Illinois Lawyer Referrals and Legal Guidance
The Skokie criminal courthouse is located at 5600 Old Orchard Road in Skokie and is also called the District 2 court. Unlike the City of Chicago criminal courts, the Skokie court hears both civil and criminal matters. Criminal charges include felonies as serious as murder or rape or armed robbery and misdemeanors such as a speeding ticket. Civil cases include disputes between people or businesses for such matters as breach of contract. All of these types of cases can be heard at the Skokie courthouse.
If you are arrested in a city like Evanston, Glenview, Northbrook or Park Ridge, the case will be assigned to a Judge in Skokie unless it is a major felony. In that matter, your case could be transferred to the felony court on 26th St. in Chicago.
Much like other courts, we believe that if you are going to appear at the Skokie court on a criminal charge, not only should you have an experienced criminal defense lawyer, but also one who appears regularly at that courthouse and is familiar with the prosecutors and judges there. It can only benefit you to have an attorney who has worked many times with the Skokie prosecutors and judges. This doesn’t guarantee a result, but in our opinion it increases your chances of success.
Almost all of the attorneys that we recommend you consider hiring for Cook County criminal defense cases handle mostly traffic and criminal charges. Most of these attorneys are former prosecutors or attorneys that have been in the field for so long that they have developed relationships with the prosecutors and judges at the Skokie criminal courthouse. This also doesn't guarantee a result, but can make a difference.
In general, our philosophy of recommending a lawyer is based on what gives you the best opportunity for a good result. We would never promise a caller what will happen, but after having helped thousands of people, in most situations we can give a good prediction and recommend the right Skokie criminal attorney.
If you have general criminal defense questions or would like a referral to an attorney that focuses on criminal defense and has a track record of success at the Skokie courthouse, please call us at (312) 346-5320 or (800) 517-1614 or fill out our contact us form and we will contact you.
Since 2001, findgreatlawyers.com has been the leading resource to get free legal guidance or a referral to an experienced Cook County criminal defense attorney. Please call us at (312) 346-5320 or (800) 517-1614 or fill out our contact us form and we will contact you. All inquiries are kept in strict confidence. We can’t find you a free attorney for a case in Skokie, but we will recommend an independent firm based on your situation. We never recommend a law firm that we as attorneys wouldn’t hire ourselves.