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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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David Reid Clark

David Reid Clark
Clark and Glasgow, LLC
P.O. Box 797
Monmouth, IL 61462
Licensed for 44 years, David Reid Clark is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Iowa... read more >
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ilacdl
Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
David Reid Clark
Member

Stephen Mark Komie

Stephen Mark Komie
Komie and Associates
1 North LaSalle Street Suite 4200
Chicago, IL 60602
Licensed for 44 years, Stephen Mark Komie is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended DePaul University College of Law... read more >
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nlc-lt
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Stephen Mark Komie
Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee

Gary W Adair

Gary W Adair
900 West Jackson Blvd Suite 5-E
Chicago, IL 60607
Licensed for 44 years, Gary W Adair is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Loyola University Chicago School of Law... read more >
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nlc-lt
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Gary W Adair
Lifetime Member

Scott A. Kent

Scott A. Kent
Martin & Kent, L.L.C.
610 East Roosevelt Road Suite 200
Wheaton, IL 60187
Licensed for 26 years, Scott A. Kent is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois... read more >

Steven W Hanna

Steven W Hanna
Hanna & Ruud, LLC
1528 6th Ave
Moline, IL 61265
Licensed for 30 years, Steven W Hanna is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Saint Ambrose... read more >

Dustin E. Smith

Dustin E. Smith
Gruszeczki & Smith Law, LLP
33 N. Dearborn Suite 1950
Chicago, IL 60602
Licensed for 13 years, Dustin E. Smith is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended The John Marshall Law School... read more >

JohnPaul Ivec

JohnPaul Ivec
Ivec Law
24820 Caton Farm Road
Plainfield, IL 60586
Licensed for 25 years, JohnPaul Ivec 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 17 years, Rosemary Kostopoulos is a Criminal Defense lawyer... 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 Police Misconduct and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Golden Gate University School of Law... read more >
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nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Lawrence Victor Jackowiak
Member

Philip Finegan

Philip Finegan
Finegan Law Firm
111 W. Front St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
Licensed for 8 years, Philip Finegan is a Criminal Defense and Social Security Disability Law lawyer who attended Northern Illinois Univers... read more >

Daniel D. Hinich

Daniel D. Hinich
Law Office Of Daniel D. Hinich
17926 South Halsted Street
homewood, IL 60430
Licensed for 54 years, Daniel D. Hinich is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

David J. Winer

David J. Winer
Law Offices of Winer & Winer
9 N. County St #100
Waukegan, IL 60085
Licensed for 32 years, David J. Winer is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended IIT/Kent Law School... read more >

Robert J. Callahan

Robert J. Callahan
Robert J Callahan and Associates
53 W Jackson Blvd Suite 1442
Chicago, IL 60604
Licensed for 26 years, Robert J. Callahan is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law... read more >

George Dean Lenard

George Dean Lenard
Lenard Law Office
81 N. Chicago St Suite 206
Joliet, IL 60432
George Dean Lenard is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Richard H Parsons

Richard H Parsons
Chambers of Richard H. Parsons
6016 N. Knoxville Ave Suite 203
Peoria, IL 61614
Richard H Parsons is a Criminal Defense lawyer... 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 >

Mark Kevin Wykoff

Mark Kevin Wykoff
Wykoff Law Office, LLC
616 South Grand Ave W
Springfield, IL 62704
Mark Kevin Wykoff is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Kevin P. Bolger

Kevin P. Bolger
Kevin P. Bolger & Associates
20 N Upper Wacker Dr #3710
chicago, IL 60606
Licensed for 44 years, Kevin P. Bolger is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law... read more >

Greg Gagne

Greg Gagne
Gagne, Scherer & Associates, LLC
6585 N.Avondale Ave., Suite D
Chicago, IL 60631
Licensed for 19 years, Greg Gagne is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended The University of Connecticut School of Law... read more >

Dustin Edward Smith

Dustin Edward Smith
Gruszeczki & Smith Law, LLP
33 N Dearborn St #1950
Chicago, IL 60602
Licensed for 13 years, Dustin Edward Smith is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The John Marshall Law School... read more >

Keith Scherer

Keith Scherer
Gagne, Scherer & Associates, LLC
6585 N.Avondale Ave., Suite D
Chicago, IL 60631
Licensed for 21 years, Keith Scherer is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institu... read more >

Dennis Michael Kleper

Dennis Michael Kleper
Dennis M. Kleper
9933 Lawler Ave Suite 640
Skokie, IL 60077
Dennis Michael Kleper is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Michael O'Meara

Michael O'Meara
O'Meara Law LLC
53 W Jackson Blvd Ste 919
Chicago, IL 60604
Licensed for 26 years, Michael O'Meara is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended John Marshall Law School... read more >
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duidla
DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Michael O'Meara
Member

Mark Andrew Nickel, Jr.

