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Criminal Defense Attorney Serving Skokie & Northfield, IL

Providing a tenacious defense of your rights and freedom

Being accused of a crime can impact every aspect of your life—your reputation, job, finances, relationships and freedom. With so much at stake, you want to hire a criminal defense attorney who cares about your verdict and your future. When you hire the Law Offices of Paul Chatzky, you have access to a criminal defense attorney with the benefit of more than 30 years of experience aggressively defending the rights and freedom of clients in and around Skokie within the criminal justice system.

A persuasive attorney is essential in criminal law cases

Your basic right if you are accused of a crime is legal representation. We have extensive experience with the Illinois criminal justice system and will vigorously defend our clients against misdemeanors and felonies including:

  • Violent crimes
  • Theft
  • Sex offenses
  • Robbery
  • Sexual assault
  • Burglary
  • Child molestation
  • Assault
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Battery
  • Domestic violence
  • Domestic battery
  • Fraud
  • DUI
  • White collar crimes
  • Traffic violations
  • Probation
  • Drug offenses
  • Violations of probation (VOP)
  • Juvenile crimes

A practice built on confidence and competence

Our success in and out of the courtroom stems from meticulous preparation and in-depth investigation. We are unwavering in our commitment to your protection, working aggressively to collect evidence in your defense that will return a favorable result in your DUI, domestic battery or theft case. Whenever possible and appropriate, we negotiate for a more favorable plea or reduced sentence.

When bad things happen to good people

People make mistakes, and innocent people get caught in the system. The Law Offices of Paul Chatzky regularly works with first-time offenders. If you’re eligible, we advocate for alternative programs that mitigate punishments or avoid prosecution entirely.

Put our experience to work for you

If you are facing criminal charges in Skokie & Northfield, IL, call our law offices for a consultation at 847-416-1646 or contact us online.

Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with after-hours appointments available upon request.

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    I have FULL confidence in Paul. He is careful, diligent, and timely. He does his research and gets results.

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    I was so lucky to have found Mr. Chatzky through a recommendation. Paul carried himself with the utmost professionalism throughout my divorce. He was genuinely concerned for my well-being as we went through the stressful process. Paul was detailed an...

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    I worked with Mr. Chatzky about a year ago, and he is truly superb at his job. His knowledge base is profound, and he approached my situation with honesty and integrity. I knew immediately that he had every intention to obtain the best outcome for me...

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    We have known Paul and used his services for over 20 years. He is highly competent, ethical, responsive and a pleasure to work with.

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