DuPage County is the second most populous county in the State of Illinois with a population of roughly 1 million people. DuPage County is just outside of Chicago, which is in Cook County. Chicago is the most populous city in Illinois and Cook County is the most populous county in Illinois. DuPage County is mostly developed with pockets of farmland. Slightly more than half of the population in DuPage County is female and 62% of DuPage County residents consider themselves to be white collar workers, while 37% consider themselves to be blue collar workers. DuPage County is a very diverse county. Some sections in DuPage County include some of the wealthiest communities in Illinois while other areas in DuPage County include some of the poorest communities in Illinois. DuPage County was formed in 1839 out of parts of Cook County and took its name from the DuPage River which took its name from a French trader who had settled in the area. It is a rather large county with roughly 336 square miles of area. Some cities in DuPage County are Aurora, Batavia, Chicago (part), Elmhurst, Darien, Naperville, Wheaton, Wood Dale, West Chicago, Warrenville and St. Charles (part). Some Villages in DuPage are Addison, Bartlett, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Clarendon Hills, Downers Grove, Glendale Heights, Glyn Ellyn, Hinsdale, Itasca, Lisle, Lombard, Oak Brook, Roselle, Villa Park, Westmont, Willowbrook, Winfield and Woolridge. In addition, parts of the following villages fall into DuPage County: Bollingbrook, Burr Ridge, Elk Grove Village, Hanover Park, Lemont, Schaumburg, and Wayne.
Each city and village in DuPage County has its own local police force. The DuPage County Sheriff’s Department has jurisdiction throughout DuPage County. A section of the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office has a patrol division which patrols the entire County. Another section operates the DuPage County Jail and provides security for all the courthouses located throughout DuPage County. The DuPage County Sheriff’s Office is headquartered at 505 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60187. The DuPage County Jail is also located at 501 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60187.
All criminal cases in DuPage County are prosecuted by the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office. The office is made up of a Felony Crime Division which is made up of 3 attorneys assigned to each of the 6 felony courtrooms in DuPage County. There’s a Special Prosecution Division which assigns one attorney to a specific crime. The specific units in the Special Prosecution Division are the Narcotics Unit, the Public Integrity/Financial Crimes Unit, the Gang Crimes Unit and Felony Screening Unit. The Felony Screening Unit is made up of prosecutors who review cases and authorize the filing of the appropriate criminal charges. The office has a Sexual Violence/Child Protection Division which handles juvenile delinquency cases in the 2 courtrooms in which such cases are assigned and 2 prosecutors who handle cases involving severe Domestic Abuse or sexual crimes involving children. Finally there’s a Misdemeanor and Traffic Division that handle all the traffic and misdemeanor cases in the 9 courtrooms in the main courthouse at 505 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60187, as well as the 4 branch courthouses located throughout the county.
The main courthouse in DuPage County is located at 505 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60187. All felonies and misdemeanors are handled at the main Courthouse in Wheaton. During weekdays, bond court is held in courtroom 2002 at 505 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton. On weekends, bond court is held at the Sheriff’s office at 501 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton Illinois. In addition to the main courthouse there are 4 Branch Courthouses in DuPage County. The Branch Courthouses handle traffic cases and Municipal Violation charges from the various cities and villages in DuPage County. The Branch Courthouses are located at the following locations:
- Addison – 3 Friendship Plaza, Addison, Illinois 60101
- Downers Grove – 4000 Saratoga Avenue, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
- Glendale Heights – 300 E. Fullerton Avenue, 2nd Floor, Glendale Heights, Illinois 60139
- Wheaton – 505 N. County Farm Road, 1st Floor, Wheaton, Illinois 60187
Municipal Violations are handled by attorney’s working for each city or village and do not work for the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office.
We are a highly experienced and well respected criminal defense firm with over 46 combined years of experience aggressively and effectively representing people in criminal cases in DuPage County. Our office was started in 1995 and has represented thousands of people facing criminal charges. We have a proven track record of success and satisfied and grateful clients. We are well respected in the local legal community and recognized nationally for our exceptional rates of success and talent. To speak to us you can call us toll free anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 1-800-228-7295 or locally at 312-229-5500.