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We Work For you ... And Your Rights

At Acosta Law Group, we are committed to protecting your rights. We handle each case with the same determined resolve and commitment. Whether you have been charged with a simple traffic violation or a high-level felony offense, you have a right to expect that your defense attorney will aggressively defend your rights. View Case Results »

Chicago Criminal Defense Law Attorneys

Helping people and families in Cook, Lake, Will, Du Page and Kane counties of Illinois

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.

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:

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Burglary
  • 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
  • Embezzlement
  • Expungements & Record Sealing
  • Federal Criminal Defense
  • Felonies
  • Forgery
  • Firearm Possession
  • Gun Charges
  • Identity Theft
  • Internet Sex Crimes
  • Juvenile Defense
  • Misdemeanors
  • Murder
  • Obstructing Justice
  • Prostitution & Solicitation
  • Rape
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Retail Theft
  • Robbery
  • Secretary of State Hearings
  • Sex Crimes
  • Sexual Assault
  • Shoplifting
  • Speeding Tickets
  • Theft
  • 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
  • Probation
  • 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!

Some Recent Case Results from The Acosta Law Group

You can read about the full case(s) @ Recent Case Results

April 2015

People v. J.G.  (April 2015)

Aggravated Kidnaping / Criminal Sexual Assault / Unlawful Restraint

13CR-14419 ~ After the close of the trial the Judge found the Defendant NOT GUILTY on all counts except the less serious offense of Unlawful Restraint.  The Defendant walked out of the courtroom free of the more serious charges!!!

People v Amador Banuelos 

The defendant was arrested for DUI and reckless driving after a Berwyn police officer observed the defendant engaged in road rage backing his vehicle into another multiple times.

At trial, Attorney Batovski cross examined the officer and challenged the officers observation of the driver as he fled. Further, Batovski argued that the arrest occurred minutes later when the defendant was on foot and the offending vehicle was registered to Mr. Banuelos Senior, not junior. Trial Judge agreed. NOT GUILTY! 

You can read the FULL case result on our case results page!

March 2015

People v Jose C. 

The defendant was arrested by the Berwyn Police Department after multiple community complaints that the defendant was drunk, arguing with his girlfriend and parked in front of her house. The defendant pulled away as the arresting officer approached. The defendant admitted to alcohol impairment and failed all field sobriety testing.  Defense Attorney Ronald Batovski filed and litigated a motion to quash the arrest and suppress all evidence based on a lack of reasonable articulable suspicion and lack of probable cause to even curb the defendants vehicle.  At hearing the officer testified that the callers identified the defendant and he was “drunk and loud with slurred speech”. On cross examination Batovski asked the officer whether the defendant acted as such when stopped and the officer said “no”.  The officer testified that he did not observe any traffic violations prior to curbing the defendant.  Batovski argued that there wasn’t adequate corroboration to rise to probable cause for the traffic stop. The Judge agreed and motion to suppress all evidence GRANTED!

February 2015

People v. Margarito H.  

The defendant was arrested for DUI = NOT GUILTY!

January 2015

People v. Kendrick H.  (January 2015) 

Armed Violence Cl. X – 13CR-20155 

The Defendant is charged with Armed Violence.  This charge carries a minimum of 6-30 years in the IDOC. No probation is possible.  Either the Defendant wins the case or he is going to the IDOC. 

He hires Mr. Acosta to defend him.  After filing a Motion to Suppress Evidence, Mr. Acosta asks the State’s Attorney to produce the evidence.  The Judge grants the motion and the case should be DISMISSED.  Mr. Acosta saves the Defendant from going to prison!

People v Jorge Arias

The defendant was arrested for endangering the life of a child.  A class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail. Result = Not Guilty!! You can read about the full case on our case results page.

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.

We serve Chicago, Bellwood, Berkley, Berwyn, Broadview, Brookfield, Cicero, Countryside, Evergreen Park, Forest Park, Hillside, Hodgkins, La Grange, La Grange Park, Lyons, Markham, Maywood, McCook, Melrose Park, North Riverside, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, River Forest, 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 (773) 521-3300, (708) 788-9900 or contact us by e-mail – Se Habla Español

We also help people and families with Immigration Law – learn more @

Local Resources & Courthouses

Bridgeview Courthouse – 5th District Courthouse – 10220 South 76th Ave – Bridgeview, IL

Chicago Courthouse – 2650 S. California – 26th & Cal

Maywood Courthouse – 1500 Maybrook Ave – Maywood, IL

Rolling Meadows Courthouse – 3rd District Courthouse – 2121 Euclid Ave – Rolling Meadows, IL

Skokie Courthouse – District 2 Courthouse – 5600 Old Orchard Rd. – Skokie, IL

Chicagoland Court Locations

Cook County Department of Corrections (CCDOC) – Cook County Jail

Inmate Locator

Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office

Chicago Police Department

Illinois State Police

Berwyn Police Department