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IllinoisCriminal Defense Lawyers in Des Plaines, Illinois

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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Steven H Fagan

Steven H Fagan
Fagan, Fagan & Davis
950 Lee Street Ste 200
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Licensed for 21 years, Steven H Fagan is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

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 and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended DePaul University College of Law... 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 Law lawyer who attended Loyola University Chicago School of Law... read more >

Scott A. Kent

Scott A. Kent
Martin & Kent, L.L.C.
610 East Roosevelt Road Suite 200
Wheaton, IL 60187
Licensed for 25 years, Scott A. Kent is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois... read more >

Rodger Leslie Clarke

Rodger Leslie Clarke
Clarke, DeMeo & Beard, P.C.
2720 S River Rd Suite 140
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Licensed for 13 years, Rodger Leslie Clarke is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... 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 >

Dustin E. Smith

Dustin E. Smith
Gruszeczki & Smith Law, LLP
33 N. Dearborn Suite 1950
Chicago, IL 60602
Licensed for 12 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 24 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 16 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 >

Daniel D. Hinich

Daniel D. Hinich
Law Office Of Daniel D. Hinich
17926 South Halsted Street
homewood, IL 60430
Licensed for 53 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 31 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 25 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 >

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 P. Bolger

Kevin P. Bolger
Kevin P. Bolger & Associates
20 N Upper Wacker Dr #3710
chicago, IL 60606
Licensed for 43 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 18 years, Greg Gagne is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended The University of Connecticut School 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 lawyer... read more >

Dustin Edward Smith

Dustin Edward Smith
Gruszeczki & Smith Law, LLP
33 N Dearborn St #1950
Chicago, IL 60602
Licensed for 12 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 20 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 25 years, Michael O'Meara is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended John Marshall Law School... read more >

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 15 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 12 years, Nenye E Uche is a Criminal Defense and Probation Violations lawyer who attended University of Wisconsin Law School... read more >

Steven P. McCollum

Steven P. McCollum
McCollum Hodgkinson, P.C.
415 W. Washington St. Suite 103
Waukegan, IL 60085
Licensed for 41 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 6 years, Sami Azhari is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Audriana Anderson

Audriana Anderson
Anderson Attorneys & Advisors
2150 Manchester Road Suite 101
Wheaton, IL 60187
Licensed for 20 years, Audriana Anderson is a Drug Crimes and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended DePaul College of Law... read more >

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 >

Michael Brennan

Michael Brennan
Law Offices of Michael J. Brennan
16521 106th Court
Orland Park, IL 60467
Licensed for 34 years, Michael Brennan is a Criminal Defense and Pedestrian Accidents lawyer who attended The John Marshall Law School... read more >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Kathryn Harry

Kathryn Harry
Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C.
1200 Harger Rd Suite 706
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Licensed for 24 years, Kathryn Harry is a Criminal Defense and Family Law 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 >

Robert Lee Gevirtz

Robert Lee Gevirtz
Gevirtz & Born
181 Waukegan Rd Suite 306
Northfield, IL 60093
Robert Lee Gevirtz 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 >

Gary Victor Johnson

Gary Victor Johnson
Camic, Johnson Ltd.
546 W. Galena Blvd
Aurora, IL 60506
Gary Victor Johnson is a Criminal Defense lawyer... 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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