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Barrington Criminal Law Information Center

Highly Experienced Barrington Criminal Defense Lawyer Providing Exceptional, Award-Winning, Criminal Defense Services for Lake County and Cook County Barrington Criminal Cases

Barrington is an exclusive residential suburban village located roughly 32 miles northwest of Chicago. Barrington is the seventh-wealthiest community in the United States. Portions of this suburban village are located in Cook County and Lake County, Illinois. According to the 2010 census, roughly 10,300 people reside in Barrington. Barrington is mainly a residential community that contains numerous parks, forest preserves, and horse trails in an affluent, suburban setting. The Village of Barrington is considered to be part of the Chicago metropolitan area. Barrington covers a roughly 90 square mile radius. The villages of North Barrington, South Barrington, Barrington Hills, Lake Barrington, and Tower Lakes, surround the Village of Barrington. Barrington also borders the villages of Carpentersville, Deer Park, Hoffman Estates, and Inverness.

The land, which now makes up Barrington, was originally inhabited by local Indian tribes. Many of the major local roads in Barrington, such as Algonquin Road, Rand Road, Higgins Road, and St. Charles Road, were originally trails used by the local Indian tribes which inhabited the land that now makes up Barrington. After the treaty of 1833 ending the Black Hawk War, the Indian tribes gave up the land west of the shores of Lake Michigan. After this treaty was signed, settlers started moving into the area. From 1833 to 1835, the United States government paid over $100,000 to various Indian tribes to buy their land. The first white settlers in the area arrived in 1834 from New York. They were followed by more settlers from Vermont and New York. The original settlers moved into the area that is now the intersections of Route 68 and Sutton Road. This area was originally called Miller Cove. The area was named Barrington after Great Barrington in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. This was where many of the original settlers of Barrington came from.

By 1863 the population of Berrington had grown to 300 residents. In 1865, the Illinois Legislature officially named Barrington an Incorporated Village in the State of Illinois. In 1889, the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway was built through Barrington. A few years later several fires caused serious damage to many of the buildings in downtown Berrington.

Barrington gained national notoriety on November 27th 1934 when Baby Face Nelson was involved in a running gun battle with FBI agents in Barrington. Baby Face Nelson escaped even though he had been shot nine times. Nelson shot and killed two FBI agents in the gun battle. Later that evening, Baby Face Nelson died and his body was dumped in a cemetery in Skokie, Illinois. Baby Face Nelson holds the record for killing more FBI agents than anyone. A plaque located in Langendorf Park in Berrington, commemorates the killing of the FBI agents.

In 2015, Barrington celebrated it’s 150th Anniversary. Barrington has come a long way from being an Indian Trail to being one of the nation’s wealthiest communities.

Barrington Criminal Cases

Since parts of Barrington are located in Cook County and Lake County, Illinois, Barrington criminal cases are heard in Cook County Circuit Court or Lake County Circuit Court depending on where the crimes were committed and where the arrests were made.

Barrington criminal cases that originate in the Lake County portion of Barrington, are heard in the 19th Judicial Circuit Court in Illinois. The main Lake County Courthouse is located along the shores of Lake Michigan in Waukegan at 18 North County Street.

Lake County has three Branch Courthouses that mainly hear traffic cases and Municipal Ordinance Violations throughout Lake County. The Branch Courthouses in Lake County are located at:

 -Waukegan Branch Court-18 N. County Street, Waukegan, Illinois 60085;
 -Mundelein Branch Court-105 E. State Route 83, Mundelein, Illinois 60060;
 -Round Lake Branch Court-1792 Nicole Lane, Round Lake Beach, Illinois 60073;
 -Park City Branch Court-301 S. Greenleaf Avenue, Park City, Illinois 60085.

If you are arrested in the Lake County part of Barrington, you will be taken to Bond Court in Waukegan at the Babcock Judicial Center in Room C-120. The Badcock Judicial Center is located down the street from the Lake County Courthouse right next to the Lake County Jail. Bond Hearings in Lake County are at 9 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Pre-trials and Preliminary Hearings in Lake County are also held at the Babcock Judicial Center at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. If you are arrested on weekends or holidays in the Lake County part of Barrington, you will be taken to Bond Court in Room C-120 of the Babcock Judicial Center throughout the weekends and holidays. Under state law, you must be brought before a judge for a Bond Hearing within 48 Hours of your arrest.

Barrington Cook County criminal cases are heard at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse, which is part of the Circuit Court of Cook County Court System. The Cook County Judicial Circuit Court is the largest Judicial Circuit in the State of Illinois and one of the largest Judicial Circuits in the United States.

If you are arrested on a weekday, you will be taken to Bond Court at 1:30 p.m. in Room 108 of the Rolling Meadows Courthouse. Bond Court for Barrington Cook County Bond hearings on weekends and holidays is at 1:30 p.m. in Room 100 of the Leighton Criminal Courts Building at 26th and California in downtown Chicago. So if you are arrested during the week in the Cook County part of Barrington, you will be held in the Barrington Police Station until you are brought to court in Rolling Meadows in Room 108 at 1:30 p.m. If you are arrested on a weekend or a holiday, you will be held in the Barrington Police Department until you are brought to Bond Court at 26th and California at 1:30 p.m. in Room 100. If you post Bond after Bond Court, or if the court does not require that you post a cash Bond, you will be released from custody at Bond Court. If you are required to post a cash Bond and are unable to do so at Bond Court, you will be taken to the Cook County Jail at 26th and California in Chicago.

