Experienced criminal and juvenile lawyer
About Lori LevinFor more than 30 years, Lori G. Levin has been a well-respected and successful litigator handling cases in the Illinois criminal and juvenile justice systems. She is a forceful, yet compassionate, advocate. Let her experience work for you.
- Criminal Law
- Domestic Violence
- DUI & DWI
- Juvenile Law
Additional Practice Areas
- Drug Offense Defense
- Felony and misdemeanor defense
- Robbery and Property Crime Defense
- White Collar Crime Defense
|Lori G. Levin, Attorney at Law|
|Experienced attorney handling criminal and juvenile defense. Also experienced in civil and criminal mental health as well as guardianship issues. In addition to hands-on legal experience, numerous speaking engagements on criminal and juvenile justice, women's, elder law, and mental health topics.|
|Executive Director, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority|
|Directed state agency dedicated to improving criminal justice and oversaw a budget of more than $100 million in criminal justice grants and justice research. Chaired Illinois Integrated Justice Information Systems Implementation Board and served on various boards including Illinois Violence Prevention Authority, Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Council, ReDeploy Illinois (Juvenile Justice), and Governor’s Community Safety and Re-Entry Working Group|
|Supervisor, Seniors and Persons with Disabilities Division, Cook County State'a Attorney's Office|
|Former Supervisor, Seniors and Persons with Disabilties Division of the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. Directed prosecution and investigation of white collar financial exploitation, violent crimes, abuse and neglect cases in the community and in long-term care facilitities. Supervised civil commitment and forced treatment of mentally ill persons in crisis. Over course of 20+ years at Cook County State's Attorney's Office tried more than 50 felony and civil jury trials. Have appeared in numerous divisions within the Circuit Court of Cook County including Criminal, Juvenile Justice, Child Protection, First Municipal, County, Probate and various suburban districts.|
|Georgetown University Law Center - Georgetown University||J.D.|
|Activities: Georgetown Criminal Justice Clinic.|
|University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign||B.S.||Journalism|
|Criminal Law Committee Member||Chicago Bar Association||2009-Current|
|Member||Womens Criminal Defense Bar Association||2009-Current|
|Standing Committee on Women and the Law Member||Illinois State Bar Association||2007-Current|
|Details: Helped coordinate and moderate continuing legal education programs on women and girls in the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Contributor to newsletter.|
|Criminal Justice Section Council Member||Illinois State Bar Association||2005-Current|
|Details: Contributor to newsletter.|
|Chair, Standing Committee on Continuing Legal Education||Illinois State Bar Association||2011-2013|
|Details: Chair of committee that coordinates the continuing legal education programs for the Illinois State Bar Association.|
|Board of Managers||Decalogue Society of Lawyers||2011-2013|
|Co-Chair, Legal Problems of the Elderly Committee, Criminal Justice Section||American Bar Association||2007-2010|
|Strategic Planning Committee Member||Chicago Bar Association||2005-2006|
|Chair/Co-Chair, Women in the Criminal Justice Community Committee||American Bar Association||1998-2006|
|President||Women's Bar Association of Illinois||2004-2005|
|Liaison from Criminal Justice Section to ABA Commission on Women||American Bar Association||1998-2001|
|Co-Chair||American Bar Association/American Psychological Association Symposium on Psychology and Criminal Law, Washington, DC||1999-1999|
|Vice-Chair for Professional Development/Continuing Legal Education, Criminal Justice Section||American Bar Association||1997-1998|
|Assistant Secretary, Criminal Justice Section||American Bar Association||1988-1989|
|Matthew Maloney Tradition of Excellence, Illinois State Bar Association|
|This award is given to an attorney who is in solo or small firm practice for zealous advocacy and service to the profession and bar.|
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Q. WHY IS IT THAT WHEN A WOMAN SAYS U HIT HER THATS WHAT THE COURTS BELIEVE IF THAT ISNT THE TRUTH
A: If a criminal charge of domestic battery is filed against someone, there can be a trial to determine whether or not the charged is proved beyond a reasonable doubt. On the civil side, if certain relationship connections are alleged, a person may apply for an ex parte emergency order of protection, without the other person present. If granted, the case is continued to determine if the order will remain in place for a finite period of time. If you are facing either of these situations, please contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. This posting should not be considered legal advice nor the establishment of an attorney-client relationship between the parties. Lori G. Levin Attorney at Law 180 N. LaSalle, Suite 3700 Chicago, IL 60601 312-972-3756 email@example.com www.lorilevinlaw.com
Q. He is being charged with a possession of a firearm. The gun was not his. he was shot he's being charged. what can he do?
