NEIL J LEVINE, P.C.
Concentrating in Criminal Defense, Immigration Law & Related Issues
NEIL J LEVINE IS BILINGUAL IN ENGLISH AND SIGN LANGUAGE. SE HABLA ESPAÑOL.
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
• Juvenile Delinquency
• Crimes of Violence
• Sex Crimes
• Removal Hearings
• Obtaining Green Cards
• Change of Status
• Cancellation of Deportation
• Obtaining Visas
• Waivers of Inadmissibility
• Adjustment of Status
• Withholding Removal
• Dream Act Applications
• Employment Authorization
Please contact me if I can help you...
Our discussions will be in the strictest confidence.
I've been defending criminal cases since 1992. Over the years I've defended offenses ranging from speeding tickets in traffic court up to and including multiple counts of First Degree Murder, including cases in which the Death Penalty has been sought. I've conducted numerous court hearings, bench trials and jury trials in a wide variety of misdemeanor and felony matters; I've done post-conviction and appellate work; I've argued before the Supreme Court of Illinois.
Criminal law and immigration law are strongly intertwined. Decisions made in a criminal case for a non-American may have devastating consequences for that person's immigration status. It may be a cruel surprise for a non-American to work out a deal in a criminal case that avoids prison, only to expose himself, because of that deal, to deportation proceedings. Deportation may occur irrespective of whether that non-American has an American spouse, American children, a house, car, or a business. It is imperative that, for non-Americans, criminal law decisions are made with an eye to immigration.
Perhaps the greatest calamity that can befall a human being in our society is to be charged with a criminal offense. Based on mere accusations, the government... focuses its formidable powers against the individual. Amassed against the accused will be the prosecutor, the police and often times the general public... Very often the stakes are high. A judgment against the accused may require him to forfeit his property, his freedom, even his life. Into this breach steps defense counsel.
Deportation may lead to the loss of both property and life; or of all that makes life worth living.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis in
Ng Fung Ho v. White, 259 U.S. 276, 284
NEIL J LEVINE PROFILE
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
■ Listed in "The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers"
■ Member of Bar of Supreme Court of the United States
■ Member of Bar of United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
■ Member of Bar of Supreme Court of Illinois
■ Member of Capital Litigation Trial Bar - Certified as Lead Counsel
■ Member of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
■ Member of Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
■ Member of DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
■ Member of American Immigration Lawyers Association
■ Member of Illinois State Bar Association
■ Member of DuPage County Bar Association
■ Member of Board of Directors of Midwest Center on Law and the Deaf
■ Georgetown, Juris Doctor, 1990
■ Member of Order of the Coif
■ Graduated Magna Cum Laude
■ Fluent in Sign Language
■ Se habla Español