avenue
St. Charles, IL 60174
Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Northern Illinois University
Jason Kunowski was born on April 1, 1983. He is the Senior Associate with Ramsell & Associates. He grew up in DuPage County. Jason received his undergraduate education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and went to law school at Northern Illinois University College of Law. While in law school, Jason was a 711 Intern with the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office. Also while in law school, Jason excelled in Mock Trial and the National Trial Competition.

Jason has nearly a decade in courtroom experience and in practicing law. He has handled countless DUI cases from beginning to end, including: contested hearings,...
Matthew J. Haiduk
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Geneva, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(630) 557-6288 825 W. State
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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.
Theodore Louis Kuzniar
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St. Charles, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 45 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...
Rachel Hernandez
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St. Charles, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 14 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...
Michael T. Schulenberg
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Batavia, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 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.
Jason B. Stevens
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Illinois Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience

I have specialized in criminal, DUI & traffic defense for over 14 years. During that time period I have assisted clients extensively with felonies, misdemeanors, DUIs, simple traffic matters, CDL protection,... Read More »
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James G. Dimeas
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Free Consultation! Experienced & Effective Criminal Defense Attorney! Call Now!

I provide skilled and strategic criminal defense representation. I have over 25 years of experience fighting for the rights of the criminally accused. Visit my website for information or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Steven H. Mevorah
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(630) 443-0600 https://bankruptcy.mevorahlaw.com/
333 N. Randall Road, Suite 104
St. Charles, IL 60175
Free ConsultationSt. Charles, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
Criminal, 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...
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.
David Brian Franks
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Lake in the Hills, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 30 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...
Richard F. Doerr
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St. Charles, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 46 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.
Glenn Sowa
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Geneva, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 36 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...
Robert H. Hanaford
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Fox River Grove, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(847) 516-5297 100 S Northwest Hwy
Fox River Grove, IL 60021
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home
Drake University Law School
Jeffrey D. Muntz
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St. Charles, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(630) 584-4800 555 S. Randall Road
Suite 200
St. Charles, IL 60174
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Valparaiso University School of Law
When he was in high school, Jeff sensed that he was destined to be an attorney. For example, after receiving his results from an exam in his Spanish class, and then further confronting his teacher about the test, Jeff’s instructor told him, “you should be a lawyer…you want to argue about everything.” Jeff’s parents, when told of the advice that he had received that morning, tended to agree and offered the same advice, in that they had the same type of experiences as Jeff’s Spanish teacher; from “arguing” about what time to go to bed, to what time curfew was,...
Brian J. Mirandola
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Elgin, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 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...
Van A. Larson
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Batavia, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 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...
Sandi Byrd
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Saint Charles, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(630) 444-0200 1700 Lincoln Highway
Suite G
Saint Charles, IL 60174
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...
David L. Freidberg
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Illinois Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 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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Maria G. Antoniolli
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Get help now! Free consultation, aggressive representation in criminal cases.

I’m an experienced criminal defense lawyer and represent clients in all types of criminal cases throughout Chicago. I will fight for you and your rights and help you through every step of your case. Read More »
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Bradley Cahow
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Elgin, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 38 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 39 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
Jack Slingerland
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Sycamore, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(815) 895-5141 499 E. State St.
Sycamore, IL 60178
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Probate
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Jack C. Slingerland received a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law.

Jack is the city Attorney for Genoa, IL. He has served as a DeKalb County Assistant State’s Attorney, as the DeKalb County Public Defender, and as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois. He served as a member of the legislative staff of the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, Michael J. Madigan.

Jack has been in private practice of law for more than 23 years, and now is the co-owner of Slingerland & Clark, P.C. He is admitted to practice in federal...
Philip Andrew Prossnitz
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Woodstock, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(815) 206-2969 454 West Jackson Street
Woodstock, IL 60098
Criminal, DUI, Juvenile and Personal Injury
Tulane University School of Law
Phil Prossnitz has been practicing law since 1980 and specializes in criminal defense. He was Chief of the Criminal Division in McHenry County, Illinois before going into private practice in Woodstock, Illinois in 2000. He has handled 17 murder cases, thousands of felony drug cases and thousands of other felony, misdemeanor and DUI charges. He offers a free telephone consultation.
Evan E Randall
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Woodstock, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(815) 880-4529 666 Russel Court
No. 307
Woodstock, IL 60098
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Upon receipt of his law degree and accreditation to the practice of law, Mr. Randall quickly became the trusted adviser on multiple large felony cases. His early successes with felony representation earned him high profile cases, defending clients in the realm of predatory criminal sexual assault, drug induced homicide and child pornography.

The Law Offices of Evan E. Randall continues to provide the highest level of criminal defense services to those charged with a crime in the McHenry County area. Whether the charges are misdemeanor domestic battery, assault, or drug induced homicide, each client can expect to have their case handled...
Patrick Crimmins
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Geneva, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(630) 262-0475 825 West State Street, Suite 210
Geneva, IL 60134
Free ConsultationCriminal, Personal Injury, White Collar Crime and Workers' Comp
Timothy Brown
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Crystal Lake, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(815) 569-4110 1520 Carlemont Drive
Suite M
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
Brian Wright
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Sycamore, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(815) 895-2074 584 W. State St
Sycamore, IL 60178
Criminal
Peggy Gerkin
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Marengo, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(815) 923-2107 19333 East Grant Highway
Marengo, IL 60152
Criminal
Joseph Ponitz
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Marengo, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
(815) 923-2107 19333 East Grant Highway
Marengo, IL 60152
Criminal
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. Read More »
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Gus Kostopoulos
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Illinois 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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Elgin, IL Criminal Law Attorney
(847) 888-1616 85 Market St
Elgin, IL 60123
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Elgin, IL Criminal Law Lawyer
1814 Grandstand Pl
Elgin, IL 60123
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
M. Vanessa Favia
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St. Charles, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(331) 223-4529 425 W. Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
Free ConsultationCriminal, Family and Real Estate
Drake University Law School
Timothy Foster Lloyd
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Saint Charles, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(847) 302-4857 525 Tyler Rd
STE Q2
Saint Charles, IL 60174
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of Wisconsin Law School
St. Charles, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(331) 223-4529 425 W. Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
Criminal, DUI, Family and Immigration
Regent University School of Law
St. Charles, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(331) 223-4529 425 W. Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
Criminal and Family
Northern Illinois University
Crystal Lake, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(815) 459-3120 453 Coventry Ln
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
Batavia, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(630) 840-2027 Ms 213
PO Box 500
Batavia, IL 60510
Criminal, Antitrust and Business
The University of Texas School of Law
Crystal Lake, IL Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(815) 477-7424 137 Crandall Ave
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Criminal, Agricultural, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
Crystal Lake, IL Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(815) 322-9181 550 W Woodstock St
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Criminal, Divorce, Family and Juvenile
Texas Tech University School of Law
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. Read More »
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Merrill K Davis
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Free Consultation! Skilled and Effective Illinois Lawyer! Call Now for Help!

I provide knowledgeable and determined legal representation to fight criminal charges. I will aggressively defend you to ensure the best possible result! Visit my website for testimonials. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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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.