I truly believe that there's nothing more American than fighting for liberty — and that's exactly what I do for each of my clients. I became an attorney to help others through difficult times in their lives and am proud to offer my legal services to individuals and families throughout the greater Chicago area. While my practice focuses more on criminal defense and DUI-related cases, I also have experience providing representation through a variety of other legal matters. From fighting misdemeanor and felony charges to representing motorists before the Illinois Secretary of State and more, I do everything I can to prepare you for the legal process and help you pursue the best possible outcome.MORE ABOUT ME
When you reach out for my help, I understand that you're already in a bad situation. No matter what you're up against, I'll provide sound legal guidance and the support you need to help you move forward.
With decades of experience as a criminal defense attorney in Chicago, I have the knowledge and skills to confidently guide you through the process of fighting for justice inside and outside of the courtroom.
I take the time to get to know you as a person and not judge the charges you're facing. When we're on the same page about what you hope to achieve, I'll employ personalized legal strategies to meet your unique needs.
The client was stopped for improper lane usage. The officer smelled alcohol on the client’s breath and the client admitted to drinking. Although the officer stated the client failed all field sobriety tests, extensive cross-examination of the officer leads the court to conclude he did “fairly well” on the tests.
The client was stopped for improper lane usage. The officer testified that the client’s speech was slurred, that he stumbled when exiting his car, and that he smelled alcohol on the client’s breath. I obtained a DVD of the arrest, and upon further review, the DVD contradicted the officer regarding these observations and more.
Being accused of a crime is a very serious matter. Not only do you potentially face the loss of your freedom, but a criminal conviction can also have devastating and lasting consequences for your life. If you or someone you care about has been arrested and charged with a crime in Chicago, or if you've learned that you may be part of a state or federal criminal investigation, you need the Law Offices of Eric J. Bell on your side.
As an experienced criminal defense attorney, I will aggressively fight for you. Using my knowledge and skills, I've been able to get charges dismissed, reduced, and negotiated favorably, as well as win both bench and jury trials. Additionally, when involved in the early stages of a criminal investigation, my intervention prevented my clients from being charged at all.
Since 1993, I have been licensed to practice law in Illinois. Throughout my career, I've developed a reputation among colleagues, various prosecutors, and the judiciary as an aggressive and skilled Chicago criminal defense attorney.
I've represented thousands of clients accused of just about every crime you can imagine. From major felonies such as murder, armed robbery, predatory criminal sexual assault, and "white-collar" financial crimes — to misdemeanors like DUI charges, theft, and battery. Regardless of what brings you to my firm, I'll use my experience to protect your constitutional rights and to benefit the outcome of your case today.
As your dedicated attorney, I will work to defend your interests every step of the way. I'll help you better understand your options and keep you informed and prepared on what to expect. Since the beginning of my career, I have always chosen to represent the underdog and fight the prosecution. No case is too big or too small. I believe in what I do, and I believe in winning.
Don't risk your future, and possibly your freedom, by taking on your legal situation alone. We can't change the past, but we can strive to change the future. Contact me for a free initial consultation and put my experience to work for you.