Markham Criminal Defense Lawyer


If you are facing a criminal or a DUI charge there may be some serious consequences to the charges. The consequences of a conviction can lead to heavy fines, your license being revoked or even significant jail time. When facing these charges, you want a defense attorney on your side that understands the ins and outs of both criminal law and DUI law.

Alex Ktenas is a skilled criminal defense lawyer who fights hard for those who need a criminal representation in Markham, IL

Alexander Ktenas was a former prosecutor in Markham IL, who has handled hundreds of criminal law matters and hundreds of DUI cases in the Markham courthouse. Because Mr. Ktenas has spent several years as a prosecutor, he has gained an advantage by being very familiar with the policies and procedures at the Markham Courthouse. Having Alexander Ktenas as your criminal defense attorney will provide you with a distinct advantage because of his experience with handling all types of criminal and DUI matters both as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney.

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How much does a criminal defense attorney cost?

The cost of a criminal defense lawyer depends on the type of case that you are charged with and what the expectations are of the case. There are many stages to a criminal case and to a traffic case. Typically most lawyers charge a flat rate to handle these matters. The typical cost for a misdemeanor is between $1,500 and $2,500. The typical cost for a felony case is usually $5,000 and above.

At Ktenas Law we offer payment plans and we offer plenty of vendors for you to obtain your own personal loan (at your request). One thing that our law firm does differently is that we offer progressive pricing options depending on how many stages we handle through the case. We do this to save our clients money. We price our services in stages in order to prevent clients from paying high flat rates for their legal services

What type of cases can we handle?

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As former prosecutors in Markham, we have handled all types of criminal felony and misdemeanor cases and all types of traffic matters as well. As advocates for people accused of crimes, we regularly handle DUI matters on a daily basis at the Markham courthouse. Whether you are charged with a simple speeding ticket or a felony gun case or felony DUI we can help you defend against the charges!

Our attorneys frequently handle the following cases:


Aggravated speedingGun cases
AssaultLeaving the scene of an accident
BatteryPublic indecency
Criminal damage to propertyObstructing Identification
Criminal Trespass to PropertyObstructing a police officer
Disorderly conductReckless driving
Domestic batteryRetail theft
Domestic ViolenceResisting a police officer
Driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI)Shoplifting
Driving on a suspended or revoked licenseUnlawful use of a weapon
Fleeing and Eluding the police


Aggravated BatteryFraud
Aggravated Driving under the influence of alcoholFinancial Identity Theft
Aggravated Driving on a revoked licenseForgery
Aggravated Domestic BatteryGun cases
Aggravated Discharge of a FirearmIdentity theft
Aggravated unlawful use of a weaponPossession of Cannabis
Armed RobberyPossession of Cocaine
Armed ViolencePossession of Heroin
BurglaryPossession of a weapon by a felon
Criminal damage to propertyPossession of a stolen motor vehicle
Delivery of cannabisReckless Discharge of a Firearm
Delivery of cocaineReckless Homicide
Delivery of heroineResidential Burglary
Delivery of a controlled substanceResisting Arrest
Drug crimesRetail theft
Drug possessionRobbery

Will I go to jail?

Although all criminal and traffic misdemeanors and felony offenses include the possibility of jail time, most of our cases usually end up with a reduction of charges or at a worst-case scenario the possibility of probation. We are very familiar with the courthouse and are able to successfully negotiate great deals for our clients or take the case to trial and secure a not guilty. We fight hard for you and treat you as if we were defending a friend or a loved one.

Award-Winning Markham DUI Lawyer

Markham Criminal Defense Attorney

At Ktenas Law we regularly take cases to trial and beat DUI’s for our clients. The faster you take action, the better off you will be. We are available 24 hours a day for our clients so that we can tell you exactly what to do after you have been arrested for DUI. Let our relentless law firm fight to keep your license and beat your Markham DUI!

Alexander Ktenas has been recognized as a 10 best Illinois criminal defense attorney based upon client satisfaction and a top-rated local Pro.

What are the penalties of misdemeanors and felonies in Markham, IL? 

The penalty for a misdemeanor in Markham is a minimum of Court supervision and a maximum of 364 days in jail with a maximum fine of $2,500. The courts also may impose other conditions with any probation such as; community service, swap, restitution, and a no-contact order. There are three classes of a misdemeanor.

  • Class A Misdemeanor – A maximum of 364 days in jail and/or $2,500 fine
  • Class B Misdemeanor -A maximum of 180 days in jail and/or $2,500 fine
  • Class C Misdemeanor -A maximum of 30 days in jai and/or $1,500 fine

The penalties for a felony offense in Markham are a minimum of probation and a maximum of life in prison and a maximum fine of $25,000. The court can also impose many other conditions with probation such as; community service, swap, restitution, random drug drops, and a no contact order. There are 5 classes of felonies in Markham.

  • Class X Felony Illinois – Up to 30 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $25,000
  • Class 1 Felony Illinois – Up to 15 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $25,000
  • Class 2 Felony Illinois – Up to 7 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $25,000
  • Class 3 Felony Illinois – Up to 5 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $25,000
  • Class 4 Felony Illinois – Up to 3 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $25,000

Call the attorneys at Ktenas Law today for a free consultation

Our number one goal is to get the best possible results for our clients. For every case, no matter how straightforward or complex, the attorneys at Ktenas Law will help you through these difficult times.

As a former Markham prosecutor, our strategy is to get the charges against you dismissed as fast as possible! Call today for a free consultation from the best Markham defense attorney. Too busy for a call? Feel free to text us to get a fast and quick answer!

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