Chicagoland Criminal Defense Lawyers Who Try Cases Regularly

At The Law Offices of Charles Rohde, P.C, unlike many firms, we do not automatically assume that a criminal case should proceed to a plea bargain. We are prepared to represent our clients zealously and skillfully before a judge or a jury.

We Understand Criminal Prosecution And Defense

We stand firm on the side of our clients' constitutional rights, particularly the presumption of innocence. As former prosecutors, we hold the government to their burden of proof. Proof beyond reasonable doubt is a very high standard.

As defense attorneys, we represent the accused in all types of criminal cases, ranging from Class X felonies to speeding tickets. We urge you to contact us if you face criminal charges in Illinois such as:

  • First-offense or repeat offense DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs)
  • Theft
    • Burglary
    • Retail Theft
    • White Collar Crimes
      • Fraud
      • Forgery
      • ID Theft
      • Credit Card Fraud
  • Drug Crimes
    • Marijuana (cannabis) Crimes
    • Possession, Delivery and/or Manufacture of Controlled Substances
  • Violent Crimes
    • Domestic Battery
    • Aggravated Battery
    • Weapons Violations
    • Assault or Aggravated Assault
  • Sex crimes
    • Prostitution
    • Soliciting a Prostitute
    • Soliciting a Minor
    • Child Pornography
  • Speeding Tickets, Reckless Driving, Leaving the Scene of an Accident and other Traffic Violations

In addition to criminal cases, we handle administrative hearing matters, including:

  • School disciplinary proceedings
  • Professional license hearings
  • Government security clearance reviews
  • Driver's license suspension hearings

The Best Defense May Be A Proactive Approach

Each client's case receives a customized evaluation, resulting in a defense strategy tailored to your specific goals. We may determine that your case is better suited for a specialty court, such as a drug court or mental health court. We may also suggest that you begin counseling or therapy prior to going to court.

The Law Offices of Charles Rohde, P.C, has handled all aspects of felony offenses, including plea negotiations, evidentiary hearings, and bench and jury trials, for over 20 years, from both sides of the fence — as prosecutors and defense attorneys. Our clients come from throughout Chicagoland area, Kendall County and all of the collar counties.

Juvenile Delinquency — Arrests And Criminal Cases

Juvenile cases are unlike adult cases in that the purpose of the proceeding is not punishment or retribution but remediation. Families, most importantly parents, are closely involved in the juvenile court process. Juvenile courtrooms and court files are not accessible to the public, which affords confidentiality. We have been defending cases in juvenile court since 1999 and prior to that spent many years prosecuting them. Our prosecutorial experience allows us to evaluate your case as the State's Attorney will. We represent juveniles in all of the collar counties, including Kane County.

Contact Our Criminal Defense Firm

Call our Addison law offices or email us. Schedule a consultation with a defense lawyer as soon as possible if you have been arrested or are under investigation for any criminal matter anywhere in Chicagoland.