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Wheaton is a city in Illinois that was originally a village. Wheaton is a suburb of Chicago that is located about 30 miles west of the Chicago Loop. Wheaton has a population that is estimated to be around 54,000. Wheaton is the County Seat for DuPage County. DuPage County is the second largest county in Illinois. DuPage County has a population estimated to be around 920,000 people.

Wheaton was originally founded in 1831. In 1837, the Wheaton Brothers arrived in the area. Soon after, more settlers arrived from New England. In 1859, Wheaton was incorporated as a Village. In 1890 it was incorporated as a City. The first mayor of Wheaton was Judge Elbert Gary, the son of the founder of Gary, Indiana.  The original County Seat for DuPage County was in Naperville. In 1857, the Illinois Legislature began debating whether to change the County Seat for DuPage County from Naperville to Wheaton. In 1867 the Illinois State Legislature decided to change the County Seat of DuPage County from Naperville to Wheaton. Very soon after the County Seat for DuPage County was moved to Wheaton, the City of Wheaton built its first Courthouse, county offices, and the first DuPage County Jail.

Soon after, problems arose between Naperville and Wheaton. Naperville refused to turn over county records so a band of Wheaton residents raided the Naperville Courthouse to seize county records that Naperville had refused to turn over. The records were taken to the Cook County Recorder in Chicago for safekeeping. Naperville filed a lawsuit against Wheaton and the problems between Naperville and Wheaton persisted. Eventually, the DuPage County records were destroyed in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. It was shortly after the Great Chicago Fire that Wheaton was officially proclaimed the County Seat for DuPage County.

The current DuPage County Courthouse moved to its current location in 1990. DuPage County built the new courthouse near the corner of County Farm Road and Manchester Road, just north of Roosevelt Road. The Courthouse cost DuPage County approximately 52 million dollars. Shortly after the Courthouse was opened, several employees became ill because of the faulty ventilation system. DuPage County sued the contractors but the jury sided with the contractors, finding that the main cause for the ventilation system problems was caused by DuPage County's negligence.

Wheaton Criminal Cases

All Wheaton criminal cases are heard at the DuPage County Courthouse, which is located at 505 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60187. DuPage County is part of the 18th Judicial Circuit. All Wheaton felony cases are heard on the 4th floor of the building. The DuPage County State's Attorney's Office and the DuPage County Clerk of the Circuit Court are all located in the same building.

Bond Court for Wheaton criminal cases is held in Room 2002 of the DuPage County Courthouse at 505 North County Farm Road. Bond Court on weekends and on holidays is at the DuPage County Sheriff's Office, which is located at 501 North County Farm Road. If you post bond at Bond Court, you will be released directly from Bond Court. If you do not post Bond at Bond Court, you will be turned over to the DuPage County Sheriff and will be taken to DuPage County Jail, which is located next to the DuPage County Judicial Center.

All Wheaton misdemeanor cases, such as Wheaton DUI cases, Wheaton Retail Theft cases, Wheaton Drug cases, Wheaton Theft cases, and Wheaton Battery cases, are heard on the 4th floor of the DuPage County Courthouse.

Most Wheaton Domestic Battery and Aggravated Domestic Battery cases are heard on the 4th floor of the DuPage County Courthouse. Some Wheaton Domestic Battery cases are heard on the 2nd floor of the DuPage County Courthouse.

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

Wheaton criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, has spent the past 26 years representing Wheaton residents who are facing criminal charges. Wheaton criminal defense attorney, James Dimeas, concentrates his legal practice in the area of criminal law. James Dimeas's over-26 years of experience handling criminal cases only, gives him a keen understanding of the serious implications involved with facing criminal charges. In today's competitive job environment, it is absolutely critical that when you apply for a job, your prospective employer never sees a criminal case in a background search. Whether a criminal case shows up on a background search can often be the difference between getting a job and not getting a job.

The over-26 years of experience in only handling criminal cases gives Wheaton criminal defense attorney, James Dimeas, a unique understanding of how the criminal justice system operates in DuPage County. While all state laws are the same, the way the laws are applied and the way things get done, changes from County to County and Courthouse to Courthouse. Unless a criminal defense attorney is experienced in handling criminal cases in a particular County, that criminal defense attorney will not be as effective as they should be in representing a client in that particular County. Wheaton criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, has handled thousands of criminal cases in DuPage County. James Dimeas knows his way around the DuPage County Courthouse and is well-known by the lawyers and the judges in DuPage County.

Enlist an Experienced and Highly Rated Criminal Lawyer for Wheaton Criminal Cases

Wheaton criminal defense attorney, James Dimeas, is a highly experienced, nationally-recognized, award-winning criminal defense lawyer, with over-26 years of experience handling criminal cases in Wheaton, 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." 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. James Dimeas was named a "10 Best Attorney for Client Satisfaction" by the National Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys. James Dimeas was named a "Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in Chicago" by Expertise and a "Best DUI Attorney". James Dimeas is a highly-rated AVVO attorney. AVVO rates James Dimeas as "Superb", the highest rating possible by any criminal lawyer in the United States. James Dimeas is also a published author, having co-written a book for lawyers that instructs them on how to effectively and successfully represent people charged with the crime of Identity Theft.

Wheaton criminal defense attorney, James Dimeas's office is conveniently located within a short driving distance of Wheaton and the DuPage County Courthouse. James Dimeas resides nearby and is active in the community. James Dimeas is well-known and respected in the area and is regularly at the DuPage County Courthouse. 

If you are facing criminal charges and need to speak to an attorney, 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.
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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