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Lombard Criminal Law Information Center

Highly Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer for Lombard Residents and Lombard Criminal Cases

The Village of Lombard is a village in Illinois that is a suburb of Chicago. Lombard has a population of approximately 43,000 people. Lombard is located entirely within DuPage County. The median income of Lombard is approximately $60,000 a year and it has 5 public High Schools and one private Catholic High School.

The land which makes up modern-day Lombard was originally inhabited by the Potawatomi Indian Tribe. Americans, of European descent, settled on the land in the 1830s. The original settlement was known as Babcock's Grove. In 1837 a stagecoach line that connected Lombard to Chicago was established. By 1848, The Galena and Chicago Union Railroad came to the area connecting local farmers and merchants to Chicago. Soon after the railroad was established, commercial buildings began to be built around the railroad station. In 1869 Lombard was incorporated by Josia Lewis Lombard, a wealthy Chicago banker and real estate developer.

Lombard is known for taking the lead in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, the struggle to make it possible for women to vote in the United States.  In 1891, Ellen Martin took a group of women to the local polling price to demand to cast a vote in the election. The three male election judges refused to allow Martin and the women to vote. A County Judge agreed with Martin and ordered the election judges to let Martin vote. As a result, Martin became the first female to vote in an Illinois election. In 1916 women were granted the right to vote in Illinois. The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was enacted in 1920 giving women the right to vote in the United States. April 6 has been commemorated to be “Ellen Martin Day” by the Village of Lombard to commemorate the historic efforts that Ellen Martin made for the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

Lombard Criminal Cases

Lombard is part of the DuPage County 18th Judicial Circuit. The DuPage County Courthouse is located at 505 North County Farm Road, Wheaton Illinois 60187. Most Lombard criminal cases are heard on the fourth floor of the DuPage County Courthouse. The DuPage County State's Attorney's Office and all of the Court related agencies are located in the same County Complex in Wheaton Illinois.

If you are arrested for a felony in Lombard, you will be taken to Bond Court by the Lombard Police to Room 2002 at the DuPage County Courthouse. Bond Hearings for Lombard criminal cases are usually held at 8 a.m. Monday through Friday. If you are appearing in Bond Court for a Lombard criminal case on the weekend or on a holiday, you will be taken to Bond Court at the DuPage County Sheriff's Office, which is located at the DuPage County Jail, which is next to the DuPage County Courthouse in Wheaton Illinois.

If you are charged with a misdemeanor in Lombard, such as a Lombard DUI, Lombard Retail Theft, Lombard Shoplifting cases, Lombard Drug case, Lombard Theft cases, and Lombard Battery cases, your case will be heard on the 4th floor of the DuPage County Courthouse.

If you are charged with a Domestic Battery in Lombard, or an Aggravated Domestic Battery case in Lombard, your case will be on the fourth floor of the DuPage County Courthouse. Some misdemeanor Lombard Domestic Battery cases are also heard on the second floor of the DuPage County Courthouse.

Lombard is known for being especially aggressive about making DUI arrests. If you are charged with a DUI in Lombard, your case will be heard on the fourth floor of the DuPage County Courthouse.

Lombard also has a Municipal Violation Court that is held monthly in Room 1003 of the DuPage County Courthouse. Municipal Ordinance violations are prosecuted by the Lombard Village attorney. While Municipal Ordinance violations are not considered criminal cases, a Municipal Ordinance Violation charge may appear on the DuPage County Clerk of the Circuit Court website and may be discoverable in a background search. So if you are charged with a Retail theft or a Drug charge for a Lombard Municipal Ordinance Violation, while you will not be facing any criminal penalties, a prospective employer may find the charges on the public record and may use the fact that you were charged with something like that to deny you a job or a promotion at work.

Along with Naperville and Carol Stream, The Village of Lombard has created a Pre-Trial Diversion Program which makes it possible to have the Lombard Municipal Ordinance Violation dismissed and eventually expunged from the public record. If the Village of Lombard accepts you into their Pre-Trial Diversion Program, you will plead guilty to the Ordinance Violation, and give up any right to challenge the Municipal Ordinance Violation in Court. You will agree to complete certain things such as Driver Improvement School, submit to a drug and alcohol evaluation and follow any treatment recommendations, attend a Victim Impact Panel for intoxicated motorists, complete a Cannabis Education Program, take an online shoplifting course, perform community service hours, pay the Village of Lombard an administrative fee and fine, agree not to violate any laws or ordinances, and any other conditions that the Village Attorney may deem to be appropriate for your case. If you successfully complete the Village of Lombard Pre-Trial Diversion Program, you will return to Court and the Village of Lombard will dismiss the Lombard Municipal Ordinance Violation charges. You can then file a Petition to Expunge with the Clerk of the DuPage County Circuit Court and have the Municipal Ordinance Violation charges expunged and removed from the public record.

Experienced Criminal Lawyer for Lombard

Lombard criminal defense attorney, James Dimeas, has been handling criminal cases in Lombard for over-27 years. James Dimeas understands how stressful facing criminal charges in DuPage County can be. James Dimeas is a Lombard criminal defense lawyer who understands that in today's highly competitive job environment, it is absolutely critical that you have a clean background so that you can get that job and have the future that you deserve. James Dimeas understands that if a prospective employer were to see a criminal conviction or a criminal charge on a background search, that employer will be highly unlikely to offer you that job.

James Dimeas has handled thousands of cases involving criminal cases in Lombard in DuPage County. James Dimeas has handled countless Lombard criminal cases and represented countless Lombard residents in criminal cases in DuPage County. James Dimeas knows how the criminal courts operate in DuPage County. James Dimeas knows how to deal with the judges and the prosecutors and knows what he has to do to win your case and keep your criminal record clean.

James Dimeas's office that is located close to Lombard and within a short driving distance of the DuPage County Courthouse in Wheaton. James Dimeas's close proximity to Lombard and the DuPage County Courts allows him to effectively represent clients charged with criminal cases in DuPage County and Lombard. James Dimeas's close proximity to Lombard makes him easily accessible and allows Lombard residents to consult with him about any Lombard criminal matters. James Dimeas is regularly at the DuPage County Courthouse in Wheaton and is well-known and well-respected by the Judges and Prosecutors in DuPage County.

Nationally-Recognized, Award-Winning Criminal Defense Lawyer for Lombard Cases

Lombard criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, is a nationally-recognized, award-winning, criminal defense attorney with over-27 years of experience handling criminal cases in Lombard, 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 named James Dimeas a "Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer in the State of Illinois for the Year 2018, 2019, and 2020." Expertise named James Dimeas a "Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in Chicago." The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys recognized James Dimeas for the "Top 10 Attorney Award for the State of Illinois." 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." James Dimeas was recently named a "Best DUI Attorney." James Dimeas is rated "Superb", 10 out of 10, by AVO, the highest rating possible for any criminal defense attorney in the United States.

If you are a Lombard resident and are facing criminal charges, or if you are charged with a Lombard Criminal or Municipal Ordinance Violation, you can contact Lombard criminal defense attorney James Dimeas anytime for a free and confidential consultation. You can always talk to James Dimeas personally by calling 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.
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.