Criminal Lawyers for the Maywood Courthouse
The Maywood criminal courthouse is located at 1500 Maybrook Avenue in Maywood and is also called the District 4 court. Unlike the City of Chicago criminal courts, the Maywood court hears both civil and criminal matters. Criminal charges as minor as disorderly conduct or a DUI and crimes as serious as robbery or murder can be heard at the Maywood court. Misdemeanors carry a potential jail sentence of 364 days or less while felonies carry a potential prison term of greater than one year. Civil matters are also heard at the Maywood courthouse. Civil matters involve cases brought against individuals or businesses for such things as breach of contract or a negligence claim after a car accident.
Much like other courts, we believe that if you are going to appear at the Maywood court on a criminal charge, not only should you have an experienced criminal defense lawyer, but also one that is familiar with the prosecutors and judges at that court. Almost all of the attorneys that we recommend you consider hiring for Cook County criminal defense cases handle mostly traffic and criminal charges. Most of these attorneys are former prosecutors or attorneys that have been in the field for so long that they have developed strong relationships with the prosecutors and judges at the Maywood courthouse. This doesn't guarantee a result, but can make a difference.
Almost every lawyer we recommend for criminal and traffic defense in Maywood charges a flat fee for their services. This can be as little as a couple hundred dollars for a minor traffic offense to $1,500 or so for a jailable offense like retail theft or battery. That said, we will talk to you for free to help you find the lowest cost, competent attorney we know of for your case. In addition, every attorney we recommend offers a free consultation.
If you have general criminal defense questions or would like a referral to an attorney that focuses on criminal defense and has a track record of success at the Maywood criminal courts, please call us at (312) 346-5320 or (800) 517-1614 or fill out our contact us form and we will contact you.