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  • Criminal and DUI Defense in Illinois

    We help people facing felony and misdemeanor Criminal offenses, DUI (Driving Under the Influence), misdemeanor and petty traffic offenses, expungement and sealing of criminal records, and that’s all. We have 6 attorneys that work together on just these types of cases to make sure we’re always giving clients our best.

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  • Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane and Will County Courts

    We can appear anywhere in Illinois, but tend to spend our time in Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane and Will county courts. These courts are in Chicago, Skokie, Rolling Meadows, Maywood, Bridgeview, Markham, Waukegan, Round Lake Beach, Mundelein, Wheaton, Downer’s Grove, St. Charles and Elgin.

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    ●"…super reputable lawyer…the unsung hero who made a huge difference when others were saying I was essentially screwed. Worth every penny. The practice worked as a team.." – David’s 5-stars on Yelp.

    ●"…facing decades in prison for a criminal charge sexual assault … Fagan saved my life… lawyers you can trust will defend you no matter what the charge is, and will give a 100% effort… not guilty by a jury on all 3 counts." Jerome’s 5-stars on AVVO.

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Illinois Criminal and DUI Lawyers

Experience. Expertise. Commitment.

The attorneys at Fagan, Fagan & Davis have been helping people accused of felony or misdemeanor Criminal, DUI and even traffic offenses for over four decades. Get the best Chicago area criminal defense on your team. Maybe you were given our name and phone number at 1888DUIStop or 888DUIStop or 800-454-4Law, or found us in different ways, but we have clients who have us in their contacts since the early 1980s at 847-635-8200. 


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. The 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, Illinois domestic battery, 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.   


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 felony DUI encompasses many possible circumstances as well. 

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 in making important decisions.

We defend people's freedom, and that's all. Our whole law firm. Devoted to defending you.

Our practice is focused on you - working to achieve your goals, make sure you are cared for and that your problems are resolved with an eye towards dealing with the consequences that keep you up at night.  Your defense is enhanced by our team approach, with each experienced criminal defense trial attorney in our law firm bringing his own unique insight, experience, and expert opinion to the table for your benefit, while one experienced criminal defense lawyer bears primary responsibility as the lead trial attorney in your case. We believe that working as a team is the most effective way to meet our client's objectives. We live to hear the words "not guilty", but with every case, we tailor our approach carefully to meet the needs of our clients. After all, in our office, your needs and objectives come first. Even better, we have a first rate staff that is friendly, knowledgable and helpful. 

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, NilesRolling Meadows, SchaumburgSkokie and more.

Where do we appear in court?

Our Des Plaines location is strategically located minutes from I-294, Edens expressway and I-355. We regularly appear for Illinois Criminal defense, DUI defense and Traffic violations throughout Cook, Lake and DuPage county courts, including all of Chicago, Skokie, Rolling Meadows, Bridgeview, Markham, Maywood, Waukegan, Wheaton and more.