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The Chicagoland Law Firm zealously defends clients charged with crimes in the Chicagoland Area and namely in Cook County, DuPage County, Will County and throughout the state of Illinois. We handle charges ranging from traffic violations to misdemeanors and complex felony jury trials. Our experienced trial team is dedicated to helping our clients get results they deserve - including their "day in court".

Our Criminal Defense Lawyers work towards reducing clients' charges and penalties while also preparing each case for trial if necessary. Our vigorous, proactive defense strategies help get clients' charges reduced. We negotiate with prosecutors to win plea agreements that result in lower fines and little or no jail time. We will not hesitate to go to trial and hold the prosecution to their burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. We have secured not guilty verdicts from judges and juries on high level felony cases and use a team-based approach to trial preparation. We also offer expungements and record sealing to clean up clients' backgrounds.

Free Criminal Consultation

Criminal Defense Attorneys defending Clients against Illinois criminal charges

Felony and Misdemeanor Defense

Guilty or innocent, your Constitutional rights must be followed and protected. This includes your right to remain silent, which we strongly advise you to do. We can stop interrogations at police stations and ensure you remain silent. You are also afforded the right to face your accuser. The police and prosecution’s focus is on getting you to provide incriminating information — not uncovering the truth. Cops are backed by prosecutors with limitless government resources to make the charges stick. Illinois jails and prisons are filled with people who thought they could talk their way out of criminal charges. This includes those who agreed to a plea bargain without knowing their rights under the law.  Fighting the State of Illinois without the help of a qualified defense attorney is like entering a lion’s den with a pellet gun.  Bring the fight to the State with The Chicagoland Law Firm.

It does not matter what stage your criminal case is in, you have the right to competent counsel. Our years of experience in criminal courts throughout the state allow us to help you navigate the ins and outs of the criminal defense process. Our job is to safeguard your Constitutional rights and to hold the police accountable for illegal searches and behavior.  Every courthouse in every county has its own procedures, and we are able to navigate through the maze after having practiced in various courtrooms throughout the years. 


Full-Service Cook County and DuPage County Criminal Defense Representation

The Chicagoland Law Firm defends clients across the spectrum of criminal cases. We work hard to uncover the facts and apply the law in every case we handle. How we deliver for clients is the product of the results-oriented approach developed by our team of Criminal Defense professionals.

Meticulous preparation and systematic attention to detail help our clients achieve the best outcomes possible given the facts in their case. We work with private investigators to locate and interview witnesses in preparation for trial. Every case has its own unique set of circumstances, The Chicagoland Law Firm will always provide you with the representation you deserve.

How We Work

Our results-driven approach​


Our Criminal Defense Attorney will consult with you free-of-charge to learn the facts in your case. Should you retain us, we will begin work on your case before your next court date.


Our team of legal professionals will examine police reports, videos, records, crime scenes and witness statements, and consult with experts in preparing your defense.


We will put together a case strategy with your help. If a reduced charge is appropriate, we will seek it out. If your case must go to trial, our team is ready to defend even the most serious cases.

Contact Us Today To Speak With A DuPage or Cook County Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you are arrested and charged with a crime in Chicago or the surrounding areas, time is not on your side, and you need a lawyer who knows the ins-and-outs of the criminal justice system. The Chicagoland Law Firm is your best defense. Please fill in the contact form for a free consultation. You also may call  (630) 550-5242 to speak with a member of our team right away. Attorneys are available to meet in person by appointment.

When you retain us, we will sit down with you to identify the key issues in your case. We’ll use the information we learn to develop the strategy and tactics that we’ll employ in defending you.

We know the law and we know how to make it work for you.

You’ve worried about this case enough. Let us do the worrying for you!

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Our Attorneys

Criminal Defense Attorney
James Yrkoski​
Phone : (630) 550-5242​
Jonathan S. Goldman
Phone : (630) 550-5242​

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