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Criminal Lawyers for the Markham Courthouse
The Markham criminal courthouse is located at 16501 South Kedzie Parkway in Markham and is also called the District 6 court. Unlike the City of Chicago criminal courts, the Markham court hears both civil and criminal matters. Illinois criminal charges as minor as a speeding ticket and crimes as serious as murder can be heard at the Markham court. The Markham court also hears civil matters, which include breach of contract and tort claims such as negligence.
Much like other courts, we believe that if you are going to appear at the Markham court on a criminal charge, you should have an experienced criminal defense lawyer and one who 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 some time and have developed relationships with the prosecutors and judges. Having someone on your side who has an established relationship with the prosecutor and judge is not a guarantee of a good result but it can make a difference.
When we suggest a Markham criminal attorney, we look for someone who is either from the south side or appears at the court so often that they might as well be. It is truly amazing to see how having a connected attorney can be the reason you win a case.
Of the law firms that we recommend, almost all work on a flat fee basis when it comes to handling claims at Markham. The total cost of hiring an attorney will depend on the exact charge. A speeding ticket is likely to just be a couple hundred dollars. A misdemeanor, which could mean jail time if convicted, is usually between $1,000 and $2,000. Our best advice is to be wary of the cheapest lawyers out there. We find that these attorneys often aren’t doing the hard work to protect their clients, but rather often tell them to plead guilty and look at being on probation as a big win. It’s not and especially for first time offenses you can typically do much better with the right Markham criminal law firm in your corner.
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 Markham 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.