Carlos Humberto Davalos

Abogado Carlos H. Davalos- Attorney
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Traffic Tickets
  • Illinois
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At The Law Office of Carlos H. Davalos we concentrate in providing clients with criminal, traffic, DUI, and civil forfeiture representation. This Office is equipped to handle all major misdemeanor and felony cases from the point of arrest up to and including trial. While litigation is one of our strong suits, we understand that most clients would rather not wade towards the risks inherent in a trial. Thus, Carlos H. Davalos prides himself in effecting as formidable a procedural defense as possible against all charges confronting his clients. By placing due emphasis on motion practice, the Office adheres to a core belief that victory is just as valuable when won outside the eyes of the jury as it is when it is gained in front of them. Contact us by phone or on the web at and schedule for your free initial consultation today. When adversity strikes, settle for nothing less.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Traffic Tickets
Additional Practice Areas
  • Civil Asset Forfeiture Proceedings
  • Driver's License Reinstatement
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    Reach me at 773-312-0234 or at for more information
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Trial Attorney
Law Office of Carlos H. Davalos
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Attorney operating out of Melrose Park concentrating in criminal law, DUI cases, and the expunging and sealing of criminal records.
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Cook County State's Attorney's Office
University of Arizona
J.D. | Law
Activities: Editor for the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law
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Abogado Defensa Criminal en Joliet, Waukegan, y Elgin
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Legal Answers
53 Questions Answered

Q. How many years these offense carry
A: It's a felony so it can be punished by more than one year in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Q. i have a class three felony for cannabis pending 32 grams n and six years ago i was charged with controlled substance i
A: There may be ways to keep this charge of your record in addition to avoiding jail time. Much more is needed to determine that however, for example, your background and the facts of the case. Contact an attorney.
Q. Can you get a refusal to blow and a D.U.I. under sis or get both of them off of a commercial drivers license.
A: Cleaning up your driving record is a complex process requiring a thorough evaluation of your driver's abstract. Contact an attorney to determine what can be removed and what can't be.
Q. I was arrested for a dui and was told I backed into a building this is my second dui and dwls any idea at what wil happe
A: The DUI can be treated as a Felony in your case and so the threat of jail and/or prison time is very real. You need to contact an attorney.
Q. My 18 year son received a citation for consumption and goes to court Aug 25th. Last week he was arrested for possession
A: The situation is serious and you are advised to contact an attorney for a comprehensive evaluation of your options.
Q. Is it legal for a officer to search a vehicle that does not belong to the driver
A: The answer is maybe. More information is needed for a more nuanced response.
Q. can police take blood test from hospital without warrant or consent?
A: In some circumstances yes.
Q. I have three past OWI convictions in Wisconsin, But now I have moved to Illinois and have a clean record for 6 years
A: Convictions from other states are usually reported to Illinois via the interstate compact. But not always. The answer is it would most likely count as your fourth.
Q. Is jail time mandatory for 2nd dui in lake county?
A: The county that it occurs in is irrelevant. The judge you are in front of will matter. And your attorneys ability to defend you will be significant as well. More facts are needed to determine whether jail is mandatory.
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Law Offices of Carlos H. Davalos
2210 W. North Ave. Suite 6
Melrose Park, IL 60160
Telephone: (773) 312-0234