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Rosemont is a Village in northwest Cook County which is strategically located between the northwest corner of Chicago and O'Hare International Airport. Even though Rosemont is a geographically small town, with a very small population of about 4,300 people, it is very important to the economic and commercial activity in the area. Rosemont is a key component of the Golden Corridor, which is the area along I-90 that goes west of O'Hare. The Golden Corridor is the economic engine which drives the action and energy in the northwest part of Cook County, Illinois.

After the Great Depression, a young widow from Chicago moved to the area with her young children, which is now Rosemont, in search of more affordable housing, to raise her family. The young mother raised her children on the land through the Great Depression and World War II. By 1947, the City of Chicago chose the land known as Orchard Depot, to be Orchard Field Airport. Orchard Field Airport eventually became O'Hare International Airport, in honor of Edward H. O'Hare, a Congressional Medal of Honor hero who died in World War II.

In 1952, 84 residents living in the area formed a Homeowners Association. In 1956, Rosemont was incorporated, and Donald Stevens, one of the widow's sons, was chosen to be the President of the Village of Rosemont. Donald Stephens served 14 consecutive terms has mayor of Rosemont. Donald Stephens served as mayor of Rosemont until April 18th, 2007, when he died at the age of 79.

Donald Stephens looked into the future and saw the vast economic opportunities that the rapidly approaching O'Hare International Airport would offer the Village of Rosemont. In 1975, the O'Hare Exposition Center opened. The O'Hare Exposition Center had 150,000 square feet of Meeting Rooms, Convention Space, and Exposition Space available. Since its 1975 opening, the O'Hare Exposition Center has been expanded and modified. It currently occupies almost 1 million square feet. The O'Hare Exposition Center hosts a little over 100 Industry Trade Shows a year, conventions and numerous public events that are attended by almost 1.4 million people a year. The O'Hare Exposition Center is now known as the Stephen Center.

Since the opening of the Stephens Center, Rosemont has developed the Allstate Arena, the Rosemont Theater, the Rosemont Health and Fitness Center, and numerous hotels and restaurants.  Virtually every major hotel chain in the world has a presence in Rosemont.

The current mayor of Rosemont is Brad Stephens, the son of Donald Stevens. Most of the major agencies in Rosemont municipal government are run by members of the Stephens family. This includes the Convention Center and the Rosemont Police Department.

Rosemont Criminal Cases

Since Rosemont is in Cook County Illinois, it is part of the Cook County Judicial Circuit. The Cook County Judicial Circuit is the largest Judicial Circuit in the State of Illinois and one of the largest Judicial Circuits in the United States. Cook County divides criminal cases into 1 of 6 Municipal District Courthouses throughout Cook County. Where a particular municipality has its criminal cases depends on which Municipal District that town is placed in for court purposes.  Because Rosemont is located close to Chicago and O'Hare Airport, and next to municipalities like Des Plaines, Park Ridge, and Niles, most people think that Rosemont criminal cases would be at the 2nd Municipal District Old Orchard Courthouse in Skokie. However, Rosemont criminal cases are at the 3rd Municipal District Court at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse on Euclid Avenue.

Rosemont has a Municipal Violation Court which hears certain Municipal Ordinance Violations at the Rosemont Police Station located at 9501 West Devon Avenue. The Rosemont Municipal Court hears certain minor Retail Theft, Drug Possession and Municipal Ordinance Violation tickets. Municipal Violation Court in Rosemont is normally held once a month in the late afternoon. The cases are prosecuted by The Village Attorney and are heard by a Hearing Officer.

If you are arrested in Rosemont, your case will be at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse. If you are charged with a felony in Rosemont, the Rosemont Police will take you to Bond Court in Room 108 at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse at 1:30 p.m. for a Bond Hearing. If you post Bond at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse, the Rosemont Police will release you from custody at Rolling Meadows and you will be given a Court date. If you do not post Bond at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse, the Rosemont Police will turn you over to the custody of the Cook County Sheriff, and you will be put on a bus and taken to Cook County Jail. If you are arrested in Rosemont on a weekend or a Court holiday, the Rosemont Police will take you to Central Bond Court at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse at 26th and California in Chicago in Room 100 at 1:30 pm.  If you post Bond at Central Bond Court, the Rosemont Police will release you from custody with a Court date in Rolling Meadows. If you do not post Bond at Central bond Court, the Cook County Sheriff will take you next door to Cook County Jail and all your future court dates after Bond Court will be at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse.

