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Chicago Criminal Defense Attorneys

Arrested for a Crime?

You’ve been arrested and charged with a crime. You could be facing any number of accusations, from driving while under the influence to assault with a deadly weapon. If this is your first brush with the Illinois legal system, you're wondering what comes next. If you've had encounters with law enforcement before, you may have a good idea of what is in store. In either case, you're worried about what this could mean for you, your family, and your future.

Of course, you have every reason to be nervous. Depending upon the circumstances surrounding your arrest, you could be looking at a wide range of personal and legal troubles. But right now, the most important thing you can do is remain calm and know that help is only a phone call away.

For over two decades, the criminal defense legal team at Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC has represented people just like you. No matter what the state has accused you of doing, our team is here to make sure your rights are preserved.

In order for to us to provide you with a superior defense, you'll need to go on the offense. The sooner you are able to make contact with our team, the greater your odds will be of avoiding serious difficulties.

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Experience. Knowledge. Results.

Our firm’s founder, Attorney Mitchell S. Sexner, is highly regarded in the Illinois legal community and holds an “AV Preeminent” rating from the nearly 150-year-old nationwide legal rating service Martindale-Hubbell. He has been recognized by “Who’s Who” in American Law, named to The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Attorneys, and has secured admission to the U.S. District Courts in Illinois, Hawaii, Texas, and Wisconsin. Mr. Sexner has also appeared on television as a legal commentator.

Before founding his own firm in 1990, Mr. Sexner aggressively prosecuted criminal cases in Chicago as an Assistant State’s Attorney. He now leads the experienced legal team at Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC, and remains dedicated to providing the highest levels of effective representation to his clients during every step of the legal process. Whether vigorously defending clients charged with misdemeanor and felony crimes, or whether fighting insurance companies on behalf of injured families, he and his team of legal professionals leave no stone unturned in their pursuit of justice.

Our Success Stories

Fist Not Guilty Aggravated Assault

Despite multiple witnesses testifying our client had pulled a knife on a family member, we were able to convince the Judge to find our client not guilty.

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Indecency Icon Reduced Charge Felony Public Indecency

Registered sex offender previously faced mandatory lifetime registration if convicted. Prosecutor agreed to reduce the felony charge to a misdemeanor.

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cannabis Icon Dismissed Felony Cannabis Possession

Our client was arrested for a felony amount of cannabis. We filed a motion to suppress and quash arrest and were successful in winning the case.

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Types of Criminal Defense Cases We Handle

The Criminal defense legal team at Sexner & Associates LLC represents those charged with a wide variety of criminal offenses ranging from misdemeanors such as retail theft to the most serious of felony cases including murder. Since 1990, our experienced attorneys have successfully defended virtually every type of offense while representing clients in Chicago and across the state, including those charged with:

These are just a few of the many criminal cases we handle, so don’t hesitate to call us today. Our experienced and knowledgeable team of criminal defense lawyers in Chicago can help you protect your rights. Your consultation is always free. Call us now at (800) 996-4824.

Why Should I Call You?

It's a fair question. After all, there are plenty of criminal defense attorneys out there willing to represent you.

Many firms claim to have the experience and resources needed to get the job done. Many more claim to have a proven track record that speaks for itself. Of course, this all looks good on paper. Yet when it comes down to fighting for your future, you need more than just a resume and a reputation.

At Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC, we have years of experience. More importantly, what distinguishes our practice from the rest is the superior level of understanding, compassion, and dedication that we give every case. You're experiencing one of the most overwhelming and stressful events a person can endure in their lifetime. Shouldn’t you have a criminal defense attorney that is willing to go the extra mile, and more?

Call us now at (312) 644-0444 to speak to one of Chicago’s premier criminal defense law firms.

Our Clients


Mitchell was very helpful in explaining the pros and cons of hiring an attorney for this case without pushing into either direction. Mary Baccam was my attorney and she was very competent in explaining all the options and subsequent outcomes of the case. She patiently went over in explaining why ' to plea not guilty' was the best course of action and how to best represent my case. And it was a success! She was welcoming and humane in her representation and yet highly professional and competent.

