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Elgin is a large city that is located approximately 35 miles northwest of Chicago. Elgin is located in Kane County. It has a population of approximately 110,000 people. Elgin is the 8th largest city in Illinois. The city was named after the Scottish tune "Elgin". At one time Elgin had a watch factory that was the largest producer of watches in the United States. Chicago's Union Station still has a Elgin clock inside of it.

Unlike many communities in the Chicago Metropolitan area, Elgin is an actual city.  Elgin was chartered a city in 1854.  It was the first such city in Illinois to adopt a manager-city council form of government.  It has a City Manager and six City Council members.  

Approximately 66% of the population of Elgin is white, 7.5% is African American, and almost 44% are Hispanic or Latino.  Elgin also has a large population of Laotians.

Elgin is a rapidly growing community.  Recently, Elgin ranked second in Illinois for new home closings.  Elgin’s downtown area has been renovated with many new developments being built.  A sprawling library has been built in the downtown area around an updated and modern downtown improvement project.

Elgin is also the home of the Grand Victoria casino.  Nearly 4 million people a year visit the Grand Victoria Casino, making it a major source of revenue for Elgin.  In recent years the Grand Victoria Casino has seen a drop in business as new casinos have opened causing attendance in Elgin to decline.

Elgin Criminal Cases

Elgin is part of the Kane County 16th Judicial Circuit.    All Elgin criminal cases are prosecuted by the Kane County State's Attorney's office. The Kane County State's Attorney's office is located on the third floor of the Kane County Judicial Center, which is located at 37W775 Illinois 38 in St. Charles, Illinois.  All Elgin felony cases are heard at the Kane County Judicial Center. All Elgin felony cases are heard on the third floor of the Kane County Judicial Center.

All Elgin misdemeanor cases, such as Elgin DUI cases, Elgin Retail Theft cases, Elgin Battery cases, Elgin Drug cases, and Elgin Theft cases are held on the 2nd floor of the Kane County Judicial Center in St. Charles.

All Elgin Preliminary Hearing cases are held in Room 319 of the Kane County Judicial Center. If a case is not resolved in room 319, the case will be assigned to another felony courtroom on the third floor.

Elgin has a Kane County Branch Courthouse at 1500 Dexter Court, Elgin, Illinois.  The Elgin Branch Courthouse hears Municipal Violation cases and traffic ticket cases.   The Elgin Branch Courthouse also has Bond hearings during the week for people arrested in Elgin, Carpentersville, South Elgin, East Dundee and West Dundee. Bond hearings at the Elgin Branch Courthouse are at 8 a.m. over a video feed. Elgin weekend and Holiday Bond Court hearings are held at the in Room 005 of the Kane County Judicial Center.

Elgin Domestic Battery cases are held all day in Room 209 of the Kane County Judicial Center.  Room 209 is a Courtroom in Kane County that only handles Domestic Battery cases in Kane County.

All Elgin felony DUI cases are heard at the Kane County Judicial Center. Most Elgin misdemeanor DUI cases are also at the Kane County Courthouse. However, Elgin is one of the cities that have elected to prosecute certain misdemeanor DUI cases through the City of Elgin rather than the Kane County State's Attorney's Office. While the Kane County State's Attorney's Office continues to monitor the prosecution of all Elgin misdemeanor DUI cases, the prosecutor handling the Elgin DUI case is a City Attorney who works for the City of Elgin and not for the Kane County State's Attorney's Office.   Elgin DUI cases that are being prosecuted by the City of Elgin are held in Room 203 of the Kane County Judicial Center.

Highly Experienced and Effective Criminal Defense Lawyer for Elgin Residents and Elgin Criminal Cases

Elgin criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, has spent the past 25 years representing people charged with crimes and criminal offenses throughout Elgin. The extensive experience that James Dimeas has in handling criminal cases throughout Elgin gives James Dimeas the unique perspective that very few lawyers have in handling criminal cases in Elgin. He is familiar with the tactics used by the Elgin police and is experienced in handling criminal cases that are being prosecuted by the City of Elgin and the Kane County State's Attorney's Office. Elgin criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, has been representing Elgin residents, and handling Elgin criminal cases for 25 years.

Elgin criminal defense attorney, James Dimeas, understands how a criminal conviction can have lifelong implications. In today's competitive job environment, it is critical that a prospective employer does not discover a criminal case in a background search.  Any prospective employer that discovers a criminal case in a background search will likely avoid hiring that person even if the criminal charges did not result in a criminal conviction. Elgin criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, understands how the criminal process works in Kane County. He is familiar with the different programs that are available for Kane County criminal cases that can make it possible to avoid having a criminal record. Elgin criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, knows how these programs work and knows what needs to get done to get you into such a program so that you can keep your record clean and pass a background search so you can get that job.

Elgin criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, has spent the past 25 years only handling criminal cases. His office is located within a short driving distance from Elgin. His office is a short drive to the Elgin Branch Courthouse in Downtown Elgin. His office is located close to the Kane County Courthouse in St Charles. He regularly appears at the Kane County Courthouse. Elgin criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, is always available to handle criminal cases in Elgin. He can be reached 24 hours a day by telephone at 847-807-7405.

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Elgin criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, has the exceptional qualifications and experience handling criminal cases in Elgin. Mr. Dimeas has been named a "Best DUI Attorney" and a "Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in Chicago" by Expertise. James Dimeas has  been named a "Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer" by The National Trial Lawyers. He is rated "Superb" by AVVO, the highest classification possible. AVVO is the leading organization that rates all lawyers nationally. The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys have recognized James Dimeas as a "10 Best Attorney for Client Satisfaction."

Elgin criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, is always available to answer your questions and to begin working to protect you and your future.  You can always contact James Dimeas for a free and confidential consultation.  You can always speak to James Dimeas personally at 847-807-7405.