Lake County, IL: Criminal Defense Lawyers, Attorneys and Law Firms

The law firm of Malia & Rinehart, P.C. is dedicated to the forceful and effective representation of its clients. Our practice of law is centered on promoting the clients' needs through aggressive and principled advocacy. Our attorneys have consistently demonstrated that success in the courtroom is achieved not only through outstanding and dynamic trial techniques but also through zealous...

HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT MOST  I care about my clients and do all I can to keep them informed. I have more than 23 years of experience in Illinois and federal courts. I will present a comprehensive strategy for success in your criminal defense or personal injury case. You won't be kept in the dark. Don't let legal actions control your life. I will make every effort to restore a sense of...

Lake County, Illinois Drunk Driving and Traffic Lawyer From stiff financial sanctions, license suspension, revocation, jail time, and even potential prison time for felony offenses, there are strict penalties for drunk driving in Illinois. If you have been charged with DUI, you want a lawyer who is experienced, respected and truly understands DUI law and the consequences you face. I am...

Facing Criminal charges?

You've come to the right place.  Whether you were arrested for a crime against a person (like assault and battery or murder), a crime against property (like shoplifting, burglary, or arson), or any other criminal offense, a criminal defense attorney can help.

Use FindLaw to hire a local criminal law attorney to defend your rights at each stage of a misdemeanor or felony case -- from an arrest to an appeal after conviction.


Need an attorney in Lake County, Illinois?

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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 Lake County, Illinois attorney for legal advice.

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?
Credentials - How long has the lawyer been in practice?  Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
Cost - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee?  Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
City - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?

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.