Chicago area Criminal Defense Lawyers
Experience. Expertise. Commitment.
The attorneys at Fagan, Fagan & Davis have been helping people accused of felony or misdemeanor Criminal cases, DUI and traffic offenses for over four decades, and we also help people just like you clear their criminal records through expungement or sealing petitions. Get the best Chicago area criminal defense on your team and call us 24/7 for help.
You need the most skilled and experienced Illinois Criminal Defense Lawyers possible on your side - lawyers that can provide sound, impartial advice and excellent trial skills. Illinois criminal penalties can be life-changing and far reaching. Prosecutors are aggressive, and have extensive resources at their disposal. For example, the Cook County State's Attorney has over 900 attorneys, investigators and staff available. We help defend clients from accusations of retail theft, gun charges (UUW), aggravated speeding, domestic battery or domestic violence cases, possession of controlled substances, criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual abuse, possession of child pornography, aggravated battery, Financial Exploitation of an Elderly or Disabled Person and countless other criminal offenses.
DUI - a special type of case
A great Illinois DUI lawyer understands not only the criminal aspect of drunk driving law, but how to effectively contest Illinois traffic laws and protect your driving privileges in the short term by challenging your Statutory Summary Suspension or Revocation. DUI is most commonly charged as a class A misdemeanor, but can be charged as a felony Aggravated DUI felony or even Reckless Homicide. DUI offenses are abnormal in that they involve criminal law, traffic law, civil law and procedure, and administrative law. In addition, there is a unique body of scientific and forensic knowledge necessary for a complete defense of some cases.
Why choose our law firm?
Simple. It's about you, not us. Yes, we do a great job for our clients and take great pride in our work over decades in Chicago area trial courtrooms. Yes, we have more than 100 years of combined legal experienced. But it's our client-centered approach that makes us different. Everything we do is focused on goals defined by our clients. We regularly exceed our client's expectations, and often achieve the unexpected. Whether you want to enter into a plea bargain or go to trial is ultimately your decision - we make sure you fully understand the options and have expert guidance from skilled Illinois lawyers in making important decisions.
We understand how hard this is for our clients, and we are determined to help protect both your reputation and maintain your dignity. That's why we don't send 'jail mail' or solicitation mail like other law firms.
When do I need a Chicago criminal attorney?
Wondering when to involve an attorney in your situation? Immediately. If you think you might need an attorney, you probably already do. Even if law enforcement simply wants an "interview" for "questioning", it is important to recognize that you are likely already a suspect. Exercise your right to remain silent and to consult an Illinois criminal lawyer or DUI attorney as early in the process as possible.
Our firm appears in Chicago DUI and Chicago Criminal courts, and Illinois criminal or DUI matters arising from arrest in Maywood, Waukegan, Wheaton, Mundelein, Arlington Heights, Evanston, Niles, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg, Skokie and more.