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Hampshire Criminal Law Information Center

The Village of Hampshire is a small Village that is located in the northwest corner of Kane County, Illinois. The west side of Hampshire is bordered by the village of Huntley and the southeast portion of Hampshire is bordered by Pingree Grove. Route 72 passes through the southern part of Hampshire. Hampshire has a population of approximately 5,600 people. The population in Hampshire spiked recently.

The first settlor in Hampshire was Zenus Allen. Zenus Allen came to the area from Vermont and settled in what is now Hampshire, in 1836. He named the area Henpeck. The area was part of the Chicago Galena Stagecoach Trail along Route 20. In 1845 the area was organized as Hampshire Township. In 1876 the area was incorporated into the Village of Hampshire. The farming community in Hampshire became the second largest milk producing and shipping station in Illinois.

In 1839 fires were sweeping through the Great Plains causing great damage and destruction. The fire passed through the Village of Hampshire causing damage to the Prairie and to the local farmers. The fire came to be known as "The Terrible Fire of 1839."

Hampshire Criminal Cases

Hampshire is located in Kane County. The Kane County Courts are part of the 16th Judicial Circuit. All Hampshire criminal cases are heard at the Kane County Judicial Center. The Kane County Judicial Center is located southwest of the intersection of Randall Road and Route 38. All Hampshire felony cases are heard on the third floor of the Kane County Judicial Center. Most misdemeanor Hampshire criminal cases are heard on the second floor of the Kane County Judicial Center.

The Kane County Clerk of the Circuit Court's office is located at 540 South Randall Road, Saint Charles, Illinois. The Kane County Clerk's office is just down the street from The Kane County Judicial Center.

If you are arrested for a felony in Hampshire, you will be taken to the Kane County Judicial Center for a Bond Hearing. Bond Hearings at the Kane County Judicial Center are at 8:30 a.m. and at 3:30 p.m. Weekend and Holiday Bond Court Hearings for Hampshire felony cases are in room 005 in the lower level of the Kane County Judicial Center. While the actual hearings will take place at the Kane County Judicial Center, you will appear via video feed from The Kane County Jail, which is located next door to the Kane County Judicial Center.

If you are arrested for a DUI in Hampshire, your case will be prosecuted by the municipality. Illinois State Law allows municipalities to prosecute certain misdemeanor DUI cases instead of the DUI being prosecuted by the County State's Attorney's Office. Hampshire is one of the towns that has decided to prosecute DUI cases themselves. The case will be supervised by the Kane County State's Attorney's Office but the lawyer that will actually be working on the case will be an attorney that is working for the Village of Hampshire.

Highly Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer for Hampshire Residents and for Hampshire Criminal Cases

Hampshire criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, has been handling criminal cases throughout Hampshire for over-26 years. James Dimeas's office is located in Schaumburg Illinois, within easy driving distance of Hampshire and a short driving distance to the Kane County Courthouse. James Dimeas lives in the northwest suburbs and is respected and admired in the area. James Dimeas regularly appears at the Kane County Courthouse and all of the local Branch Courthouses in Kane County. James Dimeas is familiar with the judges and the prosecutors that work at the Kane County Courthouse. James Dimeas knows how things get done in Kane County. James Dimeas knows how to get results in Kane County. James Dimeas understands how to handle DUI cases that are prosecuted by Hampshire's attorneys. A large part of James Dimeas's practice is at the Kane County Courthouse and has extensive experience handling cases in Kane County.

James Dimeas is a nationally-recognized, award-winning, Hampshire criminal defense attorney. James Dimeas has been handling criminal cases throughout Hampshire, Chicago, Cook County, Kane County, and Lake County, for over-26 years.

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". 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". James Dimeas was named a "Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer" by The National Trial Lawyers. Hampshire criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas was named a "Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in Chicago" by Expertise. James Dimeas was named a "Best DUI Lawyer". The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys recognized James Dimeas as a "10 Best Attorney for Client Satisfaction". James Dimeas is rated "Superb" by AVVO, the highest rating possible for any criminal defense attorney in the United States.

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

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.
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