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Niles Criminal Law Information Center

Niles is an Illinois village that is located in the in northern Cook County. Niles is on the northwest border of the City of Chicago. The Village of Niles has a current population of approximately 30,000 people. Niles was named an "All-American City" in 1964. It's close proximity to the City of Chicago makes Niles a very important village in Cook County.

Niles was settled in 1827 and 1831 when two settlers came to the area. It was originally called "Dutchman's Point” for the German immigrants who came to the settlement. The area was also the home of several Native American tribes.  The original settlement was located around what is currently Milwaukee and Touhy Avenues. The original settlers came to the area looking to settle in Chicago. However, they found the land in Chicago to be too swampy for farming so they laid claim to 80 acres of land around Milwaukee and Harlem Avenue.

The Village of Niles was formerly Incorporated on August 24, 1899. At the time of its incorporation, Niles only had a population of 500 people. Niles took its name after Niles Township, most of the surrounding suburbs, such as Niles and Glenview, are part of Niles Township. Nobody really knows where the name Niles came from. Growth population in Niles grew substantially in the 1950's when World War II and Korean War veterans returned to the area and set up homes in Niles. Since Niles did not have a train stop from Chicago, residents of Niles had to travel to Park Ridge or Glenview to connect to the train to Chicago.

Niles is known for the leaning tower of Niles, a small replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the bell tower located next to a cathedral in the Italian City of Pisa.  The Leaning Tower of Niles is unique to Niles and is located on a busy stretch of Touhy Avenue.

Most of the residents of Niles own their own homes. Niles has a suburban feel to it but it's close proximity to Chicago gives it a unique urban flavor. Niles is known for its highly rated public elementary and high schools. Niles has some of the best rated high schools in the area.

Niles Criminal Cases

Since Niles is located in the northern suburbs of Cook County, it is part of the Cook County Judicial Circuit, the largest Judicial Circuit Court in the State of Illinois and one of the largest unified court systems in the United States. Cook County divides its Courts into 6 Municipal Districts encompassing the geographic area that the Municipal District Court is located. Niles is in the Second Municipal District Court. The Second Municipal District Court is located on Old Orchard Road in Skokie. All Niles criminal cases are assigned to the Second Municipal District Court on Old Orchard Road in Skokie. Criminal cases in Skokie, Park Ridge, Glenview, and DesPlaines are also in the Second Municipal District in Skokie.

If you are arrested for a felony in Niles, you will be brought to Bond Court at the Old Orchard Courthouse in Room 105 at 1:30 pm. All Niles Bond Court cases are in Room 105, Monday through Friday. You will be released from the Skokie Courthouse after Bond Court if you post Bond after Bond Court. If you do not post Bond after Bond Court, the Cook County Sheriff will put you on a bus and take you to Cook County Jail at 26th and California in Chicago. You will remain in Cook County Jail until Bond is posted or your case is finished. All future Court dates will be at the Old Orchard Courthouse in Skokie.

If you are arrested by the Niles Police on a Court holiday or on a weekend, they will take you to Central Bond Court in Room 100 at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse at 26th and California in Chicago for your Bond Hearing. Weekend and Holiday Bond Court are at 1:30. If you post Bond after Bond Court, you will be released from 26th and California. If you do not post Bond after Bond Court, you will be turned over to the custody of the Cook County Sheriff and you will be taken next door to the Cook County Jail.

All Niles felony cases start in Room 105 in the Old Orchard Courthouse in Skokie. After your Bond Hearing, your first court date will be for a Preliminary Hearing. All Preliminary Hearings are in Room 105 at the Old Orchard Courthouse in Skokie. After your preliminary hearing, if the judge finds probable cause or you are indicted by a grand jury, the judge in room 105 will assign your case to one of the felony Court rooms throughout the first and second floor of the Old Orchard courthouse in Skokie. Some of the felony Courtrooms in Skokie only handle felony cases from the City of Chicago. It is very common to see Chicago Police officers inside the Old Orchard Courthouse in Skokie.

If you are facing a Domestic Battery in Niles, your case will be in the Domestic Battery Courtroom in Room 106 in Skokie. Room 106 is a dedicated Domestic Battery Courtroom. Only Domestic Battery cases are sent to Room 106. The prosecutors and the Courtroom staff are specially trained to deal with Domestic Violence cases.

All Niles misdemeanor cases, such as Niles DUI cases, Niles Retail Theft cases, Niles Shoplifting cases, Niles Drug cases, Niles Theft cases, and Niles Battery cases, are heard on particular days of the month throughout the various Misdemeanor Courtrooms on the first and second floor of the Old Orchard Courthouse in Skokie.

Enlist a Highly Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney for Your Niles Criminal Case

With over 27-years of experience in only handling criminal cases in Niles and throughout Cook County, James Dimeas is widely considered to be one of the best criminal defense attorneys in the State of Illinois. James Dimeas is highly regarded and well respected throughout all of the Courthouses in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. James Dimeas has handled almost every type of criminal case imaginable. James Dimeas is sought out by other lawyers for his experience and recommendations on how to properly handle criminal cases. James Dimeas understands how the criminal Courts operate in Cook County and understands how to get results for his clients. When you are facing criminal prosecution, you deserve to have the best, most experienced, and most respected lawyer on your side. James Dimeas is the criminal defense attorney you need to win your case!

Nationally- Ranked, Highly-Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer for Niles Criminal Cases

Niles criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, is a nationally-recognized, award-winning, criminal defense attorney, with over 27-years of experience handling criminal cases throughout Niles, 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." The National Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys named James Dimeas a "10 Best Attorney for Client Satisfaction." The National Trial Lawyers named James Dimeas a "Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer." Expertise named James Dimeas a "Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in Chicago." James Dimeas was named a "Best DUI Attorney." James Dimeas is rated "Superb", 10 out of 10 by AVVO, the highest rating possible for any criminal defense lawyer in the United States.

If you are being charged with a crime, you need to go to Court with the best criminal defense lawyer possible. Your future is on the line! You can contact James Dimeas anytime for a free and confidential consultation. James Dimeas can meet you at his office or at a convenient location so that you can have a confidential consultation with an accomplished and experienced criminal defense attorney. You can talk to James Dimeas personally at any time by calling him at 847-807-7405.
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