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Practice Areas

Criminal Defense

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No matter what kind of crime you have been accused of, you need to know two things: You should take your charge seriously, and Chicago Trusted Attorneys can help you.

Gun Crimes

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The gun laws in Illinois can be difficult to keep track of. If you’ve been charged with a gun-related violation, we’ll help you protect your rights and prove your case.

Drug Possession

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We believe that a simple mistake shouldn’t land you in prison for years. That’s why we’re prepared to fight for the rights of those who are accused of drug possession.


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A drunk driving charge doesn’t have to turn into a conviction—especially if you work with a qualified Chicago criminal defense attorney at our firm. We’re here to help you through this.

Theft Charges

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The punishments for a theft conviction can vary widely. One of the best ways to reduce or avoid these punishments is to work with an experienced and trusted defense attorney.


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There’s no getting around it: Felony charges are serious in Illinois. But our firm has the tools to help you beat or reduce your felony charge. Contact us today.


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Not all marks on your record are permanent. Getting something expunged from your record can be the best way to truly get your life back. We can help you with that.

Speeding Tickets

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Speeding isn’t always just your word against the police officer’s. Our attorneys can help you prove your side of the story and get your ticket thrown out or reduced.

Traffic Tickets

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Traffic tickets may seem relatively minor, but some can have serious consequences. Our firm can help you defend yourself against your traffic ticket and potentially avoid negative repercussions.


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TRUSTED Attorneys on Your Side

When you’ve been charged with a crime, stress and fear overwhelm your daily life. You know you need help, but you’re not sure where to find it. It’s time to contact a trusted Chicago criminal defense lawyer.

The experienced and qualified lawyers at Chicago Trusted Attorneys can take away the fear and stress you feel after you’ve been charged with a crime. How can we do that? By mounting a strong legal defense against the charges you’re facing.

Whether you are facing a traffic ticket or your charge is a misdemeanor, felony, first offense, or the latest in a long list, the attorneys at Chicago Trusted Attorneys have successfully handled a similar case. The effects of a conviction, which can range from strain in the home and at work to years in prison, can follow you for a lifetime. Don’t let a conviction happen to you.

A committed, knowledgeable criminal lawyer at our firm can protect your rights, ease your mind, and help you beat your charges. To find out more, give us a call or fill out our online contact form.


Criminal Defense Attorneys IN THE CHICAGO AREA

Attorneys Serving Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kankakee, Lake, and Will Counties

Chicago and the surrounding areas have no shortage of criminal lawyers, so why work with us? We believe our countless satisfied clients and successful case results answer that question for us, but we’ll work hard throughout your case to prove to you that teaming up with our firm was the right choice.

We’ve handled thousands of criminal defense cases, and we have proven courtroom experience. But you’re not just a number to us—we treat every client like the individual he or she is, and our many reviews support our personal approach to a case. We believe your case deserves personalized attention and a tailor-made defense that will get results. Our motto has been to treat clients like family and to get results so we can get you back to normal.

To better serve you during this stressful time in your life, our Chicago criminal defense team is available to answer your phone calls around the clock. We’re flexible with our appointment scheduling, which means we’re more than happy to meet with you at a time that works with the demands of your daily life.

If you choose Chicago Trusted Attorneys to defend you against your charges, you’ll know what kinds of fees to expect going into the partnership. We quote flat-rate fees and offer payment plans because we want the bottom line to be clear to you from the very beginning.

Trust us to be different. We truly care.

We are experienced, trusted defense lawyers in Chicago who fight tirelessly for our clients. Headed by attorney David M. Smith, we work hard to protect our clients from harsh criminal penalties. For us, criminal defense is a passion.

That passion stems from helping people who face tremendous adversity. Standing up for you, a brother, sister, son, or daughter, is what the lawyers at Chicago Trusted Attorneys were born to do. We have battled cases against all odds and won. Our backs have been up against the wall before, and we have won.

We fight for you and your family like it means something because, to us, it does. You, your family, and your future matter to us. Past clients remain friends and trust us deeply. We know this because we are constantly referred cases by our past clients.

Over the years, we have honed our litigation abilities to give us an edge when we fight for our clients in court. But a lot

goes into a criminal case before it reaches the courtroom. We bring to the table a wealth of experience and knowledge in fields like forensic science and legal writing. We use those assets to help our clients. Over the years, we have honed our litigation abilities to give us the edge we need when we fight for our clients in court. But a lot goes into a criminal case before it reaches the courtroom. We bring to the table a wealth of legal experience and background knowledge in fields like forensic science and legal writing, and we use those assets to help our clients.

We believe in standing up for our clients against all odds. We believe in communication every step of the way. And we believe in protecting your rights.

