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The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney in Illinois, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.


Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.


Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.


A criminal defense lawyer in Illinois should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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Stephen Mark Komie

Stephen Mark Komie
Komie and Associates
1 North LaSalle Street Suite 4200
Chicago, IL 60602
Licensed for 43 years, Stephen Mark Komie is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended DePaul University College... read more >

Gary W Adair

Gary W Adair
900 West Jackson Blvd Suite 5-E
Chicago, IL 60607
Licensed for 43 years, Gary W Adair is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended Loyola University Chicago School of Law... read more >

David M. Smith

David M. Smith
Chicago Trusted Attorneys
300 North LaSalle Drive Suite 4925
Chicago, IL 60654
Licensed for 13 years, David M. Smith is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Rosemary Kostopoulos

Rosemary Kostopoulos
Kostopous Law Group
125 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 300 A
Chicago, IL 60606
Licensed for 16 years, Rosemary Kostopoulos is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Keith Scherer

Keith Scherer
Gagne, Scherer & Associates, LLC
6585 N.Avondale Ave., Suite D
Chicago, IL 60631
Licensed for 20 years, Keith Scherer is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institu... read more >

Lawrence Victor Jackowiak

Lawrence Victor Jackowiak
Jackowiak Law Offices
111 W Washington St Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60602
Lawrence Victor Jackowiak is a Personal Injury and Motor Vehicle Accidents lawyer who attended Golden Gate University School of Law... read more >

Greg Gagne

Greg Gagne
Gagne, Scherer & Associates, LLC
6585 N.Avondale Ave., Suite D
Chicago, IL 60631
Licensed for 18 years, Greg Gagne is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended The University of Connecticut School of Law... read more >

Robert J. Callahan

Robert J. Callahan
Robert J Callahan and Associates
53 W Jackson Blvd Suite 1442
Chicago, IL 60604
Licensed for 25 years, Robert J. Callahan is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law... read more >

Michael O'Meara

Michael O'Meara
O'Meara Law LLC
53 W Jackson Blvd Ste 919
Chicago, IL 60604
Licensed for 25 years, Michael O'Meara is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended John Marshall Law School... read more >

Todd Selby Pugh

Todd Selby Pugh
Breen Pugh & Associates
53 W Jackson Blvd Monadnock Building Suite 1460
Chicago, IL 60604
Todd Selby Pugh is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Kevin Patrick Bolger

Kevin Patrick Bolger
Kevin P. Bolger & Associates
20 N Upper Wacker Dr #3710
chicago, IL 60606
Licensed for 43 years, Kevin Patrick Bolger is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law... read more >

Derek Martin

Derek Martin
Driver Defense Team
53 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 1401
Chicago, IL 60604
Licensed for 5 years, Derek Martin is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Andrew Stoltmann

Andrew Stoltmann
Stoltmann Law Investment Fraud Attorneys
10 S LaSalle St Suite 3500
Chicago, IL 60603
Andrew Stoltmann is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Michael John Petro

Michael John Petro
Michael J. Petro
53 W Jackson Blvd #630
Chicago, IL 60604
Michael John Petro is a Federal Crimes lawyer... read more >

Frank Cece Jr.

Frank Cece Jr.
Cece Law Office
53 W Jackson Blvd Suite 1430
Chicago, IL 60604
Frank Cece Jr. is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Patrick E Deady

Patrick E Deady
Hogan Marren Ltd.
321 North Clark Street Suite 1301
Chicago, IL 60654
Patrick E Deady is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Ronald David Menaker

Ronald David Menaker
Arnstein & Lehr, LLP
120 S Riverside Plz Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60606
Ronald David Menaker is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jack P Rimland

Jack P Rimland
Jack P. Rimland
820 W Jackson Blvd Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60607
Jack P Rimland is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Gayle M Schor

Gayle M Schor
Law Offices of Gayle Schor PC
111 W Washington St Suite 920
Chicago, IL 60602
Gayle M Schor is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Steven Jay Weinberg

Steven Jay Weinberg
Weinberg & Rizzi
53 W. Jackson Blvd Suite 1460
Chicago, IL 60604
Steven Jay Weinberg is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Vadim A. Glozman

Vadim A. Glozman
Edward M. Genson & Associates
53 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 1420
Chicago, IL 60604
Licensed for 5 years, Vadim A. Glozman is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer... read more >

Julie B Aimen

Julie B Aimen
Law Office of Julie B. Aimen
53 West Jackson Suite 1615
Chicago, IL 60604
Julie B Aimen is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Thomas M Breen

Thomas M Breen
Breen, Pugh & Associates
53 W. Jackson Blvd Suite 1460
Chicago, IL 60604
Thomas M Breen is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Anthony William Hill

Anthony William Hill
Anthony W. Hill
53 W Jackson Blvd Suite 615
Chicago, IL 60604
Anthony William Hill is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Krisann J Kuecher

