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.


Who We Are

We are experienced, trusted defense lawyers in Chicago who fight tirelessly for our clients. Headed by attorney David M. Smith, we work every day 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 and your family and your future matter to our lawyers. Past clients remain friends for years and trust our attorneys 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 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.


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.


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.

Read on for more information about some of our practice areas.


In Illinois, drunk driving is a serious matter. Being charged with driving under the influence (DUI) can land you in jail. DUIs can carry serious financial penalties, drivers license suspensions, ignition interlock devices, and mandatory alcohol education and treatment. We have literally saved people’s jobs by successfully handling their DUI case in a matter of days so they were not fired. 

If you’ve been charged with drunk driving in Chicago, the goal is to reduce the penalties you face or avoid them completely. A DUI defense attorney at our firm can help.

Sex Crimes

Sex crime charges, such as sexual abuse and rape, can do much more damage to your life than the severe criminal penalties even suggest. You may know you’re facing potential jail or prison time if you’re convicted of a sex crime in Chicago, but have you considered the effects a conviction will have on your relationships with your family members and coworkers?

Your freedom, family life, and job could be at risk if you’re convicted. That’s why it’s so important to contact a defense lawyer at Chicago Trusted Attorneys. We are highly experienced in these serious cases and fight with everything possible to prevent a conviction and registration as a sexual offender. 

Drug Charges

Being convicted of a drug charge in Illinois can flip your life upside-down in an instant. There’s no way around it—drug charges are serious, and convictions are life-altering.

You may feel that there is no defense for your drug charges if, for example, you were arrested with drugs in your possession. Our Chicago defense lawyers are here to tell you that you can fight your charges. Let us show you how and help you protect your future. We include the filing and argument of Motions to Suppress Evidence and Quash Arrest in all of our flat fees so you get the representation necessary to effectively fight a drug charge.

Theft Charges

Charges related to theft vary widely, and so do their punishments. A shoplifting charge may seem relatively minor, but if you’re accused of stealing a high-value item, you could be charged with a felony. There’s no doubt that felonies are serious, but even misdemeanors can have irreversible negative effects on your future.

Our qualified and committed attorneys will gather evidence and build you a bulletproof defense to give you the best chance possible of beating your theft charge.

Felonies and Misdemeanors

Both felonies and misdemeanors can tarnish your record. They stick with you for a long time, and they can be visible to employers. Of course, they can also leave you with fines and jail time, among other potential punishments. 

We know how to work every type of misdemeanor and felony charge because we have been there before with past clients. Your case is unique, so we begin with a thorough interview with you, followed by an in-depth investigation. The investigation will include subpoenaing video, documents, or other evidence that could help to win the case. We then review the evidence with you to determine the best strategy to win.

Whether it’s a felony or misdemeanor, your charge is serious. Building a strong defense is likely the only way to avoid the penalties you currently face. We’re here to help you do that.


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 312-931-5411 or fill out the online contact form at the bottom of this page.