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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 an 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.

Enlist an Award-Winning Criminal Defense Lawyer in Elgin

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.

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.
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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.
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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.
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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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