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Carol Stream is a Village that is located west of Chicago in DuPage County, Illinois. Carol Stream was incorporated in 1959. Approximately 40,000 people reside in Carol Stream. Carol Stream was recently ranked the 49th out of 100 of the best places to live in the United States by CNN Money Magazine. Carol Stream is named after two living people. Stream is the last name of the founder of the town, and Carol is the first name of his daughter.

The first settlor in the area was Anning Ransom, who started a farm in the area in 1840.  In 1844, Daniel Kelley came to the area from Vermont and purchased 1,400 acres to raise Spanish Merino sheep.   Kelly had 11 children who became active in the business and political life in Wheaton. In the mid-1950's, Jay W. Stream was the head of Durable Construction Company.   Durable was planning to develop a 400-home subdivision in Naperville. Stream was negotiating with the Village of Naperville to build the subdivision. Stream became frustrated with the negotiations. He was advised to build his own town instead of trying to negotiate a deal with Naperville.  Stream began buying land outside of Wheaton to build his subdivision.

In 1957, Stream's daughter, Carol, was in a vehicle returning from Racine, Wisconsin. The vehicle was involved in a motor vehicle accident in Wisconsin killing a 15-year-old passenger in the vehicle. Carol was ejected from the vehicle and struck a utility pole. Carol was taken to a local hospital in a coma. Doctors believed that she would probably never awaken, and if she did, she would likely be severely disabled. Hoping that good news would cheer up his daughter and lead to her recovery, Jay named the village after his daughter, Carol Stream. After 4 months of being in a coma, Carol regained consciousness and made a full recovery. Carol never lived in Carol Stream but frequently travels to the Village to participate in municipal events.

Carol Stream Criminal Cases

Carol Stream is part of the 18th Judicial Circuit Court in DuPage County. All Carol Stream criminal cases are heard at the DuPage County Courthouse, which is located at 505 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60187. All Carol Stream felony cases are heard on the fourth floor of the DuPage County Courthouse. The DuPage County Courthouse is the location for the Clerk of the Circuit Court. The DuPage County State's Attorney's office is located next door to the Courthouse.

Bond Court for all Carol Stream criminal cases is held in Room 2002 at the DuPage County Courthouse. Most Bond Hearings in DuPage County are at 8am. Weekend and Holiday Bond Court for Carol Stream criminal cases is held at the DuPage County Sheriff's Office, which is located at 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois. The DuPage County Sheriff's Office is located in the same DuPage County Complex as the DuPage County Courthouse.

All Carol Stream misdemeanor cases, such as Carol Stream DUI cases, Carol Stream Retail Theft cases, Carol Stream Drug cases, Carol Stream Theft cases, and Carol Stream Battery cases, are heard throughout the various courtrooms on the 4th floor of the DuPage County Courthouse on County Farm Road in Wheaton.

All Carol Stream Domestic Battery and Aggravated Domestic Battery cases are heard on the 4th floor of the DuPage County Courthouse. Some misdemeanor Carol Stream Domestic Battery cases are also heard on the 2nd floor of the DuPage County Courthouse.

Carol Stream is usually at the top of the list for annual DUI arrests in Illinois. The local legal community considers the Carol Stream Police to be especially vigilant in making DUI arrests. If you are being charged with a DUI in Carol Stream, you will be required to go to court at the DuPage County Courthouse. All Carol Stream DUI cases are on the 4th floor of the DuPage County Courthouse.

Experienced Criminal Lawyer for Carol Stream

Carol Stream criminal defense attorney, James Dimeas, has spent the past 25 years representing Carol Stream residents who are facing criminal charges in DuPage County. Carol Stream criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, focuses exclusively on handling criminal cases. Because of his extensive experience in only handling criminal cases, James Dimeas has developed a keen understanding of how serious the implications are with facing criminal charges. Today's competitive job environment makes it very difficult to obtain a good job if a criminal conviction appears in a background search. Most employers will conduct a thorough background search before hiring you. If a criminal charge, or a criminal conviction, were to appear in a background search, it would be highly unlikely for you to get that job. James Dimeas will use his 25 years of experience in only handling criminal cases to make sure that your criminal record stays clean and that you can move on with your life and keep your record clean. It is absolutely critical that you are able to pass a background search and get a good job.

Carol Stream criminal defense attorney, James Dimeas, has handled thousands of cases in DuPage County. James Dimeas understands how the criminal justice system works in DuPage County. He knows his way around the DuPage County Courthouse and is well-known and highly-respected by the prosecutors and the judges in DuPage County. While the criminal laws are the same throughout the State of Illinois, how the laws are applied, and how the criminal justice system works, varies from County to County, Courthouse to Courthouse, and Courtroom to Courtroom. Carol Stream criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, knows how the criminal justice system operates in DuPage County and knows how to get results in DuPage County!

Experienced Award-Winning Criminal Defense Attorney for Carol Stream

James Dimeas is a nationally-recognized, award-winning, Carol Stream criminal defense lawyer with over 25 years of handling criminal cases in Carol Stream and in DuPage County. Recently, the American Society of Legal Advocates named James Dimeas a "Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer In the State of Illinois For the Year 2018." James Dimeas has been recognized as a "Best DUI Attorney." Expertise named James Dimeas a "Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in Chicago." The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys have recognized James Dimeas as a "10 Best Attorney for Client Satisfaction." The National Trial Lawyers have named James Dimeas a "Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer." AVVO rates James Dimeas as "Superb", the highest rating possible for any criminal defense attorney in the United States.  James Dimeas is a published author, having co-written a book that instructs criminal defense attorneys on how to properly and effectively represent clients charged with the crime of identity theft.

Carol Stream criminal defense attorney, James Dimeas, has an office that is conveniently located close to Carol Stream. He is always available for meetings and consultations.  His office is located close to the DuPage County Courthouse. James Dimeas appears at the DuPage County Courthouse regularly for criminal cases. He lives in the community and is actively involved and well-respected throughout the area.

If you are facing criminal charges in Carol Stream or in DuPage County, and need a criminal defense lawyer, you can contact James Dimeas anytime for a free and confidential consultation. You can always talk to James Dimeas by calling him at 847-807 7405 for a personal and confidential consultation.

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