DUPAGE COUNTY CRIMINAL ATTORNEYS

When the police want to talk to you, you need a criminal attorney. When you have suffered a serious injury in an accident, you need an attorney. In both cases, you need an attorney with the experience, knowledge and resources who promptly responds to your call or e-mail. In Chicago and Wheaton, Illinois, you can depend on the experience and personal service you will find at the Russo Law Offices.

DCFS Investigations and Administrative Appeals
Have you been contacted by a DCFS case worker? Are you aware that someone has contacted DCFS as a result of your actions? You are entitled to legal representation. We will focus on acting swiftly and aggressively to protect your rights and your children.

Experience You Can Trust
With over 15 years of legal experience plus investigative experience, Mr Russo is committed to delivering excellent legal service to every client. At the Russo Law Offices in Wheaton and Chicago, you can be assured of finding the right lawyer to help you through a difficult legal issue. Attorney Richard Russo, using all the resources of the Associated Legal Services Chartered, provides experienced representation for clients who require a criminal defense lawyer.

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PRACTICE AREAS

For most people the most common experience with the legal system is a traffic violation or an auto accident. If you are not familiar with your rights and how these events might affect your driving privileges, it can be very costly; especially for young drivers

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Will you lose your driver’s license if you were arrested on a DUI/DWI charge? What are the consequences? What are the steps you have to go through?

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If you need to drive, you may be eligible for a Restricted Driving Permit. Most people need to drive. Driving to work, driving during work, driving to school, to medical appointments, – all require a valid driver’s license. Talk to an attorney about a restricted driving permit.

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How long should you need to explain a mistake you made one time, perhaps many years ago? Even a misdemeanor arrest as a teenager can threaten your ability to get or keep a job, apply for a professional license or qualify for a loan

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Juvenile offenders not only need a lawyer, the law requires that a juvenile offender have a lawyer. If your child is going before a juvenile court judge, talk to a lawyer with juvenile court experience.

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Even a rumor of committing a sex crime can be extremely damaging to one’s reputation. If you are under suspicion for a sex crime, talk to an experienced attorney before you talk to anyone else.

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The sentence for a drug charge can be very significant. If you are facing drug charges, talk to a lawyer who understands the seriousness of the charges and the consequences.

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If you have been arrested for assault, rape, murder or any other violent crime, the charges are serious. At the Russo Law Offices in Wheaton, Illinois, we bring a team approach to every violent crime case because we understand that our client’s freedom could be at risk – for the rest of his or her life, in some cases.

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Have you been charged with theft? If convicted, the sentence can range from court supervision to time spent in a penitentiary. A conviction – no matter how small or large the consequences – will leave you with a criminal record.

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They are often called white collar crimes or financial crimes. Embezzlement, fraud, credit card fraud and other crimes can result in a criminal record, a jail or prison term, and a loss of reputation. As soon as you are aware that you may face charges, talk to a criminal defense lawyer.

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Domestic violence cases are difficult for everyone involved. All family members have to deal with the aftermath of something that may have started with a misunderstanding but ended with the police taking someone into custody. If you are accused of domestic violence, talk to an attorney before you talk to anyone else — including the police.

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When DCFS is contacted regarding a report of possible abuse or neglect they will conduct an investigation. Unlike a criminal case or investigation, the level of proof needed is substantially lower. DCFS only needs to find what they determine is “credible evidence” that abuse or neglect occurred.

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Happy Clients

Rich had great attention to all details and extensive knowledge on how to proceed quickly and effectively. Was great in explaining the situation in simple terms. I was extremely Happy. Worth all results!

Ryan

Mr. Russo and staff are the best team to be on your side. They are dedicated to helping you defend yourself in court. They are honest and up front with all aspects of my situation. I highly recommend this firm. Thank you Mr. Russo and staff for everything that you have done for me and my family.

Annemarie

Used Richard twice for representation. Great guy. Better lawyer. Definitely would recommend. Hopefully don’t have to again.

Jorge