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Criminal Defense

You will have a criminal defense attorney working closely with you to provide the strongest defense possible from the start of your case to its conclusion. Our criminal defense attorneys represent adults and juveniles and we can represent in state and federal courts in cases ranging from minor, felonies and misdemeanor cases.

Know Your Rights

  • You have the right to remain silent
  • Do not admit fault
  • Do not sign any papers
  • Ask for your own lawyer
  • You have a right to a defense


The Law Office of Ivan Rueda & Associates offer experienced and effective criminal defense service and representation in court. Always know your rights, and ask for the appropriate lawyer.Whether you are facing criminal charges such as homicide, drug possession, or any other criminal offense, we can help. Our firm can help at each stage of a felony or misdemeanor charge.


If you have been charged with a felony or arrested, it is very important you keep quiet. Do not self incriminate or convict yourself by trying to talk your way out of it. Contact the Law Office of Ivan Rueda & Associates immediately for legal representation and assistance. Our lawyers will give you the next steps you need to follow and work with you through the legal process.

There are five tiers or classes of felonies in Illinois, defined by the time of incarceration. While felonies can range from a class X, 1,2, 3, or 4.


If you’ve been charged with a homicide or think you may be charged, it is imperative you hire a professional homicide attorney who will effectively represent you in court. The penalties for a homicide will vary depending on the type of charge. Contact the Law Office of Ivan Rueda & Associates for legal representation.

First degree murder is the most serious of the homicide crimes in Illinois. In order to prove first degree murder, prosecutor must establish, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the defendant killed an individual without lawful justification and either:

  • Intended to kill or do bodily harm
  • Knew that the act created a strong probability of causing death or great bodily harm

Drug Crimes

Each drug charge carries a different consequence. If you have been charge for a drug crime, contact the Law Office of Ivan Rueda & Associates immediately.


If you or a loved one has been charged with burglary in Chicago, then you need an expert attorney with extensive prior experience in the Illinois court system defending people accused of burglary. Call the Law Offices of Ivan Rueda for legal representation.

Armed Assault

If you or a loved one has been charged with burglary with a firearm in Chicago, then you need an expert attorney with extensive prior experience in the Illinois court system defending people accused of burglary.The consequences of an armed assault charge can be very severe. If you have been accused of armed assault, call the Law Office of Ivan Rueda & Associates for elite representation in court. We will put an end to your nightmare.

Domestic Violence

Every domestic violence and assault case is unique. With so much on the line you can’t afford to leave your case in the hands of a less experienced attorney. Call the Law Office of Ivan Rueda & Associates for professional and effective legal representation in court.

Possesion of a Weapon

Criminal or illegal possession of a weapon carries strict penalties. If you or a loved one has been charged with illegal gun possession, our attorney Ivan Rueda will make sure your are represented professionally and effectively. Factors that determine when gun possession is illegal include:

  • Knowingly possessing a weapon without a legal license
  • Probation of parole forbids you to possess a weapon
  • You have any prior convictions

Sexual Offenses

Are you facing allegations for a sex crime? The law Office of Ivan Rueda & Associates offers professional legal representation to challenge every aspect of the prosecution case against you. We aim to protect your rights through every stage of the legal process.


Call the Law Office of Ivan Rueda & Associates if you are charged with prostitution. A prostitution charge is no small matter, even if it is an unfounded accusation. Regardless of the charges you face, get in touch with our professional defense lawyers to represent you in a legal court. We fight for your rights and help you achieve the results you deserve.

Juvenile Defense

Children are also capable of breaking the law like adults. Juvenile law is a very specific area of legal practice that requires an experienced attorney to help represent your child and lessen the severity of the penalties. Common juvenile charges include:

  • Criminal Mischief
  • Sex Crimes
  • Theft
  • Drug Charges
  • Alcholol Possession
  • Unauthorized use of a vehicle

Regardless of what your child has been charges with, contact the Law Office of Ivan Rueda & Associates immediately. Our attorney will work diligently to help reduce the odds that your child will receive a severe punishment.

Client Testimonials

My experience with Ivan Rueda was tremendous successful.

He discharge my case from felony to no case at all. He made whole process easy and painless. The process had some unexpected complications, and the Rueda`s team handled it professionally and expeditiously. He was very organized and efficient. He conducted herself in an utmost professional manner and clearly explained the final steps in the process.

Leonor Buenavides, Chicago IL from google reviews
Thank you for your service and appreciate the hard work on my case.

Excellent results. Also the amazing work of his assistant she available immediately and responded rapidly.I recomend this office 100.Keep up the good work with our Hispanic community and God bless.

Joseluis Cabrero, Chicago IL from google reviews
Thank you for an amazing experience!

Thank you for helping us with our immigration case and explaining step by the step the process. The outcome was exactly what Mr Rueda said it would be and I am so grateful.

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Chicago, Bellwood, Berkley, Berwyn, Bridgeview, Broadview, Bolingbrook, Brookfield, Buffalo Grove, Calumet City, Cicero, Countryside, Elk Grove Village, Elmwood Park, Evergreen park, Forest Park, Franklin Park, Hanover park, Hillside, Hodgkins, La Grange, La Grange Park, Lyons, Markham, Maywood, McCook, Melrose Park, North Riverside, Northlake, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Park Ridge, Skokie, Evanston, Des Plaines, Schaumbers, Wheaton, Waukegan, Joliet, Naperville, Aurora, Elgin, Downers Grove, Rivers Forest, River Grove, Riverside, Stickney, Stone Park, Summit, Westchester, Willow, La Villita, Lawndale Brighton Park, Pilsen, Midway, Avondale, Garfield Park, Logan Square, Schiller Park, Bensenville, Addison, Rolling Medows, Cook County and at the 26th and California Courthouse, Maywood Courthouse, Bridgeview Courthouse, Daley Center Courthouse and Markham Courthouse. Also serving Dupage, County, Cook County, Lake County, Kane County, and Will County