A: A question such as this is difficult to answer without having access to the police reports, interviewing the person charged as well as reviewing other evidence. The person charged should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. That person will be able to evaluate the case after conferring with him, and be able to render full and competent advise. This posting is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advise nor establish an attorney-client relationship between the parties. Lori G. Levin Attorney at Law 180 N. LaSalle, Suite 3700 Chicago, IL 60601 312-972-3756 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lorilevinlaw.com
Q. What regulations must you follow in a trial?
A: This is a complicated question. Attorneys spend three years in law school learning many of the requirements necessary to know when conducting themselves in a court of law. Should you need legal assistance, it is always best to retain counsel rather than attempting to represent oneself. This posting is for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice nor the establishment of an attorney-client relationship. Lori G. Levin Attorney at Law 180 N. LaSalle, Suite 3700 Chicago, IL 60601 312-972-3756 email@example.com www.lorilevinlaw.com
Q. My boyfriend was falsely arrested and charged with robbery,the situation had nothing to do with robbery please help?!
A: Your boyfriend should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Once retained, that lawyer, after speaking with your boyfriend, reviewing the charges, and reviewing the evidence can best advise him. This answer is merely for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice for establish an attorney-client relationship. Lori G. Levin Attorney at Law 180 N. LaSalle, Suite 3700 Chicago, IL 60601 312-972-3756 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lorilevinlaw.com
Q. What if there was no probable cause and the police came and raided someone's home?
A: Depending on the facts and circumstances, a criminal defense attorney may file a motion to suppress the search. If you have been charged pursuant to such a search, please contact an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible. Lori G. Levin Attorney at Law 180 N. LaSalle, Suite 3700 Chicago, IL 60601 312-972-3756 email@example.com www.lorilevinlaw.com
Q. Im on probation and i had a court date for possessing a replica firearm and i missed it what are the options
A: Please contact your lawyer, or if you do not have one an experienced defense attorney, immediately. It is possible that warrants may have been issued for your arrest, both for the probation violation as well as for the new underlying case. This posting is for informational purposes only and is not legal advice and does not constitute the inception of an attorney-client relationship. Lori G. Levin Attorney at Law 180 N. LaSalle, Suite 3700 Chicago, IL 60601 312-972-3756 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lorilevinlaw.com Twitter: @LoriLevin
Q. My son is in jail right now because of a mistake he did when he was seventeen, this is the charge now.
A: It is difficult to answer whether your son should seek the assistance of a public defender or seek private counsel. Depending on his assets, he may or may not qualify for representation by the local public defender office. Your son should seek counsel and advice as soon as possible. His counsel can advise him of his options as well as formulate strategy regarding the pending charges. This posting should not be considered legal advise nor the inception of an attorney-client relationship. Lori G. Levin Attorney at Law 180 N. LaSalle, Suite 3700 Chicago, IL 60601 312-972-3756 email@example.com www.lorilevinlaw.com
Q. Can a civil court judge sign a felony search warrant?
A: Yes. In Illinois, full circuit and associate judges are judges of general jurisdiction. This means that they may be assigned to various divisions and are empowered to have all the authority of any other circuit or associate judge. Lori G. Levin Attorney at Law 180 N. LaSalle, suite 3700 Chicago, IL 60601 312-972-3756 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lorilevinlaw.com
Q. How do i attend theft classes?
A: In some of the misdemeanor courts in Cook County, the prosecution gives charged defendants the alternative of attending theft prevention classes rather than be subject to prosecution. In those cases, you are given the contact information for the theft prevention classes. At least one of the suburban offices refers defendants to the theft prevention classes run by an office through Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital. If you have been given this alternative and have lost the information, please contact your attorney. Lori G. Levin Attorney at Law 180 N. LaSalle, Suite 3700 Chicago, IL 60601 312-972-3756 email@example.com www.lorilevinlaw.com