All Barrington Cook County Preliminary Hearings are in Room 108 of the Rolling Meadows Courthouse throughout the weekdays.

There are only two felony Courtrooms at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse in Cook County. If you are charged with a felony in Barrington, your case will start off in Room 108 and then be assigned to either Room 109 or 110 of the Rolling Meadows Courthouse.

All Barrington Domestic Battery and Barrington Aggravated Domestic Battery Cook County cases are heard in Room 207 of the Rolling Meadows Courthouse. Misdemeanor Barrington Cook County Domestic Battery cases are heard at 9:30 a.m. while Barrington Felony Aggravated Domestic Battery cases are heard at 1:30 in Room 207. Room 207 in the Rolling Meadows Courthouse is a courtroom that is dedicated to only handling Domestic Battery cases. If you are being charged with a Domestic Battery in Barrington, you will be brought to the Rolling Meadows Courthouse in Room 207 for your Bond Hearing. Domestic Battery Bond Hearings are heard throughout the day in Room 207.

All Barrington misdemeanor cases, such as Barrington DUI cases, Barrington Retail Theft cases, Barrington Shoplifting cases, Barrington Drug cases, Barrington Theft cases, and Barrington Battery cases, are heard on particular days of the month throughout the first and second floor of the Rolling Meadows Courthouse.

Experienced, Award-Winning, Barrington Criminal Defense Attorney for Barrington Criminal Cases

James Dimeas understands the long-term implications involved with being charged with a criminal case. In today's highly-competitive job environment, a criminal conviction on a background search could make it impossible to get a good job. If your employer finds out that you are facing criminal charges, that employer may end up firing you. If you need financial assistance to go to school, a criminal conviction could bar you from receiving financial aid. If you are applying for a loan to start a business, or to buy a home, a bank may deny you a loan if they see a criminal conviction on your background. If you are going through a divorce a criminal conviction could drastically impact your divorce case. Since the consequences of a criminal conviction can be drastic, you need to make sure that you hire the right lawyer to represent you for your criminal case. Your future could depend on it.

Barrington criminal defense attorney, James Dimeas, has been focusing on only handling criminal cases for more than 27 years. James Dimeas's office is centrally located in Schaumburg, Illinois, within 7 Minutes of the Rolling Meadows Courthouse in Cook County. James Dimeas's office is within a few minutes of Barrington and all of the surrounding towns and villages in the northwest suburbs. James Dimeas is available by phone 24 hours a day to help you with your criminal case. James Dimeas is able to travel to all of the local police stations and to get to the local courthouses at a moment's notice. James Dimeas's presence in the local community makes it possible for him to immediately respond to the needs of the residents of Barrington and all of the surrounding communities.

Barrington criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, has represented thousands of clients throughout all of the Criminal Courts of Chicago, Barrington, Chicago, Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, and Lake County. James Dimeas's office is located within driving distance of all of the courthouses in the area and he frequently handles cases in all of the Branch Courthouses throughout DuPage County, Kane County, and Lake County. James Dimeas is well-known and respected in all of the local courthouses by the judges and prosecutors and has the experience to knowing how to get things done in court.

Enlist an Experienced and Highly Rated Criminal Defense Lawyer in the Barrington Area

Barrington criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, is a nationally-recognized, award-winning criminal defense attorney with over-27 years of experience handling criminal cases in Barrington, Chicago, Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County and Lake County. Recently, the American Society of Legal Advocates named James Dimeas a "Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer In the State of Illinois For the Years 2018, 2019, and 2020." The National Trial Lawyers named James Dimeas a "Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer." The National Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys named James Dimeas a "10 Best Attorney for Client Satisfaction." Expertise named James Dimeas a "Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in Chicago." James Dimeas was recently named a "Best DUI Attorney." Attorney and Practice Magazine gave James Dimeas the "Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney Award for Illinois." The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys gave James Dimeas the "Top 10 Attorney Award for the State of Illinois." James Dimeas is rated "Superb, 10 out of 10," by AVVO, the highest rating possible for any criminal defense lawyer in the United States. James Dimeas is a published author, having co-written a book for attorneys that instructs them on how to effectively and successfully represent clients charged with the crime of Identity Theft.

James Dimeas has more than 27 years of experience handling criminal defense cases only. James Dimeas's office is located in Schaumburg and he resides in Schaumburg. James Dimeas's  is within a short driving distance of Barrington. James Dimeas lives in the community and is known by the judges and prosecutors in the community as being a leading criminal defense lawyer.

If you are under criminal investigation or have been arrested and need to go to court, you can contact James Dimeas anytime for a free and confidential consultation. James Dimeas can meet you in his office or you can speak to him personally by calling 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.
I am so lucky to have stumbled upon this great attorney. I made a really stupid mistake at the worst time. I needed to get a case dismissed within 2 or 3 weeks so I could join the military. I could not leave for Basic Training until the case was dismissed and Jim made some calls and got the case dismissed. What a great guy. I’m so lucky I found him online and called him! Somebody was looking out for me. J.S.