Krisann J Kuecher
900 West Jackson Suite 5-E
Chicago, IL 60607
Krisann J Kuecher is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Robert Allan Loeb

Robert Allan Loeb
Law Office of Robert A. Loeb
190 S La Salle St Suite 520
Chicago, IL 60603
Robert Allan Loeb is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Samuel Nathan Warsawsky

Samuel Nathan Warsawsky
Samuel N. Warsawsky
53 W Jackson Blvd Suite 1035
Chicago, IL 60604
Samuel Nathan Warsawsky is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

John M Beal

John M Beal
53 W Jackson Blvd Suite 1615
Chicago, IL 60604
John M Beal is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Kendall D Hartsfield

Kendall D Hartsfield
8 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 3200
Chicago, IL 60603
Kendall D Hartsfield is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Morris Anyah

Morris Anyah
Law Office of Morris A. Anyah, LLC.
53 W Jackson Blvd #1264
Chicago, IL 60604
Morris Anyah is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Jim DiQuattro

Jim DiQuattro
Wigell Law Group
150 N. Michigan Ave Suite 820
Chicago, IL 60606
Licensed for 7 years, Jim DiQuattro is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended The John Marshall Law School... read more >

Gbenga O Longe

Gbenga O Longe
The Longe Law Firm
1655 S Blue Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60608
Licensed for 9 years, Gbenga O Longe is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended University School of Law- Indianapolis... read more >

Paul Marshall Brayman

Paul Marshall Brayman
Law Offices of Paul M. Brayman
727 S Dearborn St Apt 712
Chicago, IL 60605
Paul Marshall Brayman is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Robert Allan Fisher

Robert Allan Fisher
Robert A. Fisher, Ltd.
20 S Clark St Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60603
Robert Allan Fisher is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Cynthia Giacchetti

Cynthia Giacchetti
Law Office of Cynthia Giacchetti
53 W Jackson Blvd Suite 1460
Chicago, IL 60604
Cynthia Giacchetti is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

James Andrew Graham

James Andrew Graham
Law Office of James A. Graham
53 W Jackson Blvd Suite 703
Chicago, IL 60604
James Andrew Graham is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Matthew John McQuaid

Matthew John McQuaid
Law Office of Matthew McQuaid
53 W Jackson Blvd Suite 1420
Chicago, IL 60604
Matthew John McQuaid is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Clyde A Ogg

Clyde A Ogg
Clyde Ogg, Attorney at Law
3901 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
Clyde A Ogg is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Donald Rendler-Kaplan

Donald Rendler-Kaplan
Donald Rendler Kaplan & Assoc
1541 West Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
Donald Rendler-Kaplan is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Glenn Seiden

Glenn Seiden
Seiden Law Group, P.C.
115 South Lasalle Street 26th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
Glenn Seiden is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Mark Bergal

Mark Bergal
Law Offices of Mark G. Bergal
20 S Clark Street Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60603
Mark Bergal is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Illinois Institute of Technology... read more >

Linda S Amdur

Linda S Amdur
53 West Jackson Boulevard Suite 1560
Chicago, IL 60604
Linda S Amdur is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Daniel G Chapman

Daniel G Chapman
47 W. Polk St
Chicago, IL 60605
Daniel G Chapman is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Salim John Sheikh

Salim John Sheikh
Sal Sheikh - Attorney At Law
542 S. Dearborn St. Suite 510
Chicago, IL 60605
Licensed for 10 years, Salim John Sheikh is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Gary Lee Cole

Gary Lee Cole
Gary L. Cole AIA, Esq.
400 N McClurg Ct Apt 2610
Chicago, IL 60611
Licensed for 18 years, Gary Lee Cole is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Loyola University Chicago School of Law... read more >

John Justin Richardson

John Justin Richardson
The Law Offices of John J. Richardson
734 W. Belden Ave Unit 1
Chicago, IL 60614
Licensed for 19 years, John Justin Richardson is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Pepperdine University School of Law... read more >

Jill Rose Quinn

Jill Rose Quinn
Jill Rose Quinn, Attorney At Law
4825 North Mason Avenue, Suite 105
Chicago, IL 60630
Licensed for 36 years, Jill Rose Quinn is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Mitchell Scott Sexner

Mitchell Scott Sexner
Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates
2126 W Van Buren St.
Chicago, IL 60612
Licensed for 33 years, Mitchell Scott Sexner is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer... read more >

Leonard Crown Goodman

Leonard Crown Goodman
53 W Jackson Blvd Suite 1220
Chicago, IL 60604
Licensed for 30 years, Leonard Crown Goodman is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer... read more >

Michael Donald Monico

Michael Donald Monico
Monico and Spevack
20 South Clark Street Sutie 700
Chicago, IL 60603
Michael Donald Monico is a White Collar Crime and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Northwestern University School of Law... read more >
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Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

NBLSC Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy - The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) to certify attorneys as specialists in criminal trial advocacy.



Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

IADCL seeks to preserve fairness in the criminal justice system and to educate the public and attorneys.


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