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Charles Stanley Beach II

Charles Stanley Beach II

also known as Charlie Beach, Charles Beach

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Speeding & Traffic Ticket

About Me

Charles S. Beach is an accomplished author, lecturer and teacher of DUI law and cross examination methods. His practice is limited to DUI and he further limits himself to practice in Cook County Illinois.

Charles has worked for the Cook County Public Defender's Office and Clerked for Justice Judith Koehler in the 3rd District of Illinois.

He is the author of Traffic Court Practice and Procedure for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education which is the authoritative manual on how to handle matters at the Chicago Traffic Court.

Charles has been a featured lecturer and instructor for the following:

The Cook County State's Attorney's Office;

The Cook County Public Defender's Office;

The Chicago Police Department;

The Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers;

The Chicago Bar Association; and

The Women's Criminal Defense Bar.

Charles is a member of Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Women's Criminal Defense Bar and the Illinois State Bar Association.

Mr. Beach has taken hundreds of DUI cases to trial and motion, achieving outstanding results for his clients.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. DUI & DWI: 90%
    16 years, 500 cases
  2. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 10%
    16 years, 500 cases



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

18 total 

  • Marie Joanna Taraska

    Charles is a great lawyer who is always around to assist his clients and other attorneys as well.


    Marie Taraska Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Rebecca Marie Whiting

    Charlie Beach is a fantastic attorney. He is extremely knowledgeable, and has a superior understanding of DUI and traffic law. He is well respected in the community and has an excellent reputation for providing quality representation. I endorse him fully!


    Rebecca Whiting Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

33 N Dearborn St #1950
Chicago, IL, 60602



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199608/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Am JurAmerican Jurisprudence1995

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PrinicipalCharles S. Beach, PC2011 - Present
ClerkAppellate Court of Illinios, Third District1998 - 1999
Assistand Public DefenderCook Count Public Defender's Office1997 - 1998


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Chicago Bar Association Traffic Law CommitteeVice Chair2011 - 2012
Illinois Association of Criminal Defense LawyersSecretary2011 - 2012
Hamlin Park Neighbors, NFPPresident2011 - 2012
Chicago Bar Association Traffic Law CommiteeChair2010 - 2011
Chicago Bar Association Traffic Law CommiteeChair2009 - 2010
Chicago Bar Association Traffic Law CommitteeChair2008 - 2009
Chicago Bar Association Traffic Law CommitteeChair2005 - 2006
Chicago Bar Association Traffic Law CommitteeChair2002 - 2003

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
People v MJMotion granted, case dismissed
People v. HudsonNot Guilty
People v. SzlembarskiNot Guilty

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Publication NameTitleDate
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationChicago Traffic Court Practice and Procedure2011


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Michigan State UniversityFinanceBA - Bachelor of Arts1992

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
DUI BootcampDUI and Summary Suspension Law2012
Chicago Police AcademyDUI Defense Perspective2012
Winning: Blows, Stops and TrialsDUI2011
Courtroom Cross Skills: Summary Suspension TrainingSummary Suspension Hearings2011
Cook County Public Defender's Nutshell ProgramDefending the DUI2011
State's Attorney TrainingA defense perspective on DUI's2010
Criminal Law NutshellDefending Drinking Drivers2010
Chicago Police Academy Training-AdvancedCross Examination Techniques2009
Chicago Bar AssociationCross Examination Techniques for DUI2009
Chicago Bar AssociationSuppressing Breath and Blood2008
Chicago Bar AssociationDefending the Drunk Driver2007