Law Offices of Hal M. Garfinkel

Chicago, Illinois Criminal Defense Attorney

Law Offices of Hal M. Garfinkel

225 West Washington Street
Suite 2200

Chicago, Illinois 60606

Phone(312) 629-0669
Fax (312) 924-0201

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Law Firm Overview

The Law Offices of Hal M. Garfinkel provide aggressive, experienced, and committed criminal defense representation to individuals in Chicago and the surrounding area. We represent clients who have been accused of a variety of charges, from DUIs to drug crimes to homicide.
In all cases, we work quickly and zealously to reach the best possible outcome on your behalf.

If you have been charged with a crime, quickly obtaining quality legal representation can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case. The right attorney will play a critical role in defending your interests and getting you the best outcome. At the Law Offices of Hal M. Garfinkel, we are proud to have a strong history of successfully defending individuals facing criminal charges, and are ready to step up on your behalf.

Attorney Hal M. Garfinkel is a former prosecutor, with over 20 years of experience in criminal defense. With an insiderís perspective of the legal system, he knows the best strategies to help his clients, and possesses the creativity and passion to follow any route possible to help protect your future. He offers a free initial consultation and competitive rates, and with our 24/7 availability, you can count on us to be available to you and ready to provide the help you need, when you need it most.

Languages: English

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Extortion; Internet Sex Crimes; Mortgage Fraud; Mail Fraud; Conspiracy; Bank Fraud; Sexual Assault; Child Sex Offense; Orders Of Protection & Restraining Orders; Domestic Battery; Property Crimes; Retail Theft; Construction Zone Tickets; Aggravated Speeding; Fleeing /Eluding; Driver Reinstatement; Multiple DUI Offenses; Criminal Appeals; Counterfeiting Prescription Drugs; Drug Conspiracy; Internet Solicitation; Internet Fraud; "Phishing Schemes"; Computer Hacking; Creating and Distributing Viruses; Copyright Violations; Running an Internet Sting Operation; Car Theft; Vandalism; Indecent Liberties.

Areas of Law Description

- Homicide

Our skills and experience are of great benefit to our clients, especially when we are called upon to represent Chicago and Illinois clients in the wide range of homicide and violent felony crimes.

- Sex Offenses

Our firm is highly experienced in defending clients faced with a wide variety of sex charges.

- Child Sex Offenses

Mr. Garfinkel has extensive experience defending clients in both state and federal courts who are facing charges. Due to his long experience, Mr. Garfinkel is adept at handling all levels of child sex charges. Whether you have been charged with a state or federal child sex offense, you can depend on Mr. Garfinkel's years of experience to work to your advantage.

- Domestic Violence

Hal M. Garfinkel brings a wealth of experience in dealing with serious domestic violence situations. He can also effectively appeal a prior conviction and represent you capably at any preliminary hearings. His is truly a full-service criminal defense law firm, as many satisfied past clients will attest.

- Traffic Violations

Mr. Garfinkel has successfully represented clients in Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County and throughout Illinois in traffic cases.


Attorney Garfinkel is highly familiar with the following terms and situations necessary for a quality DUI/DWI defense, and can capably represent your rights.

- Retail Theft

Being charged with a criminal offense, like retail theft, requires an effective criminal defense attorney with a wide range of legal experience and a full understanding of criminal law. Having criminal retail theft charges brought against you can affect both your personal and professional life.

- Orders of Protection/Restraining Orders

Sometimes when families are in the middle of a divorce and contentious issues over child custody and visitation rights are not resolved, the threat of domestic violence or accusations of physical abuse is not uncommon. With more than 20 years of legal experience in the criminal justice system, Hal M. Garfinkel has taken on complex cases involving highly sensitive issues that deal with domestic violence.


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