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Law Offices of Victor Churma
17 North State Street
Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60602

Criminal Defense

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Dealing with an arrest for a criminal offense is a frightening experience. A criminal prosecution carries with it the risk of conviction and all of the consequences that flow from a conviction: possible incarceration, fines, job loss, driver's license revocation, immigration problems, travel restrictions and a permanent criminal record.

Victor Churma practices criminal defense in the Circuit Court of Cook County. With over 30 years experience, he is ready to assist you with every aspect of your criminal case from the time of arrest until the case is ultimately resolved. The key to a successful resolution is a thorough understanding of Illinois Law and the careful preparation of your case as if it were going to trial. All cases are carefully reviewed for every possible legal defense as well as the police conduct that led to your arrest. Pretrial motions to dismiss are routinely used, if warranted by the facts of your particular case. Skillful plea negotiations with the prosecuting attorney can often result in reduction or dismissal of criminal charges. If a trial is necessary, you need experienced trial counsel for the best possible result. Every case, regardless of the severity of the charge, is handled with aggressive advocacy and with one ultimate goal: protecting you.

If you or someone you know has been arrested or charged with a crime, it is important to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. The complexities involved in any criminal matter require the use of a skilled attorney from the very beginning of the case until the final disposition. You will be advised of all of the possible options related to your defense as well as what to expect in terms of trying to get the charges reduced or dismissed.

Our system of laws is based on the premise that everyone who is accused of any crime is presumed innocent and is entitled to defend himself with the assistance of a zealous advocate. Don't settle for anything less when you are choosing a criminal defense lawyer. Aggressive, zealous advocacy does make a difference.

The fact that you are reading this web page shows your interest in obtaining qualified and experienced legal counsel. Call today for a free consultation and to find out what can be done to help YOU during this very troubling and confusing experience.

Practice Areas:

  1. Assault & Battery
  2. Felony DUI
  3. Felony Revoked Driving

Drug Crimes:

  1. Possession of Controlled Substances
  2. Possession of Controlled Substances with intent to deliver
  3. Delivery/Sale of a Controlled Substance
  4. Possession of Prescription Drugs


Theft Offenses:

  1. Automobile Theft
  2. Burglary
  3. Robbery


  1. Possession of a Concealed Weapon
  2. Unlawful Use of a Weapon


  1. Credit Card Fraud
  2. Check/Bank Fraud

The list of Practice Areas is not meant to be exhaustive; Felony and Misdemeanor charges of any type are serious matters with serious consequences.