What to Expect for Your Case at Markham Courthouse?

Updated on 06/15/2022 / Under

If you have been arrested for a criminal offense or a traffic offense in the southside of Cook County, then you will likely be at the Markham Courthouse located at 16501 S Kedzie Ave, Markham IL. The courthouse opens at 8:30 a.m. and closes at 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Like every other courthouse, you will be required to go through a security line.

Markham courthouse front view

If you are in Markham and charged with a felony, navigating through the proceedings will not be an easy task and you will want someone who is looking out for your best interests. At Ktenas Law we fiercely fight for our clients' rights and help them understand the process every step of the way.

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If you want to put the odds in your favor as much as you can then you have to contact our defense lawyer Alex Ktenas. Alex has experience in this field and he knows the courts in Markham and he knows the people who represent the prosecution. This is because, in Will County and Cook County, Alex was a prosecutor himself for years. How Alex benefits his clients over other lawyers is knowing the people and the workings so he knows what to expect from the prosecution.

Markham Process for Criminal Cases

In the Markham courthouse, you are allowed to bring your phone inside. However, it would help if you kept the phone on silent, or the deputies will confiscate the phone. If you are charged with a misdemeanor offense, then your case will either be in room 201, 204, 205, or 206. If you are charged with a felony offense, then your case will either be in room 101 (for bond hearings and preliminary hearings), room 103, 105, 106, 107, or 108. Generally, in Markham, the misdemeanors start at 9:00 a.m., and the felony cases start at 9:30 a.m.

Below is a list of all the towns that Markham courthouse handles. If you have been arrested in any of these towns or by any of these police agencies, then your case will be heard at the Markham courthouse.

Blue Island Dixmoor Hazel Crest Olympia Fields
South Chicago Heights
Burnham Dalton Homewood Park Forest South Holland
Calumet City East Hazel Crest Lansing Posen Steger
Calumet Park Flossmoor Lynwood Richton Park Thornton
Chicago Heights Ford Heights Markham Riverdale Cook County Sheriff's Police
Country Club Hills Glenwood Matteson Robbins Cook County Forest Preserve
Crete Harvey Midlothian Sauk Village Illinois State Police

Which towns arrest the most people for DUI in Markham courthouse?

Markham courthouse handles hundreds of DUI cases every week. The towns that write the most DUIs are, Blue Island, Calumet City, Chicago Heights, Country Club Hills, Flossmoor, Homewood, Lansing, Lynwood, Midlothian, Park Forest, Riverdale, Sauk Village, Steger, Cook County Sheriff's police and Illinois State Police.

Our Cook County DUI lawyers have worked against the most relentless of prosecutors and are fully prepared to take your case to trial if necessary.

Inside view of the Markham courtrooms in IL

Each of these towns writes a substantial amount of DUI citations to individuals on a daily basis. If you have been arrested for a DUI in the Markham courthouse, you will be assigned to one of four misdemeanor rooms. Below is a list of which courtroom each town writes to.

  • Blue Island DUI Courtroom 205
  • Burnham DUI Courtroom 206
  • Calumet City DUI Courtroom 206
  • Calumet Park DUI Courtroom 206
  • Chicago Heights DUI Courtroom 205
  • Country Club Hills DUI Courtroom 205
  • Dixmoor DUI Courtroom 204
  • Dalton DUI Courtroom 201
  • East Hazel Crest DUI Courtroom 205
  • Flossmoor DUI Courtroom 206
  • Ford Heights DUI Courtroom 204
  • Glenwood DUI Courtroom 204
  • Harvey DUI Courtroom 204
  • Hazel Crest DUI Courtroom 205
  • Homewood DUI Courtroom 206
  • Lansing DUI Courtroom 205
  • Lynwood DUI Courtroom 201
  • Markham DUI Courtroom 204
  • Matteson DUI Courtroom 206
  • Midlothian DUI Courtroom 205
  • Olympia Fields DUI Courtroom 205
  • Park Forest DUI Courtroom 206
  • Posen DUI Courtroom 201
  • Richton Park DUI Courtroom 204
  • Riverdale DUI Courtroom 205
  • Robbins DUI Courtroom 204
  • Sauk Village DUI Courtroom 205
  • South Chicago Heights DUI Courtroom 204
  • South Holland DUI Courtroom 201
  • Steger DUI Courtroom 206
  • Thornton DUI Courtroom 204
  • Cook County Sheriff’s Police DUI Courtroom 206
  • Cook County Forest Preserve DUI Courtroom 201
  • Illinois State Police DUI Courtroom 201

Penalties You May Get in Markham

If you have a criminal or traffic matter at the Markham Courthouse, you can be looking at a minimum of one year in jail, depending on the severity of the cases. Generally, if you are charged with a misdemeanor offense, you will be facing a maximum of 364 days in jail and fines up to $2,500.

If you are charged with a felony offense at Markham courthouse, you can face a minimum of one year in jail up to life in prison with a maximum fine of $25,000. If you have been charged with a DUI or a criminal offense, it is very important that you hire the right criminal defense lawyer to help you fight the charges.

Contact Our Markham Criminal Defense Attorney

Our criminal defense attorney in Markham can assist anyone who needs a rock hard, powerful defense whether an action is being brought to you in Federal or State court. When Ktenas Law represents you, you raise the odds of being found not guilty in your court case.

Our law firm has extensive experience at Markham Courthouse as one of our lawyers was a former prosecutor for years. Our office routinely handles cases in there and we have great working relationships with the prosecutors and are practicing in front of the judges on a daily basis.

When you deal with our law firm, your case gets the most privacy and we provide the most attention to every detail of your case. We will plan out the best defense argument to use in your case. Mr. Ktenas has dealt with the meanest prosecutors and is willing to take your case to trial if it has to go that far.