Kane County Criminal Law Information Center
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. It 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. 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 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 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 Hearings. 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.
If you are arrested for a DUI in Kane County, in certain towns, the police officer may choose to have your DUI case 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. The towns of Hampshire, Geneva, Carpentersville, South Elgin, St. Charles and Elgin have chosen to prosecute certain misdemeanor DUI's themselves. All felony DUI cases continue to be prosecuted by the Kane County State's Attorney's office.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 25 years. His main office is located within easy driving distance to all the courthouses in Kane County. In addition, he lives in the area. He 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 courthouses. He understands the various Second Chance and Court Diversion programs that can be utilized to avoid 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. Mr. Dimeas is very knowledgeable about the procedures in Kane County. He 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, Kane County Criminal Defense attorney, Recently, James Dimeas was named a "Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer In the State of Illinois For the Year 2018" by the American Society of Legal Advocates. James Dimeas, has been named a "Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer" by the National Trial Lawyers. Kane County Criminal Defense lawyer, James Dimeas, has been named a "Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in Chicago" by Expertise and has been named a "Best DUI Lawyer." The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys have recognized James Dimeas as a "10 Best Attorney Client Satisfaction." James Dimeas is rated "Superb" by AVVO, the highest ranking possible for any attorney in the United States. James Dimeas has co-written a book that instructs criminal defense lawyers 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 be whether you hire the right lawyer that will look out for you and handle your case correctly. Kane County criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to begin working for you when your freedom and your future are at stake. Mr. Dimeas's office is located within 20 minutes of the Kane County Courthouse. He 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 reach Kane County criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, anytime 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!