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St. Charles Criminal Attorneys | Criminal Defense Lawyers in St. Charles, IL

Our St. Charles criminal defense attorneys have the experience and skill to be your aggressive advocate in a cost-effective manner.
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"Kevin was extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable when I came to him for help. I would definitely recommend O'Flaherty Law!"

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Our St. Charles Criminal Defense Attorneys provide excellent service in the following areas of law:

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We believe your attorney should not speak in legalese

Finding an attorney who is a “real person” can be difficult. Many attorneys surround themselves almost exclusively with other attorneys and are accustomed to speaking in ivory tower legalese.  You should be able to connect with your attorney on a personal level, and he or she should speak to you in plain language that you can understand.  You will be working very closely with this person on issues that are very important to you. It is important that he or she be down-to-earth and someone that you connect with.

We believe your attorney should be accessible

The most common complaint that clients have of their attorneys is that the attorney is unreachable, does not communicate with them regularly, or does not promptly return your calls.  Your attorney should reach out to you about your case regularly and respond within 24 hours to calls and e-mails.  An open line of communication between you and your attorney is essential to building trust.

We believe your attorney should be realistic with you about costs and outcomes

Your attorney’s goal should not be to win at all costs.  Rather, it should be to achieve a favorable outcome for you as efficiently as possible.  It is important that your attorney set realistic expectations at the outset as to the costs you should expect, the concerns that the attorney has about the outcome of your case, and the length of time that you should expect your case to take.

Regardless of the nature of your case, we have an experienced attorney who will focus on your individual needs. Our team of attorneys works closely together, bringing each of their different fields of experience to bear in order to optimize our client care.

Client Testimonials

Christi M.

Kevin's firm handled setting up my will and trust recently. They took something that seemed intimidating and made it easy to understand. I've also referred a couple clients to Kevin - he's trustworthy, approachable and very fairly priced.

Marvin

"I've used Kevin and his firm's services since 2011. He gave undivided attention to my cases, advised me on different options and..."

Rachel B.

"Kevin was extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable when I came to him for help. I would definitely recommend O'Flaherty Law!"

About St. Charles Criminal Defense Attorneys:

  • Our Attorneys Have Skill and experience! 
  • Whether you're faced with traffic, criminal, DUI, or other related offenses, you need an experienced representation on your side. Our St. Charles criminal defense attorneys are ready to explore every avenue that is available to you under the law to protect your freedom. We ensure that you don't feel helpless and defenseless against the legal system. Our owner Kevin O'Flaherty was named one of Suburban Magazine's Best Under 40. In 2016, we received the Avvo Client's Choice Award. The thing that is just as important to us is what our past clients have had to say about us. We want to add you to a list of our growing satisfied client base.
  • We Are Affordable! 
  • We ensure that we do our due diligence by keeping our rates as low as possible by utilizing every means and knowledge of the law at our disposal. The lower our rates, the more we can keep representing clients and show people our excellent service.
  • We Are Accessible and Provide Above-And-Beyond Client Service! 
  • It seems that many other attorneys can be hard to reach and get an update on your case. We're here to make you rethink that notion. We understand how important your case is to you, and it is important to us that you are satisfied with our service.
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Please contact our friendly lawyers to Schedule a Consultation.

(331) 254-3033
saintcharles@oflaherty-law.com

What to Expect From a Legal Consultation

The purpose of a consultation is to determine whether our firm is a good fit for your legal needs. Although we often discuss expected results and costs, our attorneys do not give legal advice unless and until you choose to retain us.

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Location

Office Address

1121 E. Main St., Ste. 124B

St. Charles, IL 60174

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Hours of Operation

Monday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Meet the Owner

I am personally committed to ensuring that each one of our clients receives the highest level of client service from our team.  Our mission is to provide excellent legal work in a cost-effective manner while maintaining open lines of communication between our clients and their attorneys.  Many of our clients are going through difficult times in their lives when they reach out to us.  They should feel comfortable leaning on the experience and knowledge of our attorneys as their counselors and advocates.  We are here to help!

- Attorney Kevin O'Flaherty, Owner

Check Out Articles and Videos from our St. Charles Criminal Defense Attorneys

We Defend Against License Suspension

In this article, our St. Charles criminal attorneys discuss the various ways your license can be suspended along with the length of time each specific suspension could last. You have a right to a hearing for your driving privileges and some questions to expect are:

  • Did the officer have probable cause to pull you over?
  • Was a proper arrest made? 
  • Did you receive the proper legally required statutory summary suspension warnings? 
  • Did you actually fail the breathalyzer?

The O’Flaherty Law team will make sure you are well-informed on all of your options and provide aggressive defense strategies to defend your rights

Read more about the DUI law from our Saint Charles criminal defense attorneys.

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Illinois DUI Laws Explained

Our St. Charles criminal attorneys explain different ways your license can be suspended when faced with a DUI. 

  • The length of time each specific suspension will last.  
  • Refusing a breathalyzer for your first DUI will result in an automatic one-year suspension.  
  • A breathalyzer reading a BAC higher than .08 will also result in an automatic license suspension, but this suspension will last 6 months. 

You are still entitled to a hearing even if your license is suspended.  If you fail to file a Petition for Hearing within 90 days of your arrest, your right to a hearing will be waived.  Within 30 days of the filing date, you will receive a hearing. 

The O’Flaherty Law team will make sure you are well-informed on all of your options.

Read more about the DUI law from our Saint Charles criminal defense lawyers.

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What Is An Aggravated DUI In Illinois?

When faced with a DUI, there are important points you need to know.  If you receive a DUI, it's possible the charges can be reduced or dismissed and if the court doesn't allow this supervision can enable you to keep your license and keep a conviction off your record. To receive this you will have to take any classes that the court requests.  

After a second DUI, circumstances become more difficult and you lose any eligibility for court supervision and the revocation of your license is a certainty.  Charges escalate if you're a repeat offender and it's crucial to know that receiving a third DUI is considered a felony in the state of Illinois. 

Read more about the about the Illinois DUI laws from our Saint Charles criminal and traffic defense attorneys.

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