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Glenview is a village that is located in the northeast corner of Illinois, approximately 15 miles northwest of the City of Chicago. Glenview is located in Cook County and has a population of approximately 47,000 people. Glenview is over 150 years old. In the past 50 years, Glenview has undergone massive changes they have completely transformed Glenview into an upscale and trendy community within a short driving distance of the Chicago Loop.

Glenview was originally settled by farmers in the 1830s. Glenview was originally made up of forests and farmland. When farmers settled into the area, they called it South Northfield. After a while, different communities sprung up around South Northfield and were given different names. In 1895, the US Post Office demanded that the community adopt a common name. A special meeting of the leaders in the various communities took place and the name Glenview received the most votes. Glenview was formally Incorporated in 1899. Not much changed about the area until after World War II went developers moved into the area and began to transforming the farmland and forests into a suburban residential community.

In the 1940s, the U.S. Navy built the Glenview Naval Air Base in Glenview. Glenview Naval Air Base became the headquarters for the U.S. Naval and Marine Air Reserve Training Command. After the Glenview Naval Air Base was built, it became the most important and recognizable feature of Glenview. Glenview was chosen as the Central Command for the Naval and Marine Air Reserve because it was centrally located in the United States and the majority of the Naval Reserve staff lived in the central part of the United States.

In 1995, the United States military restructured the military system and decided to close down the Glenview Naval Air Station. In 1998, The Village came up with a plan to develop and completely restructure the land. The development was named The Glen in 1999. The Glen currently makes up approximately 15% of the area of Glenview. Its main feature is the Glen Town Center which consists of shopping centers, a movie theater, and homes and offices. The Glen is also the home of the Kohl Children's Museum. The Glen has replaced the Glenview Naval Station as the main feature of the Village of Glenview.

Glenview Criminal Cases

Glenview is part of the Cook County Judicial Circuit, the largest Judicial Circuit in the State of Illinois, and one of the largest judicial court systems in the United States. All Glenview criminal cases are heard at the Old Orchard Courthouse in Cook County, Illinois. The Old Orchard Courthouse is located in Skokie, Illinois, just off the Old Orchard Road exit at the Edens Expressway. The Old Orchard Courthouse in Skokie is the 2nd District Courthouse in Cook County.

The 2nd Municipal District Courthouse in Skokie is where all of the municipalities in Northern Cook County have their criminal cases. Some of the biggest and most populous suburbs in Cook County, like Des Plaines, Evanston, Niles, and Skokie, send all their criminal cases to the Old Orchard Courthouse in Skokie.

Bond Court for all Glenview felony cases is at 1:30 p.m. in Room 105 at the Old Orchard Courthouse. Bond Court is in session Monday through Friday. If Bond is posted in Skokie, at the Old Orchard Courthouse, you will be released from custody from the Courthouse in Skokie. If Bond is not posted Old Orchard Courthouse, you will be turned over to the Cook County Sheriff and taken to Cook County Jail at 26th and California. You will be transported to the Courthouse by the Cook County Sheriff for every scheduled Court date thereafter. If you are arrested on the weekend or on a Court Holiday, Bond Court will be at Central Bond Court at 1:30 p.m. in Room 100 at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse at 26th and California. The Leighton Criminal Courthouse is located next to the Cook County Jail at 26th and California in Chicago. All future court dates will be at the Old Orchard Courthouse in Skokie.

All Glenview Domestic Battery cases are in Room 106 at the Old Orchard Courthouse in Skokie. Room 106 at the Old Orchard Courthouse is a dedicated Domestic Battery Courtroom for all 2nd Municipal District Domestic Battery, and Glenview Domestic Battery cases. The prosecutors and the courtroom staff in Room 106 are specially trained to handle Domestic Violence cases. Room 106 only hears Domestic Battery cases.

All Glenview felony cases start off in Room 105 at the Old Orchard Courthouse. Preliminary Hearings are held in Room 105. If you are indicted by a Grand Jury, or if the Court finds probable cause after a Preliminary Hearing, your case will be assigned to one of the felony Courtrooms on the first and second floor of the Old Orchard Courthouse. Some of the felony Courtrooms in the Old Orchard Courthouse only hear felony cases from Chicago. Other felony Courtrooms at the Old Orchard Courthouse only hear felony cases from one of the northern suburbs in the 2nd Municipal District.  On any given day, it is common to see a smattering of suburban and Chicago police officers walking in and out of the Old Orchard Courthouse in Skokie. Because of its close proximity to Chicago, and the fact that it hears cases from some of the most populous suburbs in Cook County, the Old Orchard Courthouse in Skokie is a very busy Courthouse.

All Glenview misdemeanor cases, such as Glenview DUI cases, Glenview Retail Theft cases, Glenview Shoplifting cases, Glenview Drug cases, Glenview Theft cases, and Glenview Battery cases, are heard on particular days of the month throughout the various misdemeanor Courtrooms on the first and second floor of the Old Orchard Courthouse in Skokie. Traffic Court cases from Glenview, and the towns and municipalities that are in the northern suburbs of Cook County have their Traffic Court cases heard on the first floor of the Old Orchard Courthouse.

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

James Dimeas has been handling criminal cases exclusively for over 27-years. James Dimeas has a unique understanding of how a criminal case can dramatically impact and affect your life. James Dimeas understands the importance of making sure that you keep your criminal record clean so that you can have a fighting chance of getting a job and moving forward with your life. In today's highly competitive job environment, it is critically important that you do not have a criminal record. Passing a background search is absolutely critical. Virtually every employer will perform a thorough background search before deciding whether to hire you. James Dimeas understands that having a criminal record would make it virtually impossible for you to get a job. That's why it is critical that you make sure to hire a criminal defense lawyer that has the experience and the qualifications to win your criminal case!  

James Dimeas has represented thousands of criminal clients at the Old Orchard Courthouse in Skokie. James Dimeas has established the critical relationships with the Judges and Prosecutors at the Old Orchard Courthouse, and understands how to navigate his way around the different Courtrooms at the Old Orchard Courthouse. James Dimeas is well-known and highly respected by everybody at the Old Orchard Courthouse. These are the relationships that you need to have your case won by your criminal defense lawyer.

Enlist an Experienced and Highly-Rated Criminal Defense Lawyer in Glenview

Glenview criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, is a nationally-recognized, award-winning criminal defense attorney, with over 27-years of experience handling criminal cases throughout Glenview, Chicago, Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, and Lake County. Attorney and Practice Magazine gave James Dimeas the "Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney Award for Illinois" and the award for "DUI Defense Top 10".  The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys gave James Dimeas the "Top 10 Attorney Award For the State of Illinois." Recently, the American Society of Legal Advocates name James Dimeas a "Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer in the State of Illinois for the Year 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." James Dimeas is rated "Superb", 10 out of 10, by AVVO, the highest rating possible for any criminal defense lawyer in the United States.

If you are under investigation or are arrested in Glenview, and need to go to Court, you can contact James Dimeas anytime for a free and confidential consultation. James Dimeas can always meet you at his office or at a convenient location so you can have a confidential consultation with an experienced and accomplished criminal defense attorney to begin protecting your rights and to take all the steps necessary to protect your future. You can talk to James Dimeas personally, at any time, by calling him 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. E.A.
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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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