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Top Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyers - Illinois

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  • Facing Criminal Charges in Chicago?

    • Whether you are facing criminal charges such as burglary, assault, drug possession, or any other criminal offense, a Chicago criminal lawyer can help. A Chicago criminal defense attorney can help at each stage of a misdemeanor or felony charge. Chicago criminal law firms know Illinois's criminal laws and enforcement whether you face charges in Wrigleyville, The Loop, or elsewhere in Cook County and beyond. Use FindLaw to identify an experienced Chicago criminal defense lawyer with expertise in helping with your criminal charge.
  • Need An Attorney In Chicago, Illinois?

    • FindLaw's Lawyer Directory is the largest online directory of attorneys. Browse more than one million listings, covering everything from criminal defense to personal injury to estate planning.

      Detailed law firm profiles have information like the firm's area of law, office location, office hours, and payment options. Attorney profiles include the biography, education and training, and client recommendations of an attorney to help you decide who to hire.

      Use the contact form on the profiles to connect with a Chicago, Illinois attorney for legal advice.

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  • How do I choose a lawyer?

    • Consider the following:

      Comfort Level
      - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?

      - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?

      - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?

      - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located near you?

  • Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?

    • Here are a few to get you started:

      • How long have you been in practice?
      • How many cases like mine have you handled?
      • How often do you settle cases out of court?
      • What are your fees and costs?
      • What are the next steps?
  • Want to check lawyer discipline?

    • It is always a good idea to research your lawyer prior to hiring. Every state has a disciplinary organization that monitors attorneys, their licenses, and consumer complaints. By researching lawyer discipline you can:

      • Ensure the attorney is currently licensed to practice in your state
      • Gain an understanding of his or her historical disciplinary record, if any.
      • Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.
  • Court Locations in Chicago, IL

    • Circuit Court of Cook County - County Division
      50 West Washington St.
      Chicago, IL 60602
      Phone: (312) 603-6194

      Circuit Court of Cook County - Criminal Division
      2600 South California Ave.
      Chicago, IL 60608
      Phone: (773) 674-3160

      Circuit Court of Cook County - First Municipal District
      50 West Washington St.
      Chicago, IL 60602
      Phone: (312) 603-6132

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