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I am attorney Stephen L. Richards, a graduate of The University of Chicago and Brooklyn Law School who has been practicing in criminal defense and related areas of the law for more than 25 years. My background includes more than 75 felony jury trials, hundreds of bench trials and effective negotiations in thousands of other cases.

I was honored to receive the National Legal Aid & Defender Association’s Kutak-Dodds Award, also called the Defender Prize, in 2003. I have served as a longtime board member and president of the Illinois Public Defender Association. To learn more about my education and background, please follow the link below to a more extensive profile.

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To schedule your free consultation with an experienced lawyer, call me at 866-852-6426, locally at 773-467-7079 or contact me online.

Notable Results

Accusation: Attempt First Degree Murder
Facing: 30 years in prison at 85%
Result: Post-conviction petition granted
Accusation: Solicitation of a Prostitute, Obstructing Justice, Battery
Facing: 30 years in prison at 85%
Result: Post-conviction petition granted
Accusation: Solicitation of a Prostitute, Obstructing Justice, Battery
Facing: 365 days in jail, loss of legal residence
Result: Post-conviction petition granted
Accusation: Solicitation of a Prostitute, Obstructing Justice, Battery
Facing: 365 days in jail, loss of legal residence
Result: All charges but battery dropped, one year expungeable supervision
Accusation: Solicitation of a Prostitute, Obstructing Justice, Battery
Facing: 365 days in jail, loss of legal residence
Result: All charges but battery dropped, one year expungeable supervision
Accusation: Attempt First Degree Murder
Facing: 365 days in jail, loss of legal residence
Result: All charges but battery dropped, one year expungeable supervision
Accusation: Attempt First Degree Murder
Facing: 30 years in prison at 85%
Result: All charges but battery dropped, one year expungeable supervision
Accusation: Attempt First Degree Murder
Facing: 30 years in prison at 85%
Result: Post-conviction petition granted
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