“Life Saver!”

Best experience of my life !!!! My license was suspended and I was in all sorts of trouble. The law office I called before I called them said there was NOTHING that could be done. However, when I called Mitchell, he was so happy to try to help me get my license back. And they did !! Him and Mary helped my get my license within days of my consultation. Amazing experience. With their many areas of speciality, they are now my go-to law office for ANY problem I may run into. Everyone at the office is so kind. I consider it a blessing that I found them.

“A Grateful Client”

I had a consultation with Mr. Sexner which I was very satisfied with. I was assigned Mr. Ari Trubitt to represent me in traffic court. His confidence and knowledge was greatly appreciated by me, and I am sincerely thankful for his efforts on my behalf (my case was dismissed).

“Wonderful Service”

Since my first interview with Mitchell I felt like they took my case personal. He always made sure everything was in order. On court day I was represented by Mr.Owen. He did such an amazing job. I am very pleased with this companies services and would 100% recommend Mr.Sexner and Associates to everyone.

“Best lawyer I've ever came to contact with”

I learned about Mr. Sexner when his office sent me a mail after I got arrested for driving on a suspended license and driving while using an electronic device. I honestly thought this was the end of my life because I'm an international student here and something like that could mean disaster for my future...

I remembered Mr. Sexner's name so I called his office and set up an appointment for the next day (one day before my court date). Only thing I wish is that I should have called him before. He not only accommodated me on such short notice and at a very reasonable price, he was extremely thorough, very professional, knowledgeable, and humble...

I could not be happier and I highly recommend that you meet him if you have any traffic related problems.

“The Best”

I had a suspended license and Mr. Sexner assured me that i would be taken cared of. I was hesitant and very nervous but with his politeness and vast knowledge he took care of every question i had and day of the court his co-worker showed up at the time she said she would and we faced the judge and i was in and out like a new man, i would 100% recommend to all family and friends

“Excellent Service”

Mitch went above and beyond in order to help with my case. I was driving under a suspended license and his team was able to convey my duty to pay my balance (reason I was suspended) to the judge and have everything dropped. I walked away unscathed and I also have a huge weight lifted off my shoulders with his unwavering support.

“Insightful and Helpful”

Mitch personally helped me with a difficult case, and one with few options. He gave me pragmatic advice, and a useful strategy. It is expert advise like this that people depend on... not gaming the system that lawyers are allowed to do that makes his honesty and integrity so valuable.

“Great Legal Practice”

We are very satisfied with Sexner & Associates. Our attorney Ari was very diligent in representing us in our action. We won our case due to his experience and legal acumen.

“Came in With a DUI”

Got a DUI and got my license suspended for 6 months. I called Sexner and Associates, they called me in and told me we will take care of you. Guess what now i have no suspension, can drive with no problem, no community service. And I'm free.

Will recommend them to anyone and everyone. They are the best at theie field. Thank you Sexner and Associates.

“Happy With My Result”

When I appeared in Court on the 1st of Feb. I expected the worst and after talking with the Lawyer I hired to represent me. I discussed what happened and why I was appearing again for a two year old case. She talked with the State Attorney and came back to me with the offer of a lower fee and supervision I was so happy that I wouldn't have to worry any longer about this.

“Amazing Law Firm”

I can't even begin to explain what an amazing law firm this is. My family and I have been using their services for over 10 years now. They have successfully helped us with bankruptcies and criminal cases. We currently have a criminal case going on and the support and help Ari has provided is unbelievable. He is smart, kind and supportive. It's the only attorneys office I know that isn't money hungry! Thank you Mitch and Ari!