Your first Court date in Rolling Meadows after Bond Court will be for a Preliminary Hearing. In order for you to be formally charged with a felony, a hearing must be held to determine whether there was probable cause to charge someone for a crime, and is that the someone is you. Probable cause can be determined by the Judge after a short hearing, or a Grand Jury which meets at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse at 26th and California in Chicago. The Grand Jury will hear the State's evidence and decide whether there's sufficient probable cause to charge you with a crime. After your Preliminary Hearing in Room 108, your case will be sent to Room 109 or 110 for an Arraignment. At the arraignment, you will be presented with the criminal charges you will enter a formal plea to the criminal charges and the prosecutor will be ordered to turn over all of their evidence to your lawyer. Room 109 or 110 will be the permanent Courtroom where your case will be heard.

If you are charged with a Domestic Battery in Rosemont, your case will be in Room 207 at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse. All Rolling Meadows Domestic Battery cases are at 9:30 a.m. in Room 207 in Rolling Meadows. Since Room 207 in Rolling Meadows is a dedicated Domestic Violence courtroom, only Domestic Battery and Domestic Violence cases are heard in Room 207.

All Rosemont misdemeanor cases, such as Rosemont DUI cases, Rosemont Retail Theft cases, Rosemont Shoplifting cases, Rosemont Drug cases, Rosemont Theft cases, and Rosemont Battery cases, are heard on particular days of the month throughout the first and second floor of the Rolling Meadows Courthouse.

Experienced, Award-Winning, Rosemont Criminal Defense Attorney for Rosemont Criminal Cases

James Dimeas understands how critically important it is that you win your criminal case. In today's highly competitive and tight job market, if a criminal case appears on a background search, it is highly unlikely that you will get that job.  When your freedom and your future are on the line, it is important that you make sure that you have hired the correct lawyer for your case. You want to make sure that you have hired a lawyer that concentrates their entire practice in the area of criminal law. The last thing you need is to hire a lawyer that does a little bit of everything to help you fight a criminal case. You want a lawyer that knows what they are doing and is committed to being the best criminal defense attorney possible. The last thing you need is a lawyer representing you in a criminal case that's also handling divorces and real estate cases. You want a lawyer that has a proven track record and the experience necessary to properly represent you at this time. You want a lawyer that has the reputation and the respect from other lawyers that will make it possible for you to win your case and keep it off of your record.

James Dimeas has been a lawyer for over 27-years. James Dimeas only handles criminal cases. James Dimeas is at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse almost every day. James Dimeas knows his way around the Rolling Meadows Courthouse. James Dimeas knows the judges, prosecutors, and the Courthouse employees at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse. James Dimeas has handled thousands of cases in Rosemont and at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse. James Dimeas is highly respected by judges and lawyers in the criminal justice field in Illinois. James Dimeas has handled almost every imaginable type of criminal case. James Dimeas knows how the police investigate and present their cases to prosecutors. James Dimeas knows how prosecutors prepare and present their cases and has developed the skills and techniques that have been proven to win criminal cases. When you go to Court for your criminal case with James Dimeas by your side, you will be going to Court with one of the best criminal defense attorneys in the United States.

Hire an Experienced and Highly Rated Criminal Defense Lawyer for Your Rosemont Criminal Case.

Rosemont criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, is a nationally-recognized, award-winning criminal defense attorney with over 27-years of experience handling criminal cases in Rosemont, 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 Trial Lawyers named James Dimeas a "Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer." The National Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys 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 named 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, 10 out of 10, the highest rating possible for any criminal defense lawyer in the United States.

If you are facing criminal charges in Rosemont, you can contact James Dimeas anytime for a free and confidential consultation. You can always speak to James Dimeas personally by calling him at 847-807-7405.

Client Reviews
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.