Mark Andrew Nickel, Jr.
The Law Offices of Andrew Nickel, LLC
651 Prairie Pointe Dr. Suite 106
Yorkville, IL 60560
Licensed for 16 years, Mark Andrew Nickel, Jr. is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Case Western Reserve Law School... read more >

Nenye E Uche

Nenye E Uche
Nenye E. Uche, Attorney at Law
22 W Washington St # 1590
Chicago, IL 60602
Licensed for 13 years, Nenye E Uche is a Criminal Defense and Probation Violations lawyer who attended University of Wisconsin Law School... read more >

Derek Martin

Derek Martin
Driver Defense Team
53 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 1401
Chicago, IL 60604
Licensed for 6 years, Derek Martin is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Steven P. McCollum

Steven P. McCollum
McCollum Hodgkinson, P.C.
415 W. Washington St. Suite 103
Waukegan, IL 60085
Licensed for 42 years, Steven P. McCollum is a Criminal Defense 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 >

Sami Azhari

Sami Azhari
Azhari LLC
633 Skokie Blvd #220
Northbrook, IL 60062
Licensed for 7 years, Sami Azhari is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Steven H Fagan

Steven H Fagan
Fagan, Fagan & Davis
950 Lee Street Ste 200
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Licensed for 22 years, Steven H Fagan is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >
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DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Steven H Fagan
Founding Member

Vadim A. Glozman

Vadim A. Glozman
Vadim A. Glozman Ltd.
53 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 1410B
Chicago, IL 60604
Licensed for 6 years, Vadim A. Glozman is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer... read more >

Audriana Anderson

Audriana Anderson
Anderson Attorneys & Advisors
2150 Manchester Road Suite 101
Wheaton, IL 60187
Licensed for 21 years, Audriana Anderson is a Drug Crimes and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended DePaul College of Law... read more >
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nlc
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Audriana Anderson
Member

Steve W Quinn

Steve W Quinn
6 Salem Business Ctr S
Salem, IL 62881
Steve W Quinn is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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ilacdl
Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Steve W Quinn
Member

Jason B. Stevens

Jason B. Stevens
Law Office of Jason B. Stevens, P.C.
102 N. Evergreen Avenue Suite #220
Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States, IL 60004
Jason B. Stevens is a Criminal Defense and Domestic Violence 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 >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Michael John Petro
Life Member

Ernest Richard Blomquist

Ernest Richard Blomquist
Massucci, Blomquist Brown & Hedrick
750 W Northwest Hwy
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Ernest Richard Blomquist is a Criminal Defense 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 >

Paul Deluca

Paul Deluca
Paul De Luca, attorney at law
1 S. 660 Midwest Road Suite 200
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Paul Deluca is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Daniel Thomas Hofmann

Daniel Thomas Hofmann
Michling Hoffmann Vinton Plaza & Wick PC
101 N Throop St
Woodstock, IL 60098
Daniel Thomas Hofmann is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jennifer Beth Hulvat

Jennifer Beth Hulvat
The Hulvat Law Firm
2021 Midwest Road Suite 200
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Jennifer Beth Hulvat is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Mark Eugene Kowalczyk

Mark Eugene Kowalczyk
Mark E. Kowalczyk
550 Pennsylvania Ave Suite 200
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Mark Eugene Kowalczyk 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 >

Larry Scott Mills

Larry Scott Mills
Mills Law Offices
211 N Walnut St
Danville, IL 61832
Larry Scott Mills is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Fred Michael Morelli

Fred Michael Morelli
Law Office of Fred Morelli Jr
PO Box 1416 403 W Galena Blvd Suite 202
Aurora, IL 60507
Fred Michael Morelli is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Daniel G O 'Day

Daniel G O 'Day
Cusack, Gilfillan & O'Day, LLC
415 Hamilton Blvd
Peoria, IL 61602
Daniel G O 'Day is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Brett Nelson Olmstead

Brett Nelson Olmstead
Beckett & Webber, P.C.
Po Box 17160
Urbana, IL 61803
Brett Nelson Olmstead 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 >

Donald Lee Shaner

Donald Lee Shaner
Law Office of Donald L. Shaner
1701 E Woodfield Rd Suite 910
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Donald Lee Shaner is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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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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