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Criminal Defense, DUI and Traffic Violations

​The criminal defense attorneys at the Stavros Law Offices are in court everyday protecting our client's rights at every stage of the criminal process. We offer our clients personal attention from experienced trial advocates. With over 60 years of combined litigation experience, Stavros Law Offices have successfully tried nearly every type of criminal case, through nearly every facet of the criminal judicial system, with hundreds of jury trials and thousands of bench trials to their credit. Stavros Law Offices works hard to protect our client's best interests when the stress, time and expenses for trial are avoidable; in these instances, we achieve highly favorable case dispositions, through successful negotiations, to save our clients the time and expense of trial.

DUI & Traffic Offenses

DUI laws in Illinois have become much stricter in recent years. Our criminal defense lawyers very familiar with the various changes in the laws and how to navigate these changes toward the best possible outcomes for our clients. Stavros Law Offices is prepared to represent you on DUI charges, and the litany of other charges police departments tac on after an arrest, including ; speeding violations, insurance violations, suspended or revoked license, improper lane usage, failure to reduce speed, unsafe operation, expired registration, etc.

Felony Charges

It's difficult to overestimate what's at stake for someone facing a felony criminal charge in Illinois. Felony convictions come with the risk of substantial time in State Prison, restrictions on your freedom during parole and can lead to life changing ramifications including a life imprisonment term. It is essential that those facing felony charges are represented by experienced and tenacious felony defense attorneys and with proven track records like the attorneys at the Stavros Law Offices. 

Drug Crimes

From simple local ordinance violations for marijuana possession to federal interstate drug trafficking, a drug charge can have long-term consequences. Our experienced attorneys successfully represent individuals charged with a wide range of drug related offenses.   

Violent Crimes & Domestic Violence

If you are facing any violent crime charge, you need a skilled advocate. If you have been accused of domestic violence, you may be facing both criminal charges and a civil protective order.

Sex Offenses

People accused of sex crimes face immediate stigma from society, even though they are legally innocent until proven guilty. We will ensure that you receive the benefit of all the rights to which you are entitled.

Juvenile Crimes

When someone under 17 is accused of a criminal offense in Illinois, juvenile delinquency proceedings will take place. We are highly experienced with the distinct challenges of the juvenile justice system and have worked for decades protecting children and obtaining the best possible outcomes for children and their families.

White Collar Crimes

If you have been accused of fraud, embezzlement or any other financial crime, our attorneys can provide you with skilled representation based on a detailed analysis of the exact claims against you.

Expungement and Record-Sealing

With increasing computerization of records, it is becoming more pertinent for people who have been convicted of adult or juvenile crimes to clean up their criminal records whenever possible.

Secretary of State (SOS) Hearings

Even after a successful criminal disposition relating to traffic matters, sometimes it is still necessary to appear before the secretary of state, at a civil hearing, to get your license reinstated following a suspension or revocation of your driving privileges.

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Primarily practicing in the following counties: ​Lake, Cook, McHenry, Kane, Will, DuPage, ​DeKalb, Boone and Kendall Counties

Office Location

433 N. Milwaukee Ave
Wheeling, IL 60090

Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Saturday: By Appointment