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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

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.

Attorney Fred Acosta as seen in The Chicago Tribune – you can read the full article HERE!


Chicago police investigate 6 officers over alleged false testimony – read the FULL story HERE.

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!

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 are NOT general practice attorneys. When you need a TOP criminal defense attorney, contact our law firm – let our courtroom and trial experience work for you or your loved one!

Please see some of our REVIEWS below!


K.F. (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.


People v. A. P.  (March 2017)

Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Cl. 4

The Defendant was driving his vehicle and after a traffic stop the officers found out he was carrying a gun. He was charged with this serious weapons charge.

The Defendant hired Mr. Acosta. Mr. Acosta sets the case for trial and after hearing the evidence the Judge finds the defendant NOT GUILTY OF ALL CHARGES!

People v. T.R.  (March 2017)

Aggravated Assault (gun), Battery  & Disorderly Conduct.

The Defendant was arrested after he stopped a suspicious person near his girlfriends home. The Defendant believed that there was something going on out of the usual and stopped the person at gunpoint and asked what their business was in the area. The Defendant also told the man to call 911. Police arrive and take control of the situation. It is discovered that the man has business in the area and the Defendant is charged with the above crimes.

He hires Mr. Acosta to defend him. Mr. Acosta argues at trial that the Defendant was simply trying to find out what was going on. That is not a crime and since there was no criminal intent there could not be a crime.


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

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Our Maywood office is located just STEPS away from the Maybrook Courthouse for your convenience!

Acosta Law Group - Maywood Office