Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyer

At Ralph E. Meczyk & Associates, we work hard to hear these words: NOT GUILTY. The tougher the case, the more determined we are.

After 150 jury trials and 500 bench trials, we do not rest. We keep studying, keep raising the bar, and keep looking for ways to make sure our clients have the best defense available. In Chicago and nationwide, we have a reputation for handling tough cases — and winning.

Not Guilty: We Want You To Hear Those Words.

If you have been arrested, or if you are under investigation for a crime, the best time to call us is right now. You know what you're up against — a prosecutor who is determined to put you in prison for a long time. The stakes are high. You need a criminal defense lawyer who knows how to fight hard and fight smart.

Our criminal defense law firm fights the toughest charges — substantial drug/contraband seizures, white collar crime, robbery, murder, racketeering, public corruption, sex offenses, and weapons charges. We handle grand jury proceedings, bench trials, jury trials and appeals.

When the charges are serious, contact an attorney who fights to win.

Founding partner, Ralph Meczyk, is one of a select group lawyers to be certified by the Illinois Supreme Court as lead counsel in death penalty cases.

In addition to his more than 30 years in the practice of criminal law and extensive trial work, Mr. Meczyk argued before the United States Supreme Court in the landmark case of U.S. vs. Caballes in 2004, and has appeared in almost every U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals throughout the country.

Our criminal defense firm has handled murder charges, white collar crime allegations and complex drug trafficking cases. We are fearless in the courtroom. We challenge evidence and witnesses. We want you to hear "not guilty" at the end of the trial. When our law firm represents you, we work for the win.

Call today to discuss your case. We provide a 24-hour live answering service.