“Wonderful Law Firm”

Sexner and Associates was the second office that I consulted regarding my case and within the first 10 minutes I knew that this was the firm for me... They made sure I understood what all my options were as well as the consequences of each option... Though everyone's case is different I was very lucky to get the deal offered given my situation and I have Sexner and Associates to thank for that... They do free consultations and have reasonable prices. I would definitely recommend contacting them for a consultation and see what they can do for you 🙂

“Fantastic Lawyer”

Michell Sexner & Associates have an amazing group of people. I called last minute (a day before my case) and they provided me with everything that I needed. I worked with Ari, and he is such a kind gentlemen and really helped me a lot. I was confused at how to deal with my case, but Ari assured me everything will work out. He handled my speeding situation so simply and effectively. Definitely recommend!

“Great Job!”

Mitchell Sexner and Owen are the best !

They help me a lot. They adviced me what to do and dissmissed the case. Excelence, Professionalism. Experienced at what they do. I recommend them. Great job!

-Nina P.
“Excellent and Efficient”

Very excellent and efficient job. From the moment I contacted the lawyer they started working with me. They worked with me on the consultation. Due to my busy schedule I had to do the conversion over the phone, even though, the respond from them was great. Kept up with information and call backs just like they said. The small meeting before the court with the lawyer was excellent as well. The lawyer listened to all our concerns and explained every posible choice we had, as well as the results that may come with. Everything that got done was to our benefit and our choice and the court file was great results. From start to finish great service, they showed they care, great ethics, and a job well done.

“Outstanding Service”

My experience with Mitch Sexner and associates are awesome, helping me in a major time if need and I'm recommending my lawyer, Mitch Sexner and his team to all my friends & family because he cares.

“Worked Miracles!”

Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates recently represented me for a Class A Misdemeanor which going into didn't have favorable odds. I was looking at a misdemeanor conviction, a possible 1 year jail sentence and a $2,500.00 fine. My lawyer was able to work with the prosecuting attorney to lessen my offense... I received 6 months of supervision and a $400 fine with driving school. This was the most amazing outcome I could have ever asked for!!! I would recommend Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates to anyone in need of legal representation.

“Above and Beyond”

I had the pleasure of working with Mitchell and Owen on a recent set of traffic tickets. Not only did the tickets get thrown out but it was handled in one court appearance. I HIGHLY recommend that you consider using this law firm. They are straight forward and honest to work with and will do everything they can to help you out.

“A Satisfied Client”

Excellence, professionalism, and experienced at what they do. Keep up the great representation Mr. M. Sexner and Mr. S. Monroe..!


When I called Mr. Mitchell Sexner, it was (the) weekend and I had to leave town by Monday. He arranged to meet me over the weekend and assured me he will take care of everything. He kept in contact and did just as promised.


Fantastic experience. Extremely knowledgable, easy to talk to, answered all our questions. Really put us at ease. Would definitely call and use this law firm again!!

“Very Professional and Caring Lawyers”

I had some legal problems recently and didn't know what to do. I received a few mailers and called a few of them. Mitchell called me right back. He told me the worst that could happen and the best. His staff of attorneys worked hard to get me the best outcome. At all times I felt very protected by them. He also worked with me on payments and for that I am appreciative. I would highly recommend Mitchel and his staff

“Responsive, Informative and Effective!”

Completlely satisfied with their counsel during an extremely stressfull moment in my life. From their extensive education on my options and evolutions concerning my case, to the outcome. The glowing reviews were well founded. No high energy sales pitch and grandeous chest thumping. Straightforward, intelligent, professional counsel you can rely on.

“Mitchell Sexner is the Best!”

I've used MItch Sexner and his law firm for more years than I can count and he's the best I've ever found. He's helped me with countless traffic matters and also helped my husband with his medical malpractice/products liability lawsuit as well (resulting in very large settlement). I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for experienced legal advice and successful results.

“Excellent Representation”

I had my misdemeanor case handled my Mr. Sexner and his associates. They were considerate, knowledgeable, and professional. I felt very much taken care of on my court date, which was important to me.

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