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Norridge Criminal Law Information Center

Norridge is a Village in Northern Illinois that has a population of almost 15,000 people. Norridge is located next to the City of Chicago. As a matter of fact, the entire Village of Norridge is surrounded by Chicago in all directions. Norridge, and the Village to the east of Norridge, Harwood Heights, are commonly referred to as the "Island Within a City" because they are completely surrounded by the City of Chicago.

The name "Norridge" was suggested by a resident who combined the name of Norwood Park Township, and Ridge, from Park Ridge, a neighboring Village.  Norridge was originally known as "Goat Village", because of a local Goat Farm, and "Swamp" due to the swamp-like conditions and the lack of paved streets. The City of Chicago tried to annex Norridge as part of Chicago for several years.  In 1948 The Village was about to be annexed by Chicago when a local homeowners association started the process of Incorporating Norwich as a Village. This eventually led to the incorporation of Norridge as a Village and ended Chicago's efforts to annex Norridge and make it part of Chicago.

The 1950s were an important decade for Norridge. During the 1950's Norridge experienced tremendous growth and development. A waterworks system and sanitary sewers were constructed to deal with the "Swamp" conditions in Norridge. Streets, sidewalks, and curbs were built which drew residents and businesses into the community. During the 1950s Norridge was transformed into a modern and vibrant Village right next to the City of Chicago.

Norridge is the home of the Harlem Irving Plaza, one of the most well-known shopping malls in the Chicago Metropolitan Area. The Harlem Irving Plaza was built in 1955 when it only had 45 stores. By 1990 it had 140 stores. Harlem Irving Plaza draws shoppers from all over the Chicago Metropolitan Area and is a great source of revenue to the local community. It is also the source of crime related to Shoplifting. In addition to Harlem Irving Plaza, the area surrounding Harlem and Irving Plaza contains many stores and retail establishments. The crime resulting from the shopping establishments leads to many Retail Theft cases.

Norridge Criminal Cases

If you are charged with a Misdemeanor offense in Norridge and you cannot post Bond at the police station, you will be brought to Bond Court in Room 108 of the Rolling Meadows Courthouse at 9:30 a.m., Monday through Friday. If you are charged with a Felony in Norridge, you will appear for your Bond Hearing at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse in Room 108 at 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. If your Bond Court appearance is on a weekend or a holiday, you will be taken to Central Bond Court at the George Leighton Criminal Courthouse which is located at 26th and California in Chicago at 1:30 p.m. in Room 100.

If you are facing a Felony for a Norridge criminal case, your Preliminary Hearing will be in Room 108 in Rolling Meadows. Preliminary hearings are held throughout the day in Room 108. If you are Indicted by a Grand Jury, or you there is a finding of probable cause at a Preliminary Hearing, your felony case will be assigned to either room 109 or 110 in Rolling Meadows. Room 109 and room 110 are the two Felony trial Courtrooms at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse.

All Norridge Domestic Battery and Norridge Aggravated Domestic Battery cases are heard in Room 207 of the Rolling Meadows Courthouse. Room 207 in Rolling Meadows is a dedicated Domestic Violence Courtroom.

If you are facing a Norridge Misdemeanor case such as a Norridge DUI case, Norridge Retail Theft case, Norridge Drug case, Norridge Theft case, and Norridge Battery case, your case will be heard in one of the courtrooms that is located on the first or second floor of the Rolling Meadows Courthouse.

Norridge also has a Municipal Ordinance Violation Court that meets once a month at 4 p.m. at the Norridge Village Hall on Olcott Avenue and Irving Park Road. Many of the Norridge shoplifting cases are charged as Norridge Municipal Violations. If you are charged with Retail Theft in Norridge it is important that you know whether your case will be at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse or will be at the Norridge Village Hall on Olcott Avenue. Norridge Municipal Retail Theft Violations are prosecuted by the Village attorney and heard by an Administrative Law Judge that works for the Village of Norridge. It is critical that you make sure that your Norridge Retail Theft case be resolved in such a way that it does not appear on a background search.

Experienced, Award-Winning, Nationally-Recognized Norridge Criminal Defense Lawyer for Norridge Criminal Cases and Norridge Residents

James Dimeas is a highly experienced Norridge criminal defense attorney who has spent over-26 years handling criminal cases at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse. James Dimeas has an office that is located in Schaumburg Illinois, just a few minutes away from the Rolling Meadows Courthouse. James Dimeas is at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse almost every day representing people charged with criminal cases. James Dimeas understands how to get things done at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse. James Dimeas is highly experienced and highly respected by the prosecutors and the judges at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse. James Dimeas has an excellent reputation in Rolling Meadows and is considered a "regular" in the Rolling Meadows Courthouse. James Dimeas understands how a criminal record can adversely affect your future and will use his experience, knowledge, and connections, in Rolling Meadows to make sure that your criminal record stays clean and that you pass a background search.

Norridge criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, is a nationally-recognized, award-winning, criminal defense attorney with over 26 years of experience handling criminal cases throughout Norridge, 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." 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 and 2019." 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." Expertise name James Dimeas a "Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in Chicago." James Dimeas was recently named a "Best DUI Attorney." James Dimeas is rated "Superb" by AVVO, the highest rating possible for any criminal defense lawyer in the United States. James Dimeas is a published author, having co-written a book for attorneys that instructs them on how to effectively and successfully represent clients charged with the crime of Identity Theft.

If you are charged with a crime and need help, you can always contact James Dimeas for a free and confidential consultation. You can always speak to James Dimeas personally by calling him at 847-807-7405.


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