Criminal Litigation

When you are being accused of a crime you need a criminal defense lawyer who is driven by the desire to protect and defend people. At Ralph E. Meczyk & Associates, our experienced criminal defense lawyers think in terms of aggressively attacking a case, knowing that we must focus on what the other side is trying to prove so that the evidence can be picked apart, piece by piece.

As experienced criminal defense lawyers who have gone to trial hundreds of times, we attack cases with tools that include motions to suppress statements and motions to suppress evidence seized from an office, home, vehicle or computer. The Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth amendments to the United States Constitution are also important tools utilized by criminal trial lawyers in Chicago and throughout the country. To learn more about our recent cases, please click here.

We Are Experienced In All Areas Of Criminal Law

Ralph E. Meczyk & Associates is located in Chicago, Illinois, and our Chicago, Illinois, criminal trial lawyers represent clients throughout Illinois and around the country, including but not limited to the greater Chicagoland area and the Chicago metropolitan counties of Cook, Lake, DuPage, Will, Kane, and McHenry.

Our criminal trial lawyers defend clients arrested, accused, or otherwise charged with a variety of misdemeanor and felony charges in courts throughout Illinois. We also handle death penalty and capital cases, and our criminal trial lawyers are members of the Capital Litigation Trial Bar. Our areas of practice include:

  • Criminal appeals – post-conviction relief, appeals, and appellate law
  • Sex offenses – sexual assault, sexual battery, rape, spousal rape, statutory rape, child abuse, child molestation, prostitution, child pornography, indecent exposure, and Internet sex crimes
  • Drugs and narcotics – drug possession, drug manufacturing, drug cultivation, drug trafficking, cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine possession, methamphetamine labs, crystal methamphetamine, prescription drugs, date rape drugs, heroin, Ecstasy, and other controlled substances
  • Firearms and gun offenses – assault weapons, concealed weapons, felon in possession, school zones, unlawful sales, and unlawful discharge
  • Theft and property crimes – auto theft, burglary, fraud, credit card fraud, identity theft, forgery, bad checks, receipt of stolen property, shoplifting, and dealing in stolen property
  • Violent crimes – capital murder, death penalty cases, arson, robbery, homicide, murder, manslaughter, attempted murder, terrorist threats, assault, battery, domestic assault, domestic violence, and carjacking
  • White collar crimes – bribery, fraud, extortion, identity theft, counterfeiting, kickbacks, RICO, racketeering, embezzlement, larceny, perjury, money laundering, and other crimes made famous by the mob or Mafia

We apply the principles of reasonable suspicion, probable cause, and proof beyond a reasonable doubt at every stage of a criminal case.

Contact Us For Help Building A Strong Criminal Defense

For further information about the criminal trial attorneys at Ralph E. Meczyk & Associates, please contact us online or call 312.332.2853. Our office is located in Chicago, Illinois, and we represent clients throughout Illinois, including but not limited to the greater Chicagoland area and the Chicago metropolitan counties of Cook, Lake, DuPage, Will, Kane, and McHenry. Though Illinois is our home, we have successfully handled cases in state and federal courts throughout the country.