David M. Rafferty
David Rafferty & Associates
June, 2006 to present
2006 - present
Illinois State Bar Association
2006 - present
American Bar Association
March, 2001 to May, 2006
Asst. State's Attorney
Prosecutor of the Year
Admitted to Illinois Bar
The John Marshall Law School
College of Rathmines
Master of International Law
University College Dublin
Bachelor of Arts (cum laude)
Q: When should I get a lawyer?
Q: Do I have to get a lawyer?
If you have been arrested for a crime, or believe that
you are being investigated for a crime, you should
consider speaking to an attorney. While you are
innocent until proven guilty on any case, a vigