Charles Beach is a highly regarded DUI and Traffic attorney serving Chicago and the suburbs.Charlie is often a featured speaker on DUI law in seminars around Chicago.Charles Beach is on the forefront of complex traffic cases such as aggravated speeding.
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1996||11/18/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Am Jur||American Jurisprudence||1995|
|Prinicipal||Charles S. Beach, PC||2011 - Present|
|Clerk||Appellate Court of Illinios, Third District||1998 - 1999|
|Assistand Public Defender||Cook Count Public Defender's Office||1997 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Parliamentarian||2015 - 2016|
|Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Immediate Past President||2014 - 2015|
|Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||President||2013 - 2014|
|Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||President-Elect||2012 - 2013|
|Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Secretary||2011 - 2012|
|Chicago Bar Association Traffic Law Committee||Vice Chair||2011 - 2012|
|Hamlin Park Neighbors, NFP||President||2011 - 2016|
|Chicago Bar Association Traffic Law Commitee||Chair||2010 - 2011|
|Chicago Bar Association Traffic Law Commitee||Chair||2009 - 2010|
|Chicago Bar Association Traffic Law Committee||Chair||2008 - 2009|
|Chicago Bar Association, Traffic Laws Committee||Chair||2007 - 2008|
|Chicago Bar Association Traffic Law Committee||Chair||2002 - 2003|
|Chicago Bar Association, Traffic Laws Committee||Chair||2001 - 2002|
|People v MJ||Motion granted, case dismissed|
|People v Dybas||Suspension Rescinded|
|People v. Szlembarski||Not Guilty|
|See all legal cases|
|Institute of Continuing Legal Education (Illinois)||Chicago Traffic Court Practice and Procedure||2014|
|Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education||Chicago Traffic Court Practice and Procedure||2011|
|DePaul University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|Michigan State University||Finance||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|Illinois Legislature||Defense Subpoena Power||2016|
|DUI Boot Camp||DUI Expert Witnesses||2015|
|DUI Bootcamp||DUI and Summary Suspension Law||2012|
|Chicago Police Academy||DUI Defense Perspective||2012|
|Winning: Blows, Stops and Trials||DUI||2011|
|Courtroom Cross Skills: Summary Suspension Training||Summary Suspension Hearings||2011|
|Cook County Public Defender's Nutshell Program||Defending the DUI||2011|
|State's Attorney Training||A defense perspective on DUI's||2010|
|Criminal Law Nutshell||Defending Drinking Drivers||2010|
|Chicago Police Academy Training-Advanced||Cross Examination Techniques||2009|
|Chicago Bar Association||Cross Examination Techniques for DUI||2009|
|Chicago Bar Association||Suppressing Breath and Blood||2008|
|Chicago Bar Association||Defending the Drunk Driver||2007|
Posted by Hector
I was referred to Charles Beach by a relative of mine who happens to work as an interpreter in the Cook County courts. Charlie, as he goes by, is extremely revered and admired by his peers and colleagues as he was the first name mentioned as someone I should immediately retain his services.
Our first meeting set the standard for what Charlie brings to the table. Prior to meeting him I was very unsure and extremely uniformed of the process involving my case. Obviously Charlie has been practicing law successfully for many years which makes him knowledgeable in his specialty, but it his intrinsic qualities, his confidence, empathy, and extreme professionalism that reassured me I made the best decision to hire him as my attorney.
My case lasted closely to a year and not once did Charlie over promise or under deliver as he was very upfront and honest with the on-goings of my case. He made sure I set my expectations relative to the circumstances from the start to finish.
In essence, Charles Beach is the real deal; a winner through and through that will “put the gloves on” for his clients and fight until the bell of the twelfth round. To this day I still owe many thanks to Charles Beach and his staff.
Posted by TSJ
On January 3rd 2010, I had the misfortune of being in an extremely serious car crash. The police found the details of the crash were of questionable circumstance, and as the driver of the car I was charged with two very serious felonies, driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless driving,my drivers license was taken and to be suspended for indeterminate length of time. I was hospitalized with multiple fractures and other serious injuries, the CPD was lets say (less than compassionate), I was taken to the nearest hospital with the capability of handling traumatic injuries of the nature of mine. The police continued an intense "interrogation" through out my emergent care, and they were actually attempting to have me submit to tests while heavily sedated, and in excruciating pain. After my transfer to ICU I was promptly "chained" to a bed in spite of serious fractures and the advice of the hospital staff not to do so.Thankfully upon the contact of friends, whom are medical doctors this was remedied post haste. This is mentioned as this all was proven to be a huge lapse of judgment on the part of the CPD, and was later used in trial by Mr Beach and proved to be a detriment to the case presented by the CPD. I was in immediate need of legal counsel and representation in view of these serious charges. Charles Beach was highly recommended by a personal friend who works as a prosecuting attorney within the Cook county court system. Upon contacting Mr Beach he and his incredibly professional and knowledgeable staff took charge and assured me that my case was in the hands of the most knowledgeable and skilled attorney in the City. Mr Beach's assistant Martie, explained that time was 'of the essence' in the re-reinstatement of my driving privileges, I forwarded the documents required to do so. Upon my first court appearance not only were my driving privileges restored, Mr Beach found discrepancies in documents regarding the accident and the suspension of my license, this charge was immediately dismissed and was no longer a cogent charge in the case.
I could continue with a plethora of praise for Mr Beach, but space will not allow.In short, after numerous court appearances with Mr Beach's incredibly professional and compassionate representation, all of my felony charges were dismissed, resulting in a misdemeanor charge and a short period of court supervision. Charlie allowed me to retain the proprietorship of my reputation within the community and the ability to continue my employment with no repercussion.
I would recommend Charles Beach as the most knowledgeable, competent, and professional attorney within in Cook county.
Posted by Joe
I was arrested in May of 2013 for DUI in Chicago. Mr. Beach was the fourth lawyer I contacted, and based upon his helpful responses and reasonable expectations, I knew he was the one to go with. His fees are very reasonable, and even though my case dragged on for a little over a year, his rates remained fixed with no additional charges for motions being filed or court appearances.
Mr. Beach immediately filed a motion to rescind the summary suspension on my driver's license, and within two months my driving privileges were restored. In addition, he also filed a successful motion to have my arrest quashed. After the State's motion to reconsider was rejected, there was a tense time with the possibility of the case going to the Appellate Court, but in the end the charge was dropped.
If anyone I know finds themselves in a situation like mine, I would tell them to not hesitate and call Mr. Beach immediately.
Posted by Martin
I retained Charles Beach for assistance when I ran afoul of the City of Chicago's revenue-generation machine on South Lake Shore Drive - and only after an initial court-date where I had attempted to represent myself ended with a Cook County Circuit Judge threatening to throw me into jail. Charles Beach was highly recommended by a good friend, and he was billed as nothing short of a "traffic court guru."
And he certainly lived up to the billing. Charles Beach was prompt, courteous, and respectful from our first interaction to our last. He quickly settled on a strategy and explained all of the possible outcomes as he understood them - based, of course, on his incomparable knowledge of the various judges and state's attorneys who populate the Daley Center. Charles Beach was able to bring my case to a favorable resolution, for which I am very grateful.
Without reservation, I would recommend Charles Beach to anyone and everyone I know who has suffered an unfortunate encounter with the City of Chicago's revenue-generation...I mean Traffic Management...apparatus. Several days after my case was resolved favorably, I ran into a Cook County Circuit Judge whom I know socially, and when I mentioned that Charles Beach had been my attorney, he responded that "Charlie was one of his heroes."
One of mine, too.
Rebecca Whiting, Immigration Attorney
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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!
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