Look for an attorney who focuses their practice on criminal defense and has years of experience in this area. Make sure you ask about their specific experience with cases just like yours. For example, how many aggravated battery cases have they taken over the years? You don't want to be their first.
Find an attorney near the courthouse. If you're facing charges in DuPage County, this probably means your case will be at the Wheaton courthouse. An attorney who appears there often - even daily - is in the best position to know the ins and outs of the courthouse. They will know who the judges are, as well as the prosecutors.
Track record of success
Look for an attorney with a track record of success in defending clients. While it doesn't guarantee a result, it's a good place to start. Don't be afraid to ask your attorney about their experience.
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