Okabe & Haushalter is your premier Illinois’ defense law firm if you have been arrested and are now facing charges in or near Elgin, Illinois. This firm is staffed with some of the most prestigious attorneys in the nation. Some have been included in the list of Super Lawyers®, which is a legal rating given only to the top five percent of attorneys in each state annually. Others have been rated 10 out of 10 “Superb” on Avvo, another legal rating system while still others have been named to the list of “Top 40 Under 40” by The National Trial Lawyers.

The firm also has former Cook County state attorneys on staff, which testifies to our familiarity not only with the other side of criminal cases, but to how the criminal justice system works in the state of Illinois. Recently, attorneys at our firm were also named by Newsweek magazine as Leading Criminal Defense Attorneys for 2012. We are proud of these accolades because they testify to the level of care and dedication with which we handle cases for clients.

Our firm is frequently called upon to give legal commentary on various criminal cases for national news networks such as Fox News and CNN. Our legal knowledge is sought in part because of our involvement in many high-profile criminal cases such as the OJ Simpson case, the Michael Jackson case and the Dream Board case. We thrive on the complex and difficult cases; we do not shy away from them.

As a criminal defense law firm, Okabe & Haushalter handles all types of criminal cases both felony and misdemeanor including white collar crimesfederal crimescomputer crimes and sex offenses. Not only this, but our lawyers are trial-ready, and able to skillfully handle cases in both state and federal court. Whatever your legal need, our firm is prepared to handle it. To learn if we can assist with your case, call us today and speak directly with an Elgin criminal defense attorney.


About 40 miles northwest of Chicago lies the city of Elgin. This city is located in Kane County but part of it is located within the boundaries of Cook County. Elgin is a suburban community that is situated on the Fox River. This is the eight-largest city in the state as of the last census. The motto of Elgin is “The City in the Suburbs” and it is also often referred to as the Watch City. This city, as are a few other cities within Kane County, is known for its preserved historic buildings including many Victorian Era homes.

The city of Elgin has a crime rate that is near the national average. According to crime data, crime happens more frequently than in 58 percent of other U.S. cities. On average, there are 200 to 300 violent crimes committed in Elgin every year while approximately 2,000 annual property crimes. Property crimes include vandalism and burglary while violent crimes are things like assault or molestation.


If you were arrested in the city of Elgin or somewhere else within Cook or Kane County, please do not hesitate to contact an Elgin criminal defense attorney from Okabe & Haushalter. Our firm is capable of handling all types of criminal cases, and will not back down from a case simply because it seems complex. To learn how we may be able to help with your case, please call today to receive a free case evaluation!


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