To learn more about Chicago Trusted Attorneys, give us a call or fill out the form below to schedule a consultation

DEFENDING YOUR RIGHTS for the Outcome You Need

We know that what you really want is an attorney who will help you beat your charges. We also know how to make that happen. We routinely represent clients facing a broad range of charges, from traffic offenses (CDL drivers) to drug crimes and felonies to misdemeanors

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There are plenty of criminal defense attorneys in Chicago and throughout Illinois, so what makes Chicago Trusted Attorneys different? It’s all in our name.

We put a premium on trust. That means we will work hard to build a real relationship with you, and we’ll never treat you like you’re just another case to us. Your case—and your life—matter to you, so they matter to us, too.

When you team up with us, we’ll get to work finding evidence, building a bulletproof defense, and identifying a solution for you. And we’ll keep you informed every step of the way. A lot goes into building a defense against a criminal charge, and we know you don’t have the time, energy, or expertise to do what the best Chicago criminal defense lawyers do.

With us, you won’t have to worry about all that. Give us your story, and we’ll take it from there.

Chicago Bar Association

The Chicago Bar Association is one of the most active and oldest bar associations in the United States. At Chicago Trusted Attorneys, we are proud members of this distinguished organization.

Will County Bar Association

With its commitment to legal education, service, and professional development, the Will County Bar Association’s mission fits nicely with the client-focused mission of Chicago Trusted Attorneys.

DuPage County Bar Association

As part of our ongoing and important mission to serve and advocate for the people of Chicago and surrounding areas, we are proud members of the DuPage County Bar Association.

Illinois State Bar Association

The Illinois State Bar Association and its more than 28,000 members are committed to improving the administration of justice in Illinois. That’s a mission we’re happy to get behind.

National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys

Through a rigorous selection process, the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys identifies the top criminal defense lawyers in every state each year. We are proud to have made the list.

BBB Accredited Business

Chicago Trusted Attorneys is proud to be accredited by the Better Business Bureau. We believe our A+ rating showcases the commitment and service we give to all of our clients.


Within the first phone call I felt listened to and my concerns seemed to be understood. Throughout the entire process I was kept informed with updates and check ins. On top of everything, they’re affordable and allowed me to make payments so that I was not placed in a financial strain.

Jamie H.

I must say they did great work. I was facing a potential felony with 30 days in jail or 300 hours of community service. I ended up getting just 240 hours of community service and court supervision with a minor fine. Very happy with their service and will recommend David M. smith to others.

Eric J.

Took me a while to get to this… which is the exact opposite of what David did for my case. From dealing with overbearing family to giving me the occasional ride to court. Everything was handled graciously.. definite recommend!!

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A Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney WILL FIGHT FOR YOU

If you’ve been charged with a crime, you don’t have time to waste. We know how serious this is, and that’s why we’ll give our undivided attention to your defense and your needs.

Let us prove our commitment to you during a consultation. To schedule an appointment with a Chicago criminal defense lawyer at Chicago Trusted Attorneys, give us a call at 312-519-3171 or fill out the online contact form at the bottom of this page.

Chicago Criminal Defense FAQs

It’s normal to have a lot of questions after you have been charged with a crime in Chicago or anywhere in Illinois. It’s a confusing time filled with uncertainty. Fortunately, the defense lawyers at Chicago Trusted Attorneys are here to cut through the confusion and get you the answers you need.

To that end, we have detailed the answers to some common questions we receive. Of course, you can always give us a call or fill out our contact form to get answers about your unique situation from a qualified, compassionate, and trusted attorney.

What should I do if there is a warrant for my arrest?

After you’ve discovered that a warrant for your arrest has been issued, perhaps the most important thing to do is avoid panicking. Panic, while natural, won’t get you anywhere. Instead, contact an attorney right away. Your lawyer can help you determine the best way to turn yourself in and immediately start working on your defense.

How can I avoid the embarrassment of a public arrest?

If you know you are going to be arrested for an alleged crime in Illinois, you may instantly fear the idea of being arrested in front of family or friends or in your workplace. That’s understandable, but it doesn’t have to end up that way. We can help you arrange to turn yourself in so you can avoid the hassle of a public arrest. After that, we’ll get started on your defense.

Is it possible to beat a drunk driving charge?

Yes, it is possible. How possible it is in your situation will depend on the unique circumstances surrounding your case, but a qualified criminal defense lawyer in Chicago can give you an honest assessment of your situation and the best possible chance of coming out of this unscathed. To find out more about how a lawyer can help you with a DUI charge, get in touch with us today.

Should I work with a public defender?

Public defenders serve an important purpose in our legal system, but unfortunately, they are often overworked. They can be asked to handle countless cases at one time, which means they may have very little time to devote to your case—the one that matters most to you. Hiring a private criminal defense lawyer at our firm, on the other hand, means you will get our undivided attention and dedication.

What if I have been wrongfully accused of a crime?

Unfortunately, people are falsely accused of crimes more often than you might think. Police and witnesses are human, and they make mistakes. The good news is that your defense lawyer will know how to find the right evidence to prove your innocence.

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