DuPage County Criminal Law Information Center
Highly Experienced DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyer Providing Exceptional Criminal Defense Services for DuPage County Criminal Cases
DuPage County is a Collar County of the Chicago metropolitan area. It is west of Chicago and west of Cook County. As of 2010 it had a population of almost 920,000 people, making it the second largest county in Illinois. The socio-economic profile of DuPage County varies from very wealthy to just below the poverty line. Big towns like Hinsdale, Naperville, and Oak Brook are some of the wealthiest communities in the Midwest. In some other areas, such as in parts of Downers Grove, you will find some residents who live just below the poverty line.
DuPage County was formed in 1839 out of parts of Cook County. DuPage County was named after the DuPage River which had originally been named after a French fur trader who had settled in the area. DuPage County is surrounded by Cook County to the east, Will County to the south, Kane County to the west, and makes contact with Kendall County to the southwest. DuPage county is the home of many large corporations such as McDonald's in Oakbrook, Molex in Lisle, Dover Corporation in Downers Grove, DeVry Incorporated in Oakbrook Terrace, British Petroleum in Warrenville, Navistar International in Warrenville, and Tellabs in Naperville. DuPage County contains Oakbrook Center, the largest open-air mall in the nation.
The most recent FBI crime statistics indicate that the overall crime rate in DuPage County has been dropping approximately 1% per year. However, the violent crime rate in DuPage County has been increasing at roughly 7% a year. If the current trends continue into the future it is expected that the overall crime rate in DuPage County will continue to drop slightly every year. In almost every crime rate statistic, DuPage County's crime rates are considered to be below average.
DuPage County Criminal Cases
DuPage County is part of the 18th Judicial Circuit in Illinois. Most criminal cases in DuPage County are heard at the DuPage County Courthouse, which is located at 505 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60187. The current Court building was opened in 1990. It is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The criminal cases are heard on the fourth floor of the building. Some Domestic Battery cases are heard on the second floor of the courthouse. The DuPage County State's Attorney's Office is located next door to the DuPage County Courthouse and the DuPage County Jail is also located next door. The Clerk of the Circuit Court's office is located on the first floor of the DuPage County Courthouse.
Bond Court for DuPage County Bond Hearings is held in Room 2002 at 505 North County Farm Road. Weekend and Holiday Bond Court is at the Sheriff's Office at 501 North County Farm Road.
DuPage County has 4 Branch Courthouses that mainly hear Municipal Violation and Traffic Matters. Most of the cases in the DuPage County Branch Courthouses are prosecuted by municipalities with Village Attorneys while some cases are prosecuted by Assistant State's Attorneys from the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office. The Branch Courthouses are located at:
Addison, Three Friendship Plaza, 2nd Floor, Addison, Illinois 60101.
Downers Grove, 4000 Saratoga Avenue, American Legion Post 80, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515.
Wheaton, 505 N. County Farm Road, Courtroom 1001, Wheaton, Illinois 60187.
Glendale Heights, 505 N. County Farm Road, Courtroom 1003, Wheaton, Illinois 60187.
In the recent past, Wheaton had it's own Municipal Branch Court at the DuPage County Government Complex on County Farm Road and Glendale Heights had it's own Municipal Branch Court at the Glendale Heights Village Hall. However, those Branch Courts have been closed and moved to Rooms 1001 and 1003 of the DuPage County Courthouse.
Experienced and Effective Criminal Defense Lawyer for DuPage County Criminal Cases
DuPage County criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, has been handling criminal cases throughout DuPage County for over 26 years. James Dimeas understands that facing criminal charges in DuPage County can be a confusing and daunting experience. To help people understand the criminal process in DuPage County, the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office has published a guide called, The Criminal Court Process, to help people understand how criminal cases proceed in DuPage County. DuPage County has had a reputation for being especially tough on people facing criminal charges. Like surrounding counties such as Cook County, Kane County, and Lake County, DuPage County has started implementing Diversion Programs, though more limited than the programs in those surrounding counties. The DuPage County State's Attorney's Office is notorious for being especially aggressive when it comes to prosecuting criminal cases. Therefore, it is especially important in DuPage County you hire an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney to represent you for criminal charges in DuPage County. DuPage County criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, has been handling criminal cases in DuPage County for decades. James Dimeas is familiar with the major players in the DuPage County Criminal Court System including prosecutors and judges. He has an excellent reputation in DuPage County among the Judges, Prosecutors and other criminal defense lawyers. James Dimeas understands how things work in DuPage County and how to get things done.
James Dimeas is a nationally-recognized, award-winning, DuPage County criminal defense lawyer. 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." Recently, James Dimeas was recognized as a "Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer In the State of Illinois For the Year 2018 and 2019" by the American Society of Legal Advocates. DuPage County criminal defense attorney, James Dimeas, was named a "Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in Chicago" by Expertise and a "Best DUI Attorney." DuPage County criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, was named a "Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyer" by the National Trial Lawyers. The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys recognized James Dimeas as a "10 Best Attorney Client Satisfaction." AVVO rates James Dimeas as "Super," the highest possible rating for any criminal defense lawyer in the United States. James Dimeas is also a published author, having co-authored a book that instructs lawyers how to effectively and successfully defend clients charged with the crime of Identity Theft.
DuPage County criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas's office is located minutes away from the DuPage County Courthouse and a short driving distance from all the Branch Courthouses in DuPage County. James Dimeas lives very close to DuPage County. Mr. Dimeas's close proximity to DuPage County allows him to quickly and efficiently handle criminal cases in DuPage County. DuPage County criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, is available 24 hours a day. You can contact him anytime. Mr. Dimeas is also available by telephone 24 hours a day. To speak to Mr. Dmeas personally you can always call him at 847-807-7405.
The difference between winning and losing a criminal case in DuPage County can come down to whether you hire the right criminal lawyer to represent you in DuPage County. Mr. Dimeas has a proven track record of successfully handling criminal cases in DuPage County. If you are facing criminal charges in DuPage County James Dimeas is the right lawyer for you. Do not hesitate to contact James Dimeas so that he can begin working on your case immediately.