Criminal Defense Attorneys in Naperville, Illinois
Donahue, Sowa & Magana1555 Bond Street
Naperville, Illinois 60563
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Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONThe law office of Donahue, Sowa & Magana is one of the oldest criminal defense firms in Illinois. We are committed to offering people accused of felonies and misdemeanors in northern Illinois—including the suburbs of Chicago--effective criminal defense.
The criminal defense attorneys at Donahue, Sowa & Magana value our reputation as professionals and hold ourselves to the highest levels of ethical and professional standards. If you look at the background of each of our attorneys, you will understand the power of experience:
Our trial lawyers litigate more cases than most, if not all, other firms in this area. Because of our experience, we are able to try even the most complex cases. To litigate these cases, we have marshaled investigators, expert witnesses, forensic scientists, pathologists, and even entomologists to challenge or corroborate evidence.
Languages: English, Spanish and French
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Driver's License Reinstatement; Larceny; False Pretenses; Extortion; Fraudulent Conversion; Receiving Stolen Property; Grand Theft Auto, Car Theft, Forgery; Writing Bad Checks; Petty Theft, Grand Theft; Misdemeanors; Police Investigations; Aggravated Assault; Property Crimes; Online Solicitation; Conspiracy; Drug Possession; Drug Trafficking; Driving with a Suspended License; Reckless Driving; Drag Racing; Speeding; Public Indecency; Exhibitionism; Child Molestation; Obscenity; Date Rape; Statutory Rape; Check Fraud; Accounting Fraud; Bank Fraud; Mortgage Fraud; Tax Evasion; Computer Fraud; Securities Fraud; Insider Trading; Vehicular or Reckless Homicide.
Areas of Law Description
The law office of Donahue, Sowa & Magana provides legal representation and services in the following areas of practice:
- Traffic Violations
We defend people against all traffic violations, ranging from simple speeding tickets to more serious DUI charges. In addition to representing people during any criminal proceedings, we represent people who have had their driver's licenses suspended in driver's license reinstatement hearings.
- Drug Charges
The criminal defense attorneys are experienced in defending people accused of all Illinois drug felonies and misdemeanors--from possession of small amounts of marijuana (cannabis) to Super X felonies. We can defend you if you have been charged with drug-related crimes.
- Homicide and Manslaughter
If you have been accused of killing another person, you need legal representation that is prepared to handle complex cases, especially if it is for capital murder. You need criminal defense attorneys that have experience with multiple witnesses, independent investigations, and evaluating corroborative scientific evidence—including blood, DNA, and other crime scene forensic evidence. We have the experience and resources to handle first-degree murder and related charges.
- Domestic Violence
If you have been accused of domestic violence in Illinois, you know the stakes are high. Any time a domestic disturbance involves law enforcement assistance, it will likely result in the charge of domestic battery—a Class A misdemeanor—that can result in jail time and twenty-six weeks of counseling for a first offense. Our domestic violence attorneys will do everything we can to contest the charges and defeat the conviction.
- Sex Offenses
Donahue, Sowa & Magana is one of the oldest criminal law firms in Illinois. We defend people accused of all sorts of sex offenses. Our attorneys can litigate complex defense trials involving hundreds of witnesses or cases in which there is only one. We have successfully defended individuals wrongly accused of fondling, as well as others accused of a number of criminal sexual acts.
- White Collar Crimes
If you have been accused of any type of white collar crime, the advice and representation of a criminal defense lawyer who understands complex financial matters is likely to prove invaluable. Our attorneys have the ability to work effectively with forensic accountants and develop effective defense strategies based upon an in-depth financial investigation.
- Juvenile Crimes
As one of the oldest firms in Illinois dedicated to criminal defense, Donahue, Sowa & Magana we have a long history of defending juveniles accused of criminal behavior. Our juvenile defense attorneys will defend your child no matter what the charge is. We have defended minors accused of all types of criminal acts, including: Shoplifting; Minors in possession (MIP); Underage drinking and DUI; Drug possession and trafficking; Criminal damage; and, Theft, burglary, and residential burglary.
In Illinois, if you are arrested and charged with a crime, you have a criminal record - even if the charges are dismissed or you are ultimately acquitted of the charges. This record may come up in criminal background checks performed by future employers, landlords, or other people who have control over important aspects of your life. In many circumstances though, you may be eligible for an expungement, sealing your arrest record so that it will not appear in future criminal background checks.
- Child Pornography
If you are being investigated for any crime related to child pornography, come to the law firm of Donahue, Sowa & Magana immediately. The sooner you speak with an attorney, the sooner we can begin protecting your rights and interests. Frequently, child pornography cases center upon evidence available on computers. Deleting a computer file does not actually remove all record of the file from your computer - and cases related to child pornography often require experts trained in computer forensics to evaluate the evidence.
- Drunk Driving DUI/DWI
If you have been drinking, the best decision is not to drive. In Illinois, drinking and driving is a serious crime punished with severe criminal penalties. Driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher-roughly the equivalent of three drinks consumed in an hour for an average sized man-can result in a license suspension, fines, and a significant increase in your insurance rates. At the law offices of Donahue, Sowa & Magana, we understand the potential costs of a DUI conviction and work hard to protect your driving privileges.
- Identity Theft
Identity theft is the act of using another individual’s personal information to open credit card accounts, apply for loans, open bank accounts, make withdrawals from someone’s account, rent an apartment, file for bankruptcy or gain employment. Identity theft is usually committed by using someone else’s name, address, Social Security number, birth date or bank account numbers.
Being accused of a theft crime could mean a number of things. In most situations, the label “theft” is applied to many different offenses. If you’ve been accused of theft, you need an experienced theft defense attorney to help you understand your charges and best defense options.
Robbery is a type of theft that involves a threat to another person, such as stealing someone’s personal property through the use of physical force or fear. In most situations, this is a felony charge.
Burglary is the crime of breaking and entering into a home, business or other building with an attempt to commit a theft or another type of offense. There are several different degrees of burglary, depending on factors like the severity of the crime, whether or not a weapon was used and if the offender caused harm while committing the burglary.
- Super Lawyers
Mr. John F. Donahue
Appellate Practice, Criminal Defense, DUI, Homicide, Sexual Abuse
Ms. Patricia Magana
Criminal Defense, Juvenile Crime, Traffic Ticket
Mr. Glenn M. Sowa
Criminal Defense, Drug Crime, DUI, Murder, Sex Crimes
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