Have you recently been arrested, or are you the target of a pre-file investigation? Regardless of your guilt or innocence, you should have an experienced Downers Grove criminal defense attorney from Martin & Kent, L.L.C. defending your constitutional rights!

We are more than your average criminal defense attorney; we are former felony prosecutors with more than 42 years of combined experience. This knowledge and insight into the prosecution is invaluable and we use it every day when negotiating plea bargains and when fighting in court.

More reasons to confirm why we are the firm to choose:

  • We are former presidents of the Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • We received the 2013 Top Lawyer in Illinois Award from Super Lawyers®
  • Rated 10.0 “Superb” by Avvo
  • We offer FREE, initial consultations
  • We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Do you need a defense attorney? Absolutely! In Illinois, a misdemeanor conviction can involve up to 1 year in jail, and a maximum fine of $2,500. In contrast, a felony conviction can result in anywhere from 1 to 30 years or life in prison, and up to a $25,000 fine.

Illinois is a death penalty state, so anyone age 18 or over who commits first-degree murder, may be sentenced to death.

We know that there are always two sides of every story, therefore, no matter the charges, we will fight tooth and nail to secure a favorable outcome, and where possible, to avoid a criminal conviction.

Call our office today at 630-474-8000 to discuss your charges!


Our Downers Grove and DuPage County criminal defense attorneys represent clients in the following misdemeanor and felony cases:

  • DUI
  • Drug Crimes
  • Sex Crimes
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Retail Theft & Shoplifting
  • Expungements
  • Murder

We are experienced trial lawyers who are fully committed to delivering dramatic results. As former felony prosecutors with decades of experience dealing with the District Attorney’s Office and local courts, you can be confident that we have what it takes to resolve your case effectively.

Our legal team has an arsenal at our disposal that includes expert witnesses, off-duty police officers, private detectives, and advisors – all of these professionals help us gather the evidence our clients need to defend their rights and protect their futures.

Contact our firm today to schedule your free consultation with one of our dedicated criminal defense lawyers.