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Rolling Meadows Courthouse

The Rolling Meadows Courthouse is part of the Cook County Judicial Circuit. The Rolling Meadows Courthouse is just one of many courthouses in Cook County. The Cook County Judicial Circuit is the largest Judicial Circuit in the State of Illinois and one of the largest unified court systems in the United States. 

The main Cook County Courthouse is located at 2650 South California Avenue, Chicago Illinois. This building is commonly known as "26th and California." The Cook County Jail is also located at the area surrounding 26th and California.  However, Cook County also has 5 more District Courthouses that handle criminal cases for the cities, towns, and Villages that are located outside of Chicago. The Second Municipal District Courthouse is located at 5600 Old Orchard Road, Skokie Illinois. This facility is commonly known as the "Skokie Courthouse" or "Old Orchard."  The Rolling Meadows Courthouse is the Third Municipal District Courthouse and is located at 2121 Euclid Avenue, Rolling Meadows Illinois. This facility is commonly known as "Rolling Meadows." The Fourth Municipal District Courthouse is located at 1500 Maybrook Avenue, Maywood Illinois. This facility is known as "Maywood."  The Fifth Municipal District Courthouse is located at 10220 South 76th Avenue, Bridgeview Illinois. This facility is commonly known as "Bridgeview."  The Sixth Municipal District Courthouse is located at 16501 South Kedzie Parkway, Markham Illinois. This facility is known as "Markham."

Rolling Meadows Criminal Case Jurisdiction

The Rolling Meadows Courthouse hears criminal cases in the following municipalities in the northwest suburbs that are within Cook County: Arlington Heights; Barrington Hills; Bartlett; Bensenville; Buffalo Grove; East Dundee; Elgin; Elk Grove Village; Hanover Park; Harwood Heights; Hoffman Estates; Inverness; Mount Prospect; Norridge; Palatine; Prospect Heights; Rolling Meadows; Rosemont; Schaumburg; Schiller Park; South Barrington; Wheeling; Barrington Township; Elk Grove Township; Hanover Township; Palatine Township, and Schaumburg Township.

The Criminal Process at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse

Rolling Meadows Felony Case

If you are arrested for a felony in any of the municipalities covered by the Third Municipal District Courthouse in Rolling Meadows, you will be brought to the Rolling Meadows Courthouse for a Bond Hearing in Room 108 at 1:30. If the Judge grants you an I-Bond, the paperwork will be prepared by the Clerk and you will be released from custody at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse. If the Judge sets a Cash Bond and you post the cash at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse, you will be released directly from the Courthouse. If a Cash Bond is set and you do not post the cash at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse, you will be turned over to the Cook County Sheriff, placed on a bus, and taken to Cook County Jail at 26th and California. If bond is posted at Cook County Jail, you will be released at the jail.  If bond is not posted, you will remain in custody at the Cook County Jail until the case is finished. The Cook County Sheriff will bring you to the Rolling Meadows Courthouse for every court appearance, and will return you to the Cook County Jail after each court appearance.

If you are arrested on a weekend or on a holiday in any of the municipalities covered by The Third District Municipal Courthouse in Rolling Meadows, you will be taken to Central Bond Court at 26th and California at 1:30 in Room 100.

Your first official court appearance in Rolling Meadows after the Bond Hearing will be for a Preliminary Hearing. All Rolling Meadows Preliminary Hearings are held throughout the day in Room 108.   A Preliminary Hearing is a short hearing to determine whether the state has enough evidence to charge you with a crime. The state has the burden of proving by a preponderance of the evidence, more probably true than not true, that a crime was committed and that you are the one that committed the crime. It is important that you have an experienced Rolling Meadows Preliminary Hearing lawyer represent you at a Preliminary Hearing in Rolling Meadows. It is the first chance you will get to challenge the state's case against you. In most cases, it will be the only chance your lawyer will get to question any of the state's witnesses prior to trial. A court reporter will be recording all the questions and answers given at a Preliminary Hearing and a skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyer will know what to do have a successful Preliminary Hearing.  

Rolling Meadows criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, has been handling Preliminary Hearings at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse for 25 years. He understands what he is doing and how important it is to get as much information out of the state's witnesses so that he could prepare your case and line up a defense to the criminal charges. He understands that a Preliminary Hearing will probably be the only opportunity he may have to attack the state's case and damage the credibility of the state's witnesses before trial. James Dimeas is a highly experienced and successful criminal attorney. He is highly respected at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse and knows how to win cases in Rolling Meadows.

If the judge finds Probable Cause at the Preliminary Hearing, your case will be transferred to either Rooms 109 or 110 at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse. Room 109 and room 110 are the two felony trial courtrooms in Rolling Meadows. You're Rolling Meadows felony case will conclude in one of those two courtrooms.

Rolling Meadows Misdemeanor Case

If you are charged with a misdemeanor in any of the municipalities covered by the Third Municipal District Courthouse in Rolling Meadows, your case will be heard somewhere in the Rolling Meadows Courthouse during different times of the day. The most common misdemeanor cases in Rolling Meadows are DUI cases, Retail Theft cases, Theft cases, Drug cases, and Battery cases. The date and time of your case will depend on which town you were arrested in.

If you are charged with a Domestic Battery in any of the towns covered by the third Municipal District Courthouse in Rolling Meadows, your case will be heard in Room 207. Misdemeanor Domestic Battery cases are in the morning, usually at 9:30 a.m. If you are charged with a felony Domestic Battery, such as an Aggravated Domestic Battery, your case will be heard in Room 207 at 1:30 pm. Room 207 at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse is a courtroom that is specifically assigned to hear Domestic Battery or Domestic Violence cases in Rolling Meadows.

Experienced, Nationally-Recognized, Award-Winning Rolling Meadows Criminal Lawyer

Rolling Meadows criminal defense attorney, James Dimeas, has been handling criminal cases at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse for 25 years. James Dimeas has an office in Schaumburg which is located within a few short driving minutes of the Rolling Meadows Courthouse. The location for his office makes it possible for him to get to The Rolling Meadows Courthouse quickly and to meet clients who have criminal cases at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse conveniently. James Dimeas is well known by the judges and the prosecutors at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse and is highly respected by everyone.

James Dimeas is a nationally-recognized, award-winning, Rolling Meadows criminal defense lawyer. The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys have recognized James Dimeas as a "10 Best Attorney for Client Satisfaction." James Dimeas has been recognized as a "Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in Chicago" by Expertise. James Dimeas has been named a "Best DUI Attorney." The National Trial Lawyers have recognized James Dimeas as a "Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer." Mr Dimeas is rated "Superb" by AVVO, the highest rating possible for any lawyer in the United States.

If you are facing criminal charges at the Rolling Meadows courthouse, you can contact James Dimeas for a free and confidential consultation.  James Dimeas’s courthouse is conveniently located in Schaumburg, within a few minutes of the Rolling Meadows Courthouse.  You can always talk directly to James Dimeas by calling him at 847-807-7405.

Client Reviews
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