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St. Charles is a city in Illinois that is in Kane County. St. Charles is located approximately 40 miles west of downtown Chicago. St. Charles is one of the few communities in the Chicago Metropolitan Area that is an actual city. St. Charles has a total population of approximately 34,000 people. The Fox River runs through the center of St. Charles. St. Charles was originally the center of the Pottawatomie tribe. After the Black Hawk war of 1832, the entire area became available for American settlement. In 1833, two Indiana residents laid claim to what is currently St. Charles. The next year they brought their families with them from Indiana and were joined by several other families from Indiana. They originally named the city Charleston. A few years later, the name was changed to St. Charles. Saint Charles officially became a city in 1839 and was incorporated under the Illinois Constitution in 1874.

In its early days, St. Charles was a very isolated place. St. Charles was approximately 3 days away from Chicago. The Fox River was not able to be used by large boats. St. Charles became a center for the slave-era Underground Railroad. There were several tunnels and false doorways in the town. An abolitionist group was founded in St. Charles in 1842. It is believed that a building used by a local blacksmith was a hub for the Underground Railroad. A local restaurant has been named in honor of that blacksmith.

During the 1840s and 1850s, European Immigrants from Ireland and Sweden settled in St. Charles. By 1850, 2,132 European immigrants called Saint Charles their home. There currently is a very large immigrant population living in St. Charles.

The Kane County Courthouse is located in St. Charles at 37W775 Illinois 38 (Roosevelt Road). The court complex is located Southwest of the intersection of Randall Road and Illinois 38. The complex contains the Kane County Jail, the Kane County Juvenile Court Building, and the offices of the Kane County State's Attorney's Office, and the Kane County Public Defender's Office. The Kane County Clerk of the Circuit Court's Office is located approximately a mile away on Randall Road in St. Charles.

St. Charles Criminal Cases

St. Charles is in Kane County, which is part of the 16th Judicial Circuit. All St. Charles criminal cases are heard at the Kane County Judicial Center. St. Charles felony cases are heard on the third floor of the building. Most misdemeanor St. Charles Kane County criminal cases are heard on the second floor of the building.

St. Charles also has a Kane County Branch Court House which is located at 540 South Randall Road, St Charles, Illinois. The Kane County Branch Courthouse is located right next to the offices of the Kane County Clerk of the Circuit Court. The Branch Courthouse in St. Charles mainly hears Municipal Violation cases and traffic violation cases. However, a select number of St. Charles Kane County Misdemeanor cases are also heard at the St. Charles Kane County Branch Courthouse on Randall Road.

If you are arrested for a criminal case in St. Charles, your Bond Hearing will be held at the Kane County Judicial Center at 8:30 a.m. and at 3:30 p.m. in Room 005.  Weekend and Holiday Bond Court hearings for St. Charles criminal cases are also held in Room 005 of the Kane County Judicial Center.

All St. Charles felony cases are heard on the third floor of the Kane County Judicial Center. All St. Charles misdemeanor cases, such as St. Charles DUI cases, St. Charles Retail Theft cases, St. Charles Drug cases, St. Charles Theft cases, and St. Charles Battery cases, are heard throughout the second floor of the Kane County Judicial Center. A select few St. Charles misdemeanor cases are heard at the St. Charles Branch Courthouse on Randall Road.

Local, Experienced, and Effective St. Charles Criminal Defense Attorney for Kane County Criminal Cases

St. Charles criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, has a thorough understanding of the criminal justice system in Kane County. James Dimeas understands that a criminal case can have lifelong implications for a client. In today's tight and competitive job environment, James Dimeas understands the importance of making sure that a criminal conviction does not appear on a background search. Virtually every employer conducts thorough background searches during the hiring process. St. Charles criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, understands how critical it is that a criminal charge does not appear on a background search. Often, if a prospective employer were to find a criminal charge on a background search, that would make it virtually impossible for someone to obtain a good job. In addition, if your current employer were to find out that you are facing criminal charges, that employer may decide to fire you.

St. Charles criminal defense attorney, James Dimeas, has been concentrating his legal practice in criminal cases only for over-26 years. James Dimeas appears regularly in the Kane County Courthouse and is well-known, and respected by Judges and Prosecutors in Kane County. James Dimeas's office is located within a very short driving distance of St. Charles. James Dimeas lives close to St. Charles and is active and well respected in the local community. James Dimeas's close proximity to all of the courthouses that handle criminal cases for St. Charles residents, makes it possible for him to provide the level of service a resident of St. Charles would require and deserve in order to effectively and successfully challenge criminal charges. James Dimeas is available by telephone 24-hours a day and is available for office visits during all times of the day and evening.

Enlist a Proven, Award-Winning Criminal Defense Attorney for St. Charles Criminal Cases

St. Charles criminal defense attorney, James Dimeas, is a highly-experienced, nationally-recognized, award-winning criminal defense lawyer with over 26 years of proven experience handling criminal cases in St. Charles, Chicago, Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, and Lake County. Recently, James Dimeas was named a "Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer In the State of Illinois For the Year 2018 and 2019" by the American Society of Legal Advocates. 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." James Dimeas was named a "Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in Chicago" by Expertise in 2017. James Dimeas was named a "Best DUI Attorney." The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys named James Dimeas a "10 Best Attorney for Client Satisfaction." The National Trial Lawyers named James Dimeas a "Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer." St. Charles criminal defense attorney, James Dimeas, is rated "Superb" by AVVO, the highest rating possible for any criminal lawyer in the United States. St. Charles criminal defense attorney, James Dimeas, is a published author, having co-written a book that instructs lawyers on how to properly and effectively represent clients charged with the crime of Identity Theft.

If you are facing criminal charges in St. Charles, you can contact St. Charles criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, anytime for a free and confidential consultation. St. Charles criminal defense attorney, James Dimeas, can always be reached personally at 847-807-7405. James Dimeas is available to help you fight, and beat, criminal charges in St. Charles.

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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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