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The Legal Defenders, P.C.
Chicago Area Criminal Defense Attorneys

You Have Been Arrested – Your Future Is On the Line

Nothing is more important than your freedom and your future when you are facing a criminal prosecution.

The State is looking to send you to prison and to destroy your future. The police officer that arrested you is being paid by the state. The prosecutor that is trying to convict you is being paid by the state.

The judge that is presiding over your case is being paid by the state. Even the jury, the people that are going to decide your guilt or innocence, are being paid by the state.

This is why it is critical that you hire a lawyer that not afraid to fight for you and take on the system to preserve your freedom and protect your future.

You deserve an attorney that has a proven track record of winning cases that other attorneys would be afraid to take. An attorney that will do all it takes to fight for you, because your case is all that matters to you.

The experienced attorneys at Legal Defenders, P.C., have many decades of experience taking on the police and prosecutors and helping thousands of people throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs to avoid jail and criminal convictions.

The Legal Defenders, P.C., have the knowledge and experience to fight your case and help you preserve your freedom and your future.

We will be on your side and will be there to protect you and will do everything we can to win your case.


The Legal Defenders, P.C.

James G. Dimeas

Mr. Dimeas is a 19-year veteran litigator with extensive trial experience who works on complex criminal cases.

He represents clients in cases involving serious state and federal charges, has been featured in the news, and has been quoted in numerous newspaper articles.

Mr. Dimeas is licensed to practice in all Illinois courts, the 7th Federal Circuit Court and is a member of the Federal Trial Bar.

John D. Ioakimidis

With over 16 years of experience, attorney John Ioakimidis has helped hundreds of people avoid jail and fines. He has appeared on local TV and radio shows, referenced to in newspaper articles, was featured speaker at Mayor Daley's Kid Start Program and served as Cook County Arbitrator.

In addition to earning his law degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, he received a Bachelor’s degree in American Government and a Master’s degree in International Relations.

Chicago criminal defense attorney John Ioakimidis is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the 7th Federal Circuit and all Illinois Courts.

Our law firm offers

High success rates
We've helped hundreds avoid jail, fines or both. In criminal cases, winning is everything.

Experienced attorneys
We have at least 15 years of experience. We spend our days in Court — we are aware of changes to the laws and local court. We know what we are doing!

Flat fees
Our fees are very reasonable. We do not bill by the hour. We evaluate your case and quote you a reasonable flat fee. Straight talk and fair fees!

Attorney access
We give you our email and cell phone number so you can have direct access. We are here to help you!

We only take criminal cases. Beware of attorneys who claim to be criminal defense attorneys that are really real estate attorneys and divorce attorneys. Our attorneys only handle criminal cases.

Important relationships
We have years of experience — we've developed professional relationships with prosecutors and judges which we use to help you.



Press release: Attorney James G. Dimeas Featured in News Story on Identity Theft

Noted Chicago criminal defense attorney and published author on Identity Theft crimes, James G. Dimeas, featured in video news story.

You can protect yourself from the rising threat of identity theft, by Ben Schamisso, posted on Medill Reports, Northwestern University

Learn more about identity theft

Press release: Legal Defenders, P.C. Announce Brand New Website

Legal Defenders, P.C., a leading law firm concentrating in representing people charged with criminal offenses throughout Chicago, has unveiled a brand new website full of helpful and relevant information for Chicago.

Recent victories

Drug Charges Dismissed in Kane County After Motion to Suppress Granted

May 12, 2014 - Last week, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia charges pending against my client in Kane County were dismissed after the court granted my Motion to Suppress the search of his gun safe inside his house and threw out all of the evidence seized as a result of the illegal search

Not Guilty Verdict for Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon By a Felon After Trial - Mar 16

We obtained a Not Guilty verdict at 26th and California after a bench trial for a client charged with Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon By a Felon. UUW by a Felon is a Class 2 felony in Illinois which carries a prison sentence between 3 to 7 years. Probation is not available for a defendant convicted of UUW by a Felon. Therefore, the consequences of a conviction would have been tragic for our client. He would have had to serve a minimum of 3 years in prison if he had been convicted.

Aggravated UUW Charges Dismissed in Maywood - Nov 26

On November 6, 2013, we published a post discussing how we were able to win a Motion to Quash for an 18 year old young man facing Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon felony charges in the Maywood courthouse. Today we appeared in court on this case, and faced with the court's granting of our motion to Quash, the Cook County States Attorneys Office was forced to admit defeat and dismissed all the charges against our client.

Motion to Quash Arrest Granted in UUW Case - Nov 6

Last week we won a Motion to Quash Arrest on an Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon case pending in the Maywood courthouse. The case involved an 18 year old young man who was facing a felony conviction for carrying a gun on the streets.

Not Guilty of Criminal Trespass in DuPage County - Oct 30

The client, a young lady with no criminal record whatsoever, refused to agree to plead guilty in exchange for a minor file and court supervision. The client demanded a trial and at the end the judge found her not guilty and dismissed all the charges against her.

Read more victories on our blog