Attorney James G. Dimeas
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Criminal Defense

Highly Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving Chicago Area

If you are charged with a crime in Illinois you will be charged with either a misdemeanor or a felony. You will be required to go to court and answer to the charges and defend yourself. Facing criminal charges can be a stressful and difficult experience. When you are facing criminal charges, the most important right that you have is the right to hire the lawyer of your choice to represent you in court. This may be one of the most important decisions that you will make in your life. 

The consequences of losing your criminal case can change your life forever. Not only could you be facing the very real possibility of going to jail, but you are facing the possibility of having a criminal conviction on your background which will follow you around the rest of your life. A criminal conviction may result in you losing your job if your employer finds out about it. A criminal conviction on your background may keep you from being admitted to college or a university. You may not be able to receive financial aid to help pay for your education. Any future employer that runs a background search will see the criminal case on your record and may not hire you because of that.

With most criminal cases, whether you win or lose your case comes down to whether you have the right criminal defense lawyer representing you in Court. The right criminal defense attorney is one who has the knowledge, legal skills, necessary experience, and proven track record to represent you and to give you the best chance of winning your case. You want a criminal defense attorney who focuses his efforts exclusively on handling criminal cases. You want to find a criminal defense attorney that is widely respected and recognized for their skills and for their accomplishments. You want to hire a criminal defense lawyer that understands what you are going through, understands what's at stake, and understands that your case is the most important thing in the world to you. You want to find a criminal defense attorney that will guide you through the legal process, explaining to you what is happening at every step of the way. You want to make sure that your criminal defense lawyer will return your calls and your text messages and will make you feel comfortable with how your case is progressing.

James Dimeas is the Right Criminal Lawyer for Your Case

James Dimeas is a criminal defense attorney who has spent 26 years handling criminal cases throughout Chicago, Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, and Lake County. James Dimeas only handles criminal cases throughout Chicago Metropolitan Area.  James Dimeas wants to be the best possible criminal defense lawyer. James Dimeas knows that he cannot do that while trying to handle divorces or personal injury cases. James Dimeas understands that when a client understands what is happening with their case, and understands what the plan is, that client can help him handle the case to a successful resolution. James Dimeas returns all his phone calls and responds to all his emails and text messages immediately. It's the least he can do for his clients. James Dimeas is an award-winning, nationally-recognized criminal defense lawyer. James Dimeas is widely considered to be one of the best criminal defense lawyer in Chicago, Cook County, Kane County, DuPage County and Lake County.  Here's just some of James Dimeas's accomplishments:

- "2018 Top 100 Lawyer" - American Society of Legal Advocates
- “Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer” -  The National Trial Lawyers
- “Best DUI Attorney”
- “Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in Chicago” - Expertise
- “10 Best Attorney for Client Satisfaction” - American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
- "Top 10 Attorney Award for the State of Illinois" - The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
- "Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney Award for Illinois" - Attorney and Practice Magazine
- “Superb” rating by AVVO - Highest rating possible for any lawyer in the United States.

Chicago criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, has the experience and the qualifications to give you the best chance of winning your criminal case and avoiding a possible jail sentence and a criminal record that could make it impossible for you to ever find a good job. James Dimeas has the positive reviews from clients that will give you the confidence to know that you are hiring a great lawyer who has your interests at heart and will provide you with the service and attention that you deserve.

Free and Confidential Consultation with a Great Criminal Defense Lawyer

James Dimeas is always available to help you with your case.  You can contact James Dimeas anytime for a free and confidential consultation.  You can always talk to James Dimeas personally by calling him at 847-807-7405.  The help you need and deserve is only a phone call away.

Here’s just some of the criminal cases that James Dimeas handles:
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.