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Arlington Heights Criminal Law Information Center

Highly Experienced Arlington Height Criminal Defense Lawyer Providing Exceptional, Award-Winning Criminal Defense Services for Arlington Heights Criminal Cases

Arlington Heights is a suburb in Cook County, Illinois, that is located about 25 miles northwest of Chicago. Arlington Heights has a population of approximately 76,000 people, making it one of the most populous Village in the United States. Neighboring Schaumburg and Palatine are not far behind in population from Arlington Heights. 

Arlington Heights is nationally known for Arlington Park Racetrack. The Arlington Park Racetrack hosts the Arlington Million, part of the Breeders Cup qualifying series of horse races. Arlington Park Racetrack is located across the street from the Rolling Meadows Courthouse and is a major attraction in the Chicago Metropolitan Area Community.

The Arlington Heights Memorial Library has one of the largest collections of books and periodicals in the State of Illinois.  Arlington Heights is also known for its diverse and vibrant downtown community.  The downtown area has been developed around the Arlington Heights Metra Union Pacific/Northwest line which provides daily rail service to downtown Chicago.  Multi-family residential units have been developed in the downtown area and theaters, comedy clubs, music venues and restaurants have opened in the area to serve the vibrant and thriving center of population. The Metropolis Performing Arts Center is located in downtown Arlington Heights. The Metropolis is a 350-seat theater that provides live entertainment. The Metropolis also has classrooms for music and theater lessons.  

Arlington Heights was incorporated in 1837 when it only had a population of 1,000.  The population of Arlington Heights exploded in the 1950's and 1960's when the economy of Chicago expanded and the use of motor vehicles increased.  By 1970 Arlington Heights embarked on a series of annexations causing its population to increase to almost 65,000 by 1970.  

According to the most recent FBI crime statistics, Arlington Heights is safer than 74% of U.S. cities.  The most reported crime in Arlington Heights was Theft, followed by Burglary.  There were 42 incidents of Violent Crime reported, followed by 20 Assaults.

Arlington Heights Criminal Cases

Arlington Heights is part of the Cook County Judicial Circuit. The Cook County Judicial Circuit is the largest Judicial Circuit Court System in Illinois and one of the largest unified court systems in the world. Arlington Heights criminal cases are heard at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse, which is located on Euclid Road, across the street from the Arlington Park Racetrack.  

Bond Court on weekdays for Arlington Heights Felony Bond Hearings is at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse in Room 108 at 1:30 p.m.  Misdemeanor Arlington Heights Bond Hearings are at 10:00 a.m. in Room 108 of the Rolling Meadows Courthouse. If you are charged with a Domestic Battery in Arlington Heights, your Bond Court will be in Room 207. If bond is set at the Rolling Meadows courthouse, the bond can be posted immediately at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse and you will be released at Rolling Meadows. If bond is not posted immediately in Rolling Meadows, you will be sent to Cook County Jail at 26th and California in Chicago. Bond Court for Arlington Heights Bond Hearings on weekends and holidays is at 1:30 p.m. in Room 100 of the Leighton Criminal Courthouse at 26th and California in Chicago.

Arlington Heights Preliminary Hearings are heard in Room 108 of the Rolling Meadows Courthouse at 9 am, 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. 

Arlington Heights Felony criminal cases, are heard in Room 109 and 110 at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse.  

Arlington Heights misdemeanor cases, such as Arlington Heights DUI cases, Arlington Heights Drug cases, Arlington Heights Theft cases, Arlington Heights Battery cases, Arlington Heights Retail Theft cases, and Arlington Heights Shoplifting cases are heard throughout the first and second floor courtrooms on a regular basis. Rooms 209 and 210 mostly hear Municipal Ordinance and Municipal Traffic cases. Municipal Ordinance Violation cases are handled by the Village Attorney, who is employed by the Village of Arlington Heights, and not the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Arlington Heights Domestic Battery and Arlington Heights Aggravated Domestic Battery cases are heard in Room 207 of the Rolling Meadows Courthouse.  Most Arlington Heights Domestic Battery cases are at 9:30 a.m. while most Arlington Heights Aggravated Domestic Battery cases are at 1:30 p.m. in Room 207. Room 207 in Rolling Meadows is a dedicated Domestic Battery courtroom for all Arlington Heights Domestic Violence cases.

