Chicago Criminal Defense Law Attorneys
Helping people and families in Cook, Lake, Will, Du Page and Kane counties of Illinois
Se Habla Español – Call (708) 788-9900 or (773) 521-3300
The harsh reality of being arrested for a serious crime can be devastating. You may have thoughts and emotions of regret, anger, fear and uncertainty for the future. Whether you are being investigated, or you have been formally arrested – the best way to protect your rights is to use your right to seek legal representation from an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer. Do NOT discuss your situation with law enforcement or anyone else until you have an attorney present, or have consulted with a lawyer. We protect YOU and YOUR civil rights! Our team of skilled courtroom trial lawyers are prepared to aggressively protect you and your rights. We defend clients in a wide range of criminal charges including: DUI / drunk driving charges, drug charges, federal criminal defense, violent crimes, sex crimes, white collar crimes, juvenile defense, traffic, & all misdemeanor and felony criminal law charges. If you or a loved one is in trouble, or need help – contact the Acosta Law Group for help. We offer free consultations, and we have the knowledge, skill and information needed to help you.
We are an aggressive law firm where our clients appreciate the personalized service and attention we give to each case we handle. We are experienced legal litigators and negotiators. Each case is different and every case involves varying levels of complexity. We carefully examine all the facts of your case and law enforcement procedure(s) to identify possible violations of due process, unlawful search and seizure, involuntary confessions or other potential violations to build the most compelling defense possible based on the facts and the law.
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Cook County Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you have been charged with a crime, the attorney you choose is important. You want an experienced lawyer to protect you and your rights. You can find the quality legal representation you require at the Acosta Law Group. Our team of skilled courtroom trial attorneys are prepared to aggressively protect your rights.
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We handle all felonies and misdemeanors, including:
- C.D.L. – Commercial Driver’s License Violations
- Civil Rights
- Check Fraud
- Credit Card Theft
- Disorderly Conduct
- Domestic Violence
- Drivers’ License Suspension / Revocation
- DUI / Drunk Driving
- Drug Crimes
- Expungements & Record Sealing
- Federal Criminal Defense
- Firearm Possession
- Gun Charges
- Identity Theft
- Internet Sex Crimes
- Juvenile Defense
- Obstructing Justice
- Prostitution & Solicitation
- Resisting Arrest
- Retail Theft
- Secretary of State Hearings
- Sex Crimes
- Sexual Assault
- Speeding Tickets
- Traffic Offenses & Violations
- Violent Crimes
- Weapon Offenses
- White Collar Crimes
Possible consequences and penalties of a criminal conviction can be severe. Penalties for a misdemeanor or felony can range from some of the following consequences below:
- Jail, Incarceration or Prison
- Loss of the ability to drive or operate a vehicle which can also affect employment and the ability to work
- Penalties and/or fines
- Classes – Mandatory anger management and/or substance abuse
- Community Service
- Sex Offender Registration
- Restraining orders, no contact orders
- A permanent Criminal Record which can affect employment and the ability to work
- Mandatory Ignition Device that is permanently installed to your vehicle
- Ability to obtain Rental Property – most landlords ask if you have a criminal record or if you have ever been convicted of a crime
- Immigration Issues – deportation, re-entry ban, eligibility loss for U.S. citizenship or naturalization
- Employment / Ability to Work- many job applications ask if you have a criminal record or if you have ever been convicted of a crime
- Loss of occupational and/or professional licensing
- College expulsion or admission denial
- Financial Issues – the ability to gain credit or the ability to secure financial aid
Penalties and consequences can affect your life in many ways – now and for many years to come. Do NOT take a chance with your future. Make sure you talk to an attorney who has the necessary knowledge and experience to HELP you!
