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Hampshire Criminal Law Information Center
The Village of Hampshire is a small Village that is located in the northwest corner of Kane County, Illinois. The west side of Hampshire is bordered by the village of Huntley and the southeast portion of Hampshire is bordered by Pingree Grove. Route 72 passes through the southern part of Hampshire. Hampshire has a population of approximately 5,600 people. The population in Hampshire spiked recently.
The first settlor in Hampshire was Zenus Allen. Zenus Allen came to the area from Vermont and settled in what is now Hampshire, in 1836. He named the area Henpeck. The area was part of the Chicago Galena Stagecoach Trail along Route 20. In 1845 the area was organized as Hampshire Township. In 1876 the area was incorporated into the Village of Hampshire. The farming community in Hampshire became the second largest milk producing and shipping station in Illinois.
In 1839 fires were sweeping through the Great Plains causing great damage and destruction. The fire passed through the Village of Hampshire causing damage to the Prairie and to the local farmers. The fire came to be known as "The Terrible Fire of 1839."
Hampshire Criminal Cases
Hampshire is located in Kane County, Illinois. The Kane County Courts are part of the 16th Judicial Circuit. All Hampshire criminal cases are heard at the Kane County Judicial Center. The Kane County Judicial Center is located southwest of the intersection of Randall Road and Route 38. All Hampshire felony cases are heard on the third floor of the Kane County Judicial Center. Most misdemeanor Hampshire criminal cases are heard on the second floor of the Kane County Judicial Center.
The Kane County Clerk of the Circuit Court's office is located at 540 South Randall Road, Saint Charles, Illinois. The Kane County Clerk's office is just down the street from The Kane County Judicial Center.
If you are arrested for a felony in Hampshire, you will be taken to the Kane County Judicial Center for a Bond Hearing. Bond Hearings at the Kane County Judicial Center are at 8:30 a.m. and at 3:30 p.m. Weekend and Holiday Bond Court for Hampshire felony cases are in room 005 in the lower level of the Kane County Judicial Center. While the actual hearings will take place at the Kane County Judicial Center, you will appear via video feed from The Kane County Jail, which is located next door to the Kane County Judicial Center.
If you are arrested for a DUI in Hampshire, your case will be prosecuted by the municipality. Illinois State Law allows municipalities to prosecute certain misdemeanor DUI cases instead of the DUI being prosecuted by the County State's Attorney's Office. Hampshire is one of the towns that has decided to prosecute DUI cases themselves. The case will be supervised by the Kane County State's Attorney's Office but the lawyer that will actually be working on the case will be an attorney that is working for the Village of Hampshire.
All other Hampshire misdemeanor cases, such as Hampshire Retail Theft cases, Hampshire Shoplifting cases, Hampshire Battery cases, and Hampshire Theft cases, are at the Kane County Judicial Center and the Kane County Branch Courts.
Highly Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer for Hampshire Residents and for Hampshire Criminal Cases
Hampshire criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, has been handling criminal cases throughout Hampshire for over-27 years. James Dimeas's office is located in Schaumburg Illinois, within easy driving distance of Hampshire and a short driving distance to the Kane County Courthouse. James Dimeas lives in the northwest suburbs and is respected and admired in the area. James Dimeas regularly appears at the Kane County Courthouse and all of the local Branch Courthouses in Kane County. James Dimeas is familiar with the judges and the prosecutors that work at the Kane County Courthouse. James Dimeas knows how things get done in Kane County. James Dimeas knows how to get results in Kane County. James Dimeas understands how to handle DUI cases that are prosecuted by Hampshire's attorneys. A large part of James Dimeas's practice is at the Kane County Courthouse and has extensive experience handling cases in Kane County.
James Dimeas is a nationally-recognized, award-winning, Hampshire criminal defense attorney. James Dimeas has been handling criminal cases throughout Hampshire, Chicago, Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, and Lake County, for over-27 years.
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, James Dimeas was named a "Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer in the State of Illinois For the Year 2018, 2019, and 2020" by the American Society of Legal Advocates". James Dimeas was named a "Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer" by The National Trial Lawyers. Hampshire criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas was named a "Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in Chicago" by Expertise. James Dimeas was named a "Best DUI Lawyer". The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys recognized James Dimeas as a "10 Best Attorney for Client Satisfaction". James Dimeas is rated "Superb", 10 out of 10, by AVVO, the highest rating possible for any criminal defense attorney in the United States.
If you are facing criminal charges in Hampshire and in Kane County, you can contact James Dimeas anytime for free and confidential consultation. You can speak to James Dimeas personally by calling him at 847-807-7405.