Chicago Criminal
Defense Attorney

Serving Chicago since 2010.


Misdemeanors are criminal offenses that are punishable by up to 364 days in prison.  Certain misdemeanors have a statutory requirement that a condition of the sentence be served in custody.


Felonies are offenses that are punishable by a year or more in prison.  Many felonies are non-probational by statute.  That means that a judge isn’t allowed to sentence a defendant to probation under any circumstances.

Traffic Offenses

Traffic offenses are generally misdemeanors.  There are situations where a traffic offense is charged as a felony and may require part of the sentence to be served while in custody. 

The Law Office of Jorge Ochoa

Navigating through the murky waters of the American justice system can be all at once confusing and intimidating to those unfamiliar with its workings. In a court of law, especially when dealing with criminal cases, if you don’t know the ins and outs of judicial proceedings and how to navigate through precedent, case history, and laws on the books, you can find yourself out of luck and in a situation, you could have avoided if you’d only found a qualified attorney.


Working in the Cook County and surrounding county court systems for over ten years.


When you work with me you get ME. Not an assistant or a receptionist, I handle every aspect of your case.


Whether it’s at my office in downtown Chicago or at the Cook County jail, my initial consultation is very affordable. Most information about my rates is here.


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Payment Plans

I try whenever possible to work with my clients. If you need a payment plan, let’s discuss it.