No Case Is Too Complex For Our Lawyers With more than 40 years of combined experience, no case is too complex for our legal team. We offer experienced and highly skilled courtroom trial lawyers who are prepared to provide sophisticated defense services required in the most challenging cases. Your Dedicated Advocates – We fight for YOU and your civil rights! We believe strongly that every person accused of a crime has a right to a zealous defense. We are committed to the pursuit of justice for you. It is easy to step on the rights of the accused. The state has tremendous power and resources at its disposal. We offer skilled, knowledgeable and aggressive representation to combat the state’s efforts to deprive you of your liberty. We are committed to the protection of your freedom, record and rights. Whether you need a trusted local plumber, top doctor for your medical condition, or a TOP attorney, it is important to pick a service professional that concentrates in the area in which you need help. We are NOT general practice attorneys. When you need a TOP criminal defense attorney, contact our firm – let our courtroom and trial experience work for you or your loved one!
K.F. (February 2017)
Fred Acosta and his team defended me in my multi-count, aggravated, felony domestic violence case resulting in a verdict of guilty on a single misdemeanor battery with six month conditional discharge. This outcome allowed me to keep my job and continue to support my wife and children. Fred and his office treated me with remarkable courtesy and respect. And, Fred’s courtroom and professional demeanor were always impeccable. It was apparent to me from the start that Fred had expert knowledge on the workings of our local courts as well as the laws applicable to my case. I highly recommend Fred to anyone looking for expert, diligent, as well as compassionate representation in any criminal matter where their future and that of their loved ones is in jeopardy.
LATEST CASE RESULTS
People v. K.F.
Aggravated Domestic Battery (January 2017)
The Defendant was charged with this very serious crime and was in danger of getting a felony conviction. Not to mention possibly going to prison.
He was accused of beating his wife and step daughter with his fists after a family event.
He was arrested that same night.
The Defendant hired Mr. Acosta to defend him against these very serious charges. Me. Acosta argued that whatever happened at the house that evening was the result of the defendant acting out in self-defense. At the end of the trial the Judge found the Defendant NOT GUILTY of all felony charges and only guilty of a misdemeanor battery charge. The Defendant walked away free from all felony charges.
People v. A. N. (January 2017)
Attempted First Degree Murder
The defendant was arrested after he was identified by witnesses as being the person who shot another man at a bar. The defendant’s vehicle was identified and a gun was recovered from the Defendant’s home after he was arrested. The Defendant hired Mr. Acosta to defend him in this very serious case that carried a minimum of 31 years in prison at 85% if he is convicted. Mr. Acosta set the case for trial and argued that the witnesses were unreliable for various reasons. After hearing all the evidence the Judge found the Defendant NOT GUILTY on all counts.
People v S. J. (January 2017)
The defendant was arrested for aggravated DUI after a Chicago police officer observed on camera the defendant driving the wrong direction and striking a parked vehicle. The defendant was charged with a class 3 felony punishable by 2 – 5 years in prison without the possibility of probation. At trial, the arresting officer testified that the defendant had slurred speech, red and bloodshot eyes and admitted to consuming alcohol. The defendant was unable to produce a drivers license and refused to exit the vehicle. When the officers eventually got the defendant out of the vehicle he was unable to stand and required officers assistance. The defendant refused field sobriety testing. At trial, Attorney Batovski argued that the defendant’s actions were consistent with being in a car accident and not impairment. Further, the defendant’s slurred speech was in minimal statements. NOT GUILTY!!
We serve Chicago, Bellwood, Berkley, Berwyn, Broadview, Brookfield, Cicero, Countryside, Elmwood Park, Evergreen Park, Forest Park, Franklin Park, Hanover Park, Hillside, Hodgkins, La Grange, La Grange Park, Lyons, Markham, Maywood, McCook, Melrose Park, North Riverside, Northlake, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, River Forest, River Grove, Riverside, Stickney, Stone Park, Summit, Westchester, Willow Springs and the surrounding neighborhoods including; La Villita, Lawndale, Brighton Park, Pilsen, Midway, Avondale, Garfield Park, Logan Square and the surrounding towns, areas, communities and counties.
Contact Our Criminal Defense Attorneys
Call (708) 788-9900, (773) 521-3300 or contact us by e-mail – Se Habla Español
We also help people and families with Immigration Law – learn more @ www.acostaimmigrationlaw.com.
Our Maywood office is located just STEPS away from the Maybrook Courthouse for your convenience!