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Addison Criminal Law Information Center

Highly Experienced Criminal Lawyer for Addison Residents and Addison Criminal Cases

Addison is a village located west of Chicago in DuPage County. Addison is part of the Chicago Metropolitan Area. Addison is home to about 38,000 people. 

Addison was originally started by German settlers.  Addison was originally known as Dunklee's Grove. It contained a general store, a cobbler's shop, and a blacksmith shop. Stagecoaches regularly stopped to change horses along what is now known as Lake Street.  By the 1840's, the area was full of German newcomers. By 1860, a Lutheran training school opened in Addison. In 1874 the Evangelical Lutheran Church built an orphanage in Addison to train Seminary students and give them teaching experience. The orphaned children would remain in the orphanage until they turned 14 years old where they were taught trades and sent to work with local families in the area.

My 1877 the orphanage help an Orphan Festival, which later became known as the Kinderheim picnic. The festival drew very large crowds. The residents of Addison realized that the festival was so popular that it was necessary to build a railroad to Addison.  In 1890, five citizens of Addison formed the Addison Railroad Company. The Addison Railroad Company entered into an agreement with the Illinois Central Railroad to build and maintain a rail line going to Addison. The train to Addison resulted in the attendance for the Orphan Festival to double.

In 1953, developer Anthony Ross build Normandy Manor on 40 acres of land that he had acquired. The subdivision became known as Green Meadows and it offered single family homes and a shopping center. The population of Addison grew from 813 in 1950 to 35,914 by 2000.

In 1960, the Addison Industrial Commission was formed. By the 1980s, The Village began developing an Industrial Park for office research and Industrial Development. By 1987 the Addison Industrial Park had over 1000 firms located in the Industrial Park. Today, the largest employers in Addison are United Parcel Service, the Pampered Chef, and Unisource.

Addison Criminal Cases

All Addison criminal cases are heard at the DuPage County Courthouse, which is located at 505 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60187. DuPage County is part of the 18th Judicial Circuit. All Addison felony criminal cases are heard on the 4th floor of the DuPage County Courthouse. The DuPage County State's Attorney's Office and the Clerk of the Circuit Court are located in the same complex as the Courthouse.

Bond Court for all Addison criminal cases is in Room 2002 of the DuPage County Courthouse. Bond Court is usually at 8 a.m. during the week. Weekend and Holiday Bond Court for Addison criminal cases is at the DuPage County Sheriff's Office, which is located at 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois.

All Addison misdemeanor cases, such as Addison DUI cases, Addison Retail Theft cases, Addison Shoplifting cases, Addison Drug cases, Addison Theft cases, and Addison Battery cases, are heard throughout various courtrooms on the 4th floor of DuPage County Courthouse.

Most Addison Domestic Battery and Aggravated Domestic Battery cases are heard on the 4th floor of DuPage County Courthouse. Some Addison Domestic Battery cases are heard on the 2nd floor of the Courthouse.

Addison is also the home of one of the Branch Courthouses in DuPage County. The Addison Field Court is located next to the Addison Village Hall at 3 Friendship Plaza, Second Floor, Addison, Illinois 60101. The Addison Field Court hears certain DuPage County Traffic cases and Misdemeanor cases. The Addison Field Court also hears Municipal Ordinance Violations issued by the Village of Addison.

Experienced Award-Winning Criminal Defense Attorney for Addison Criminal Cases

Addison criminal defense attorney, James Dimeas, has spent the past 27 years representing Addison residents who are facing criminal charges in DuPage County. Addison criminal defense attorney, James Dimeas, concentrates his legal practice in the area of criminal law. James Dimeas's over-27 years of experience in only handling criminal cases gives him a keen understanding of how serious a criminal case is and how it can impact your life. In today's competitive job environment, James Dimeas understands how important it is that a criminal case does not appear in a background search. If a prospective employer were to discover a criminal case in a background search, it would make it very difficult to get a job. James Dimeas will use his over-27 years of experience in handling criminal cases to make sure that your criminal record stays clean and that you can move on with your life and pass a background search.

With over-27 years of experience in only handling criminal cases, James Dimeas has a unique understanding of how the criminal justice system works in DuPage County. While all of the criminal laws in the State of Illinois are the same, the way the criminal justice system operates and how the criminal laws are applied vary from County to County, courthouse to courthouse, and courtroom to courtroom. James Dimeas has handled thousands of cases in DuPage County. James Dimeas understands how the criminal justice system operates in DuPage County. James Dimeas knows his way around the DuPage County Courthouse and the Addison Field Court and is well-known and highly respected by all the lawyers and judges in DuPage County and the Addison Field Court. James Dimeas knows how to get things done in DuPage County and in Addison!

Nationally Recognized Criminal Defense Lawyer for Addison Criminal Cases

Addison criminal defense attorney, James Dimeas, is a nationally-recognized, award-winning Addison criminal defense attorney. James Dimeas has spent over-27 years handling criminal cases in Addison, Chicago, Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County and Lake County. Recently, James Dimeas was named a "Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer in the State of Illinois For the Year 2018, 2019, and 2020" by the American Society of Legal Advocates. James Dimeas was named a 'Best DUI Attorney." Expertise named James Dimeas a "Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in Chicago." The National Trial Lawyers named James Dimeas a "Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer." The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys recognized James Dimeas as a "10 Best Attorney for Client Satisfaction. Attorney and Practice Magazine gave James Dimeas the "Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney Award for Illinois," and the award for "DUI Defense Top 10." The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys gave James Dimeas the "Top 10 Attorney Award for the State of Illinois." AVVO rates James Dimeas as "Superb", 10 out of 10, the highest rating possible for any criminal defense lawyer in the United States.

Addison criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, has an office conveniently located in Schaumburg, within a short driving distance of Addison and the DuPage County Courthouse. James Dimeas resides nearby to Addison and is active and well-respected in the community. James Dimeas is frequently and regularly appearing at the DuPage County Courthouse and the Addison Field Court handling criminal cases throughout all of the Criminal Courtrooms in the building. 

If you are facing criminal charges and need to speak to an attorney, you can contact James Dimeas anytime for a free and confidential consultation. You can always talk to James Dimeas personally by calling him at 847-807-7405.
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I got into an argument with my ex-boyfriend. One thing led to another and when he came close to me I pushed him away. He called the police and when I spoke to the police I told them that I pushed him without realizing that you don't have to hit someone to be charged with a Domestic Battery. Being arrested was terrifying. I spoke to several attorneys who promised they would win the case and were charging a ridiculous amount of money. A friend referred me to James Dimeas. He was straightforward and honest with me and charged me a very reasonable and affordable fee. He got me into the Kane County Deferred Prosecution Program. I successfully completed the program and I just received paperwork in the mail that the case has been expunged and completely removed from my record. I highly recommend Jim Dimeas. He is an honest and straightforward lawyer that will look out for your best interests. E.A.
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