DuPage County Criminal Defense Attorney
If you’ve been arrested or facing criminal charges, call DuPage County criminal defense attorney Gus Kostopoulos today. Gus is a former DuPage County prosecutor with over 20 years experience handling all criminal matters.
During his time as an Assistant State’s Attorney, Gus was promoted to the position of First Chair of a Courtroom, where he oversaw a team of prosecutors and handled thousands of criminal cases. As a defense attorney, Gus uses this experience to your advantage.
Whether you’re located in Aurora, Naperville, Wheaton, Downers Grove, or anywhere else in DuPage County, Gus has the experience and knowledge to help you achieve the best possible outcome. Call today for a free consultation so that we can discuss your legal options. We’re available 24/7 to take your call at (630) 279-0542.
Visit our DuPage County, IL Criminal Law Office
Kostopoulos Law Group is conveniently in Oakbrook Terrace, IL at 2 Mid America Plaza, Suite 832, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181.
Criminal Defense Practice Areas
Our attorneys have experience defending clients against a variety of criminal charges including:
- Aggravated Battery
- Attempted Murder
- Domestic Violence
- Drug Crimes
- Sex Crimes
- White Collar Crimes,
- Federal Charges
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Recent Case Results
DuPage County Court: Client charged with domestic battery. At the Order of Protection trial, Gus cross-examined the accuser and the accuser’s witnesses, showing the judge that the accuser’s testimony was not credible. RESULT: The judge ruled for our client and dismissed the order of protection. TRIAL VICTORY
DuPage County Court: Our client was charged with battering an ex-wife. The accuser testified that our client beat her, and the police showed pictures of her injuries. RESULT: After Gus cross-examined the accuser, the judge ruled in favor of our client and dismissed the charges. TRIAL VICTORY
DuPage County Court: Client charged with DUI and Child Endangerment Counts. Accused of causing an accident, knocking down a light pole, having children in the car, failing all Field Sobriety Tests and Blowing More than Twice the Limit (.176). RESULT: Found NOT GUILTY at trial. TRIAL VICTORY
Experience You Can Trust
We know that DuPage County has hundreds of criminal defense attorneys to choose from. Gus sets himself apart by personally handling your case. When you hire Gus, you get the personalized attention of an experienced attorney with a proven track record.
When choosing an attorney, it’s important to hire one that has knowledge of the DuPage County courts and local rules. As a former prosecutor in DuPage, Gus handled thousands of cases and will put this experience to work for you.
Defending Criminal Charges in Wheaton, Naperville, and all of DuPage County
When you are arrested for a crime in DuPage County you have the right to defend yourself against any criminal charges that the state may file against you. The defenses that you assert should help to clarify, justify, and/or explain your alleged behavior.
Our defense attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case and determine which defenses may be the most useful. Defenses that are frequently asserted include:
- Lack of criminal intent
- Lack of required knowledge
- Lack of criminal motive
- Acting under force or duress
- Accuser has motivation to lie,
- Acting in self-defense, and
- Violation of Constitutional rights.
The best way to defend yourself is by hiring an attorney handle your case. Call the Kostopoulos Law Group today to request a free consultation with our skilled defense attorneys.
Why Should I Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney?
When you are charged with a crime in DuPage County, your future is on the line. A conviction can result in harsh criminal penalties, including lengthy terms of imprisonment and expensive fines. Once you have completed your criminal sentence you will still be forced to live with a criminal record.
Having a criminal record will make your life incredibly difficult. You will find that you may no longer be able to do the things you once took for granted, like renting a safe apartment or securing a good-paying job. You can avoid the consequences of a criminal conviction by asserting a powerful defense.
Hiring an attorney will help you secure the best possible outcome in your criminal case. Here’s why:
1. You’ll level the playing field.
The state will be represented by experienced attorneys who are intimately familiar with the law and local DuPage County procedures. These attorneys will understand how to manipulate you during this stressful time. They may convince you to say something that incriminates you or persuade you to accept a plea deal that really isn’t in your best interest.
When you hire an attorney you take away any advantage that the state once had. This is especially true when you hire a former prosecutor to handle your case.
2. Investigations are important.
The state will conduct a thorough investigation into your alleged criminal activity. However, they will only be searching for information that supports their case against you.
When you hire us, we will conduct an independent investigation and uncover any information that is relevant to your case. Even the smallest details can make a world of difference in a criminal matter. In some cases, these small details could be the difference between dropped charges and a conviction.
3. Your rights may have been violated.
The state should not be allowed to benefit if its law enforcement officers violate your Constitutional rights. You may not know or realize that your rights have been violated. When you hire the Kostopoulos Law Group to lead your defense, we will review all interactions you’ve had with police and determine if your rights have been infringed.
If we discover a violation we will immediately ask the court to suppress any evidence that may have been tainted. When the state loses important evidence, they may not be able to continue with their case against you. This can help to secure a favorable plea or get the charges dropped in their entirety.
DuPage County Crimes Overview
DuPage County is home to an estimated 925,500 people in the state of Illinois. This diverse county is west of Chicago and contains some of the state’s most affluent and poorest cities. The mix of demographics makes it both one of the safest and most dangerous counties in the state.
Much of the crime attributed to this county can be traced to nearby Chicago which, in 2015, was the 16th deadliest city in the country with more than 18.5 murders per 100,000 residents. DuPage County itself saw a 1% decline in overall criminal activity over a decade. However, during that same time, violent crime rose by 7%.
Call Kostopoulos Law Group Today
Call DuPage County criminal lawyer Gus Kostopoulos if you’re facing charges. Gus’s experience as a former prosecutor will greatly benefit you during this difficult time.
When you call us for your free consultation, we will:
- Review the facts of your case,
- Explain your legal rights, and
- Advise you of the best course of legal action.
We are available 24/7 to take your call.