Criminal Defense Attorneys

About Us

When you are charged with a criminal offense, we know there is more at stake than just your liberty: often your family, your reputation, your job are also jeopardized. We recognize that being arrested and facing a criminal prosecution is an intimidating experience. You should not have to second guess your legal representation. Rather than working out the same plea agreement for every client, we work to protect your constitutional rights.

As former DuPage County prosecutors with over a decade of criminal defense experience in Cook County and all of the collar counties, including DuPage County, Charles Rohde and Christine Cody have extensive background in virtually every facet of criminal defense from traffic and misdemeanor cases to juvenile and felony matters. Together we have more than thirty years of criminal courtroom experience.

We pride ourselves on quoting sensible fees. We know what it takes to defend a case in criminal court, and we will not overcharge you for it. We provide experience and quality service at a reasonable price. Take advantage of our free initial consultation, and let us tell you what we can do for you today.

Charles Rohde

Criminal Defense Attorney Charles (Chuck) Rohde has more than fifteen years of criminal trial experience. A graduate of The College of William and Mary, Chuck Rohde earned his juris doctor degree from the University of Richmond, School of Law. In 1995, he was admitted to the Illinois Bar and began his career as a prosecutor in DuPage County where he was later awarded Misdemeanor Assistant of the Year. In 1999, he entered private practice with a concentration on criminal defense work and juvenile law.

Chuck Rohde has successfully defended hundreds of cases ranging from felony, which include drug cases, felony DUIs, thefts and aggravated battery to misdemeanors, including DUIs, and juvenile delinquency cases. He routinely handles DCFS neglect and abuse cases.

Chuck Rohde is a member of the DuPage County Bar Association, the DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and also serves as the Chair of the DCFS Children’s Justice Task Force for the State of Illinois.

Christine Cody

Criminal Defense Attorney Christine Cody has over fifteen years of career experience concentrated in criminal law. A graduate of Purdue University, Christine earned her juris doctor degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. She was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1995 and began her career as a prosecutor in DuPage County, where her assignments included Juvenile Delinquency, Domestic Violence, DUI, and Felony courtrooms. In 1999, she entered private practice to concentrate in criminal defense work.

Christine has successfully defended hundreds of criminal cases, including domestic batteries, aggravated batteries, DUIs, resisting peace officer charges, and drug cases in DuPage County, Cook County, and all of the surrounding counties.

Christine teaches Criminal Law & Procedure as an Adjunct Professor at the College of DuPage. She is a member of the DuPage County Bar Association, the DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Criminal FAQs & Legal Disclaimer

Below are links to answers of some of the frequently asked questions about criminal and juvenile law in the state of Illinois as well as some questions about our services at The Law Offices of Charles Rohde & Christine Cody, P.C.

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I just have a traffic ticket, do I need an attorney?
The Police arrested me and never read me my 'Miranda Rights', shouldn't the case be dismissed?

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It is not intended as professional legal advice or the provision of legal services and should not be construed as such. It is strongly suggested that you consult an attorney personally in the event that you are charged with a crime. There is no substitute for a private personal legal consultation.

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