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Wheaton is a suburb of Chicago that is located about 30 miles west of Chicago. It 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.

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 second floor of the DuPage County Courthouse.

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

Wheaton criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, has spent the past 25 years representing Wheaton residents who are facing criminal charges. Wheaton criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, concentrates his legal practice in the area of criminal law. His 25-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 25-years of experience in only handling criminal cases gives Wheaton criminal defense lawyer, 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 cases in DuPage County. He knows his way around the 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 lawyer, James Dimeas, is an award-winning criminal defense lawyer. James Dimeas has been named a "Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer" by the National Trial Lawyers. James Dimeas has been named a "10 Best Attorney for Client Satisfaction" by the National Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys. James Dimeas has been named a "Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in Chicago" by Expertise and a "Best DUI Attorney". James Dimeas is an AVVO rated attorney. AVVO has rated James Dimeas as "Superb", the highest classification possible by any attorney 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 lawyer, James Dimeas, has an office conveniently located within a short driving distance of Wheaton and the DuPage County Courthouse. James Dimeas resides nearby and is active in the community. He 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 by calling him at 847-807-7405.