Highly Experienced and Effective Criminal Defense Lawyer for Arlington Heights Criminal and Municipal Ordinance Cases

Arlington Heights criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, has been handling criminal cases throughout Arlington Heights for over-27 years. James Dimeas's experience with Arlington Heights criminal cases gives him a unique perspective and understanding of how to effectively represent people charged with criminal cases in Arlington Heights. James Dimeas understands that many people who are charged with a criminal case in Arlington Heights have no experience with the criminal justice system in Cook County. The Cook County criminal justice system can be confusing and difficult to understand. Mr. Dimeas understands how the criminal justice system works in Cook County and will guide you through the process so that you understand what is happening, and what will happen, with your case. James Dimeas's 27-plus years of experience working in the Rolling Meadows Courthouse will give you the best chance of getting an effective resolution of your criminal case. James Dimeas is well known in the Courthouse by other criminal defense lawyers, prosecutors, and judges. James Dimeas knows how things get done in Rolling Meadows and knows who he needs to speak to get results.

Arlington Heights criminal defense attorney, James Dimeas’s office, is located in Schaumburg, just a few minutes from the Rolling Meadows Courthouse.  James Dimeas is located in Schaumburg, within a short distance of Arlington Heights. James Dimeas's proximity to the Rolling Meadows courthouse and the Village of Arlington Heights makes it easy for him to get to the Courthouse and serve the Arlington Heights community.  

Award-Winning Arlington Heights Criminal Lawyer

James Dimeas is a nationally-recognized, award-winning, Arlington Heights criminal defense attorney with over-27 years handling criminal cases throughout Arlington Heights, Chicago, Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, and Lake County. 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." 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 "Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer" by the National Trial Lawyers and a "Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in Chicago" by Expertise and a "Best DUI Attorney." Arlington Heights criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, is rated "Superb" 10 out of 10, by AVVO, the highest rating possible for any criminal defense attorney in the United States. The National Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys have recognized James Dimeas as a "10 Best Attorney for Client Satisfaction."  James Dimeas has co-written a book that instructs criminal defense attorneys how to properly and effectively represent people charged with the crime of Identity Theft

You can contact Arlington Heights criminal defense attorney, James Dimeas, anytime for a free and confidential consultation. James Dimeas is always available by phone to serve the Arlington Heights community.  You can always talk to James Dimeas personally by calling him at 847-807-7405.
Client Reviews
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.
Had a DUI and hired a lawyer who lived in my building that I knew for years and trusted. Thought he was my friend. Paid him (more than I should have) and he handled my case for almost a year and totally screwed it up. I fired him and found out that he had given up his law license around the time I hired him. A friend recommended James to me and he took over my case and handled it the way it should have been handled from the beginning. I cannot stress how HIGHLY I recommend James Dimeas. I wish I would have hired him from day one. He answered all my calls and text messages and cleaned up a royal mess that had been created by the previous guy that I thought was a lawyer. I consider James to be a friend and recommend him to all of my friends. What a great lawyer and an even better guy! J.P.
I had been accused of doing something, by my then wife, that I did not do. I was 100% innocent and was at the lowest point in my life. My mother told me to call James Dimeas. Her friend recommended him to her. James fought for me in court and refused to back down, even when the prosecution offered to lower the charges and make me plead guilty. I refused to plead guilty to something I did not do. The case went to trial and James won my case. I was found not guilty because I was NOT GUILTY. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND JAMES DIMEAS! Not only is he a great lawyer, but he is also a great human being. The truth shall set you free! C.D.
James Dimeas is a great lawyer who knows what he is doing and will guide you through every step of the process. He will go above and beyond what he needs to do to help you out. Sometimes I would text him in the evening or the weekend with a question and he would always respond. Really made me feel like he cared about me. When we went to court he tore apart the girl that was making false allegations against me and he won my case. That was one of the greatest day of my life. If you need legal help, the only lawyer should call is James Dimeas. Highly recommended! E.L.
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