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The Village of Palatine is located northwest of Chicago and is part of Cook County. The Village of Palatine is one of the largest communities in the State of Illinois. It has a population of almost 70,000 people which makes it the seventh largest town in Cook County. Palatine is made up of a diverse community. Almost 18,000 families call Palatine their home. Roughly 75% of the population of Palatine is white while approximately 18% of the population is Hispanic or Latino. The average median income for a household in Palatine is almost $64,000 a year. Palatine is the home of a large JPMorgan Chase credit card processing center. It is also the home of the Weber grill and Square D, which is the largest maker of circuit breakers in the United States.

The first settler in Palatine was George Ela.  A well-known street is named after George Ela in Palatine.  The Village of Palatine was started in 1866 along the Chicago and North-Western Railway.  The Railway was closed in 1924.  In 1991, Rob Sherman, a well-known local atheist, sued Palatine because Palatine had placed a religious symbol on their Village Seal and their Village flag. The residents of Palatine voted to not fund the effort to fight the lawsuit in court. As a result, Palatine does not have a Village Seal or a Village flag to this day.

Palatine received national attention in 1993 when two men murdered seven employees at a Brown's Chicken and Pasta restaurant in Palatine. The assailants entered the restaurant at closing time and rounded up the employees and place them in a cooler. They stole approximately $22,000 and then killed all of the employees in the cooler. The case remained unsolved until 2002 when a witness came forward to inform authorities that James Degorski and Juan Luna had committed the murders.  In 2007, Luna was found guilty of Murder and sentenced to life in prison.  Degorski was found guilty of Murder in 2009 and also sentenced to life in prison. The trials brought an end to one of the longest-running mysteries in Chicago.

According to the FBI crime statistics, the crime rate in Palatine has been declining steadily.  The City-data crime index in 2015, was 55.8.  In 2014, it was 62.6.  In 2001 it was 172.4.  The higher the index indicates more crime.

Palatine Criminal Cases

Palatine is part of the Cook County Judicial Circuit, the largest judicial circuit court system in the State of Illinois. Palatine criminal cases are heard at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse which is located at 2121 Euclid Avenue, Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008. The courthouse is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Palatine Bond Hearings are held every weekday at 1:30 p.m. in Room 108 at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse. Any Palatine Bond Hearings on weekends and on court holidays are held at the Leighton Criminal Courts Building at 26th and California at 1:30 p.m. in Room 100.

Palatine felony cases are heard in Room 109 and 110 at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse.  Some serious Palatine felony cases are also heard at the Leighton Criminal Courts Building at 26th and California.

Palatine misdemeanor cases are heard throughout various courtrooms on the first and second floor of the Rolling Meadows Courthouse.  This includes Palatine Drug crimes, Palatine DUI, Palatine Battery, and Palatine Retail Theft cases.

Palatine traffic ticket cases are also heard throughout the first and second floor of the Rolling Meadows Courthouse on specific days of each month.

The Rolling Meadows Courthouse has a dedicated Courtroom that handles misdemeanor Domestic Battery and Felony Aggravated Domestic Battery cases. Palatine Domestic Battery and Palatine Aggravated Domestic Battery cases are heard in Room 207.  Felony Palatine Domestic Battery cases are usually heard at 1:30 p.m. while most misdemeanor Palatine Domestic Battery cases are heard at 9:30 am.

Highly Experienced and Effective Criminal Defense Lawyer for Palatine Residents and Palatine Criminal Cases

Palatine criminal lawyer, James Dimeas, has spent the past 25 years representing people charged with crimes and criminal offenses throughout Palatine.  His unique experience with Palatine criminal cases gives him a unique perspective and realistic insight into the importance of effectively and successfully representing clients charged with a criminal case in Palatine.

Palatine criminal defense attorney, James Dimeas, understands that having a criminal conviction can have long-term implications. Virtually all employers conduct very thorough background searches before hiring an employee. In an already tight job market, it is important that a prospective employer does not find something in a background search that would make it more difficult for you to obtain a good job. Anything that happens in court is public record. If you are arrested and charged with a crime, the arrest and the criminal charges will be made a part of the public record. If you are convicted of a crime, the record of the conviction will also be a part of the public record. Palatine criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, has spent the past 25 years representing people charged with criminal offenses throughout the Village of Palatine. He understands the importance of making sure that your criminal record is clean so that a future employer can never find out anything that would make it difficult for you to get a job.

Palatine criminal lawyer, James Dimeas, has been focusing his legal practice in criminal law for almost 25 years. Mr. Dimeas's office is located in Schaumburg Illinois, within minutes of Palatine and just a short drive to the Rolling Meadows Courthouse. His office is centrally located so that it is easily accessible to all residents of Palatine. His office is located close to The Rolling Meadows Courthouse so that he can get to the Courthouse at a moment's notice. Palatine criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, is available by phone, 24 hours a day, to answer any criminal legal questions and to provide assistance to anyone facing a Palatine criminal charge. Mr. Dimeas is frequently asked to go to the Palatine Police Station to meet with a client who has been arrested and is being questioned by the police. Mr. Dimeas lives in the area and knows the community and knows how the police and prosecutors in the area handle criminal cases.

Enlist an Award-Winning, Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer in Palatine

You can contact Palatine criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, anytime if you need legal assistance for a criminal case. Mr. Dimeas is an award-winning criminal defense attorney. He has been named a "Best DUI Attorney" and a "Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in Chicago" by Expertise. He is rated "Superb" by AVVO, the organization that rates all of the lawyers throughout the United States. Mr. Dimeas's "Superb" classification is the highest classification possible. Palatine criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, has also been named a "Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer" by The National Trial Lawyers. The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys have recognized James Dimeas as a "10 Best Attorney for Client Satisfaction."

Palatine criminal lawyer, James Dimeas, is available to help you fight and win your criminal case.  You can always contact him for a free and confidential consultation.  You can always talk to him at 847-807-7405 for a personal consultation or make an appointment at his office in Schaumburg for a fact-to-face meeting. His office is located on Golf Road, just west of Roselle Road in Schaumburg.

Client Reviews
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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.
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