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:
- 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!
Some Recent Case Results from The Acosta Law Group
You can read more about our case results @ Recent Case Results
People v. Marc Nevarez – Attempted First Degree Murder Cl. X (12CR-1922601) ~ The Judge agrees and finds the Defendant NOT GUILTY of Attempted Murder.
People v. J. Matos – Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver Cl. X ~ Mr. Acosta sets the case for trial. The Judge agrees and find Mr. Matos NOT GUILTY of all charges. He is released from custody!
People v. Bobby Johnson - Arrested for DUI – found NOT GUILTY at trial!
People v. Irwin Pacheco – Petition to rescind statutory summary suspension granted!
People v. Reynosa – Arrested for DUI after failing all field sobriety testing – Found NOT GUILTY!
People V. Cortes ~ Arrested for DUI – Result ~ NOT GUILTY!!
People v. Mireles ~ Arrested for DUI – Result ~ NOT GUILTY!!
People v. Manuel Espinoza – Chicago, IL ~ The Judge agrees and finds the Defendant guilty of straight possession ONLY. A Class 1 felony which carries the possibility of probation.
People v. Angel C. – Aggravated DUI Cl. 4 (13CR-1989201) – Defendant found NOT GUILTY!!
Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver Cl. X - Found NOT GUILTY!!
Resisting /Obstructing a Police Officer – Mr. Acosta takes the case to a jury who finds the Defendant NOT GUILTY of resisting arrest.
Sexual Exploitation of a Child 13MC1-22167701 – NOT GUILTY OF SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A CHILD
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, (773) 764-8000, (708) 788-9900 or contact us by e-mail – Se Habla Español
We also help people and families with Immigration Law – learn more @ www.acostaimmigrationlaw.com.
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