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Kane County Criminal Law Information Center

Highly Experienced Kane County Criminal Defense Lawyer Providing Exceptional Criminal Defense Services for Kane County Criminal Cases

Kane County is one of the collar counties of the Chicago metropolitan area. It is located west of Cook County and just west of DuPage County. Kane County is the fifth most populous County in Illinois. The largest city in Kane county is Aurora and the City of Geneva is its county seat.   Kane County is named after Elias Kane, the first Secretary of State of Illinois and a former United States Senator. The Fox River is a major geographical marker in the county and its largest cities can be found along the Fox River. Approximately 516,000 people live in Kane County.   In addition to Aurora and Geneva, some of its biggest cities are Batavia, Elgin, and St. Charles. Kane County also has about 25 smaller villages.

The violent crime rate in Kane County has been steadily dropping the past several years. According to the FBI's 2014 Crime in the United States Report, Aurora reports the highest number of violent crimes in Kane County. The 2014 report reveals that the violent crime rate in Aurora dropped 7.16% from 2013. According to that same report, Kane County reported the ninth highest rate of violent crimes by counties in Illinois. That number was higher than the 14th highest in 2013.   According to statistics compiled by the Kane County State's Attorney's Office, 2,258 felony filings occurred in 2014. This represented a 3% drop from 2013. 

Kane County Criminal Cases

Kane County is part of the 16th Judicial Circuit in Illinois. Most criminal cases in Kane County are heard at the Kane County Judicial Center which is located at 37W775 Illinois 38 in St. Charles, Illinois.   The Kane County Courthouse is located just west of the intersection of Randall Road and Roosevelt Road. The Kane County Sheriff's Office and the Kane County Jail are located next door to the Kane County Judicial Center. The Juvenile Court facility is located across from The Kane County Judicial Center. All Kane County criminal cases are prosecuted by the Kane County State's Attorney's office. Their offices are located on the third floor of the Kane County Judicial Center. 

The original Kane County Courthouse is located east of the Kane County Judicial Center at the southwest corner of Route 38 (Roosevelt Road) and 3rd Street. The original Kane Courthouse is used for civil cases and probate cases.

The Kane County Clerk of the Circuit Court's office is located at 540 South Randall Road, St. Charles Illinois.  The Clerk's office is just down the street from The Kane County Judicial Center. 

Kane County also has 4 Branch Courthouses that mainly hear Municipal Violation cases. The Branch Courthouses are located at: 

Kane County Branch, 540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, Illinois.

Aurora Branch, 1200 East Indian Trail Road, Aurora, Illinois.

Carpentersville Branch Court, 1200 L W Besinger Drive, Carpentersville, Illinois.

Elgin Branch, 1500 Dexter Court, Elgin, Illinois. 

The Branch Courthouses in Elgin and Aurora also have Bond Court. Bond Hearings start at 8 a.m. at both Courthouses and the hearings are over a video feed. If you are arrested in Elgin, Carpentersville, South Elgin, East Dundee and West Dundee, your Bond Hearing will be held at the Elgin Branch. If you are arrested for a felony or a misdemeanor in Aurora, North Aurora, and Montgomery, you will be taken to the Aurora Branch for your Bond Hearing. All other Bond Hearings are held at the Kane County Judicial Center at 8:30 a.m. and at 3:30 p.m. Weekend and Holiday Bond Court Hearings are at the Kane County Judicial Center in Room 005, in the lower level. The Bond Hearings will take place basement of the Kane County Judicial Center and you will appear via video feed from the Kane County Jail, which is located next to the Kane County Judicial Center.

If you are arrested for a DUI in Kane County, in certain towns your DUI  may be prosecuted by the municipality. State law allows municipalities to prosecute certain misdemeanor DUIs instead of referring them to the Kane County State's Attorney's Office. In Kane County, the towns of Hampshire, Geneva, Carpentersville, South Elgin, St. Charles and Elgin have chosen to prosecute certain misdemeanor DUI's themselves. The Kane County State's Attorney's Office will supervise the Municipal prosecution of DUI cases, but the attorney prosecuting the DUI case will be working for the municipality. Misdemeanor DUI cases at the Kane County Judicial Center that are prosecuted by the Kane County State's Attorney's Office will be in Room 203 at the Kane County Judicial Center. All felony DUI cases continue to be prosecuted exclusively by the Kane County State's Attorney's office. Felony DUI cases in Kane County will be on the 3rd floor of the Kane County Judicial Center.

Experienced and Effective Criminal Defense Lawyer for Kane County Criminal Cases

Kane County criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, has been handling criminal cases throughout Kane County for over-27 years. James Dimeas's office is located within a short and convenient driving distance to all the courthouses in Kane County. In addition, James Dimeas lives in the area. James Dimeas regularly appears at all the Branch Courthouses in Kane County and is familiar with all of the court personnel, prosecutors, and judges that work in all of the Kane County courthouses. James Dimeas understands the various Diversion and Second Chance programs in Kane County that can be utilized to avoid criminal prosecution and to avoid having a criminal case appear on a background search. Every County and every Courthouse has their own way of doing things. James Dimeas is very knowledgeable about the procedures in Kane County. James Dimeas is well known in all of the courthouses and is well-respected by the judges, prosecutors, and other criminal defense lawyers who practice in Kane County.  

James Dimeas is a nationally-recognized, award-winning, criminal defense attorney with over 27 years of experience handling criminal cases in Kane County, Chicago, Cook County, DuPage County, and Lake County. 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 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. Kane County Criminal Defense lawyer, James Dimeas, was named a "Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in Chicago" by Expertise and 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" by AVVO, 10 out of 10, the highest ranking possible for any criminal defense attorney in the United States. James Dimeas co-wrote a book that instructs criminal defense lawyers across the country on how to properly and effectively represent clients charged with the crime of Identity Theft.

If you are facing criminal charges, the difference between winning and losing your case, and having a criminal record that will follow you around for the rest of your life, could depend on whether you hire the right criminal defense lawyer that will look out for you and handle your case correctly. Kane County criminal defense attorney, James Dimeas, is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week, to begin working for you when your freedom and your future are on the line. James Dimeas's office is located within 20 minutes of the Kane County Courthouse. James Dimeas is available 24-hours a day to answer your calls and to begin working for you. If you are facing criminal charges in Kane County, you can talk to Kane County criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas personally by calling him at 847-807-7405. Kane County criminal defense attorney James Dimeas will listen to you and will give you the advice and consultation that you need to begin fighting for your future. 

Do not hesitate to contact Kane County criminal defense attorney James Dimeas. He is here to help you!

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.
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.
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.
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.
I am so lucky to have stumbled upon this great attorney. I made a really stupid mistake at the worst time. I needed to get a case dismissed within 2 or 3 weeks so I could join the military. I could not leave for Basic Training until the case was dismissed and Jim made some calls and got the case dismissed. What a great guy. I’m so lucky I found him online and called him! Somebody was looking out for me. J.S.