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Naperville Criminal Law Information Center

Highly Experienced Naperville Criminal Lawyer for Naperville Criminal Cases

Naperville is a city in Illinois that is considered a suburb of Chicago. The majority of Naperville is in DuPage County while a small portion of Naperville is located in Will County. Naperville is the wealthiest city in the Midwest and the 11th wealthiest in the country. Various National magazines have named Naperville as one of the best places to live in the United States and one of the safest cities in the country. Naperville has a total population of about 142,000 people making it the fifth largest city in Illinois

Naperville is named after Joseph Naper, the first settlor in Naperville. Joseph Naper arrived on the west bank of the DuPage River in 1831 in a ship that had traveled across the Great Lakes in a 2-month voyage. When Joseph Naper arrived in the area he established Naper's Settlement. Naper colonized the area along with several other families that were along for the voyage. By 1832 over 100 people lived at Naper's Settlement.  After the Indian Creek Massacre during the Black Hawk War, the settlers were moved to Fort Dearborn for their protection. A fort was built at Naper's Settlement and the settlers returned. The Indians never attacked Naper's Settlement.

In 1839 DuPage County was formed from Cook County and Naper's Settlement became the DuPage County Seat. Naper's Settlement became the Village of Naperville in 1857. By that time, it had a population of 2000. Naperville remained the DuPage County Seat until 1868 when the Illinois Legislature changed DuPage County Seat to Wheaton.

Naperville's population began exploding in the 1960's. The population explosion continued well into the 1990s. A main reason for the population explosion in Naperville was the construction of the East-West Tollway and Interstate 355. Since the construction of those tollways, the population of Naperville has nearly quadrupled.

Today, Naperville remains a vibrant and diverse community in the Chicago metropolitan area. The Naperville Public Library has been rated number one in the United States from 1999 through 2010.  Naperville has a vibrant downtown community and is the home of large corporate employers such as Nicor, BP America, and Tellabs. Naperville has many of the popular retailers, shopping centers, and restaurants in the area. Naperville is considered a very attractive and desirable place to live.

Naperville Criminal Cases

All Naperville DuPage County criminal cases are heard at the DuPage County Courthouse, which is located at 505 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60187. The DuPage County court system is part of the 18th Judicial Circuit. All Naperville felony criminal cases are heard on the 4th floor of the DuPage County Courthouse. The DuPage County Clerk of the Circuit Court, and the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office, are also located in the same government complex as the DuPage County Courthouse. 

Bond Court for all Naperville criminal cases is held in Room 2002 at the DuPage County Courthouse. Weekend and Holiday Bond Court for Naperville criminal cases is at the DuPage County Sheriff's Office, which is located at 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois.

All Naperville misdemeanor cases, such as Naperville DUI cases, Naperville Retail Theft cases, Naperville Shoplifting cases, Naperville Drug cases, Naperville Theft cases, and Naperville Battery cases, are heard throughout the various courtrooms on the 4th floor of the DuPage County Courthouse.

Naperville consistently leads the local police agencies every year when DUI arrest figures are released for Illinois DUI cases. Naperville has a reputation in the legal community for being especially vigilante in making DUI arrests. All Naperville DUI cases are heard at the DuPage County Courthouse in Wheaton.

Most Naperville Domestic Battery and Aggravated Domestic Battery cases are heard on the 4th floor of the DuPage County Courthouse. Some Naperville Domestic Battery cases are heard on the 2nd floor of the Courthouse.

Hire an Experienced Lawyer for a Naperville Criminal Case

Naperville criminal defense attorney, James Dimeas, has spent over-27 years representing Naperville residents who are facing criminal charges in Court. Naperville criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, concentrates his practice in the area of criminal law. James Dimeas's 27 years of experience in handling criminal cases only gives him a keen understanding of how serious the implications are with facing criminal charges. In today's competitive job environment, James Dimeas understands how important it is to pass a background search. If a criminal charge appears in a background search, it is highly unlikely that you'll be able to get that job. James Dimeas will use every bit of his 27 years of experience in handling criminal cases only to make sure that your criminal record stays clean and that you can move on with your life and pass that background search.

Because Naperville criminal defense attorney, James Dimeas, has spent over-27 years only handling criminal cases, he has developed a unique understanding of how the criminal justice system operates in DuPage County. While the criminal laws are all the same throughout Illinois, the way the criminal justice system operates in each County varies from County to County, courthouse to courthouse, and from courtroom to courtroom. James Dimeas has handled thousands of cases in DuPage County and understands how the criminal justice system operates in DuPage County. James Dimeas knows his way around the courthouse and is well-known and highly respected by all the lawyers and judges in DuPage County. James Dimeas knows how to get results in DuPage County!

Experienced Award-Winning Criminal Defense Lawyer for Naperville

James Dimeas is a nationally-recognized, award-winning, Naperville Criminal defense attorney with over-27 years of experience handling criminal cases in Naperville, Chicago, Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, and Lake County. 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 "Best DUI Attorney." Expertise named James Dimeas a "Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in Chicago." 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." The National Trial Lawyers named James Dimeas a "Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer." The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys named James Dimeas 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 lawyer in the United States. James Dimeas has co-written a nationally published book that instructs lawyers on how to properly and effectively represent criminal defendants charged with the crime of Identity Theft in Court.

Naperville criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas's office is conveniently located within a short driving distance of Naperville. James Dimeas's office is located within a short driving distance of the DuPage County Courthouse. James Dimeas regularly appears at the DuPage County Courthouse for criminal cases. James Dimeas lives in the local area and is actively involved in the local community. James Dimeas is well known in the area and is widely respected.

If you are facing criminal charges and need a lawyer, you can contact James Dimeas anytime for a free and confidential consultation. You can always speak to James Dimeas personally by calling him at 847-807-7405 for a free and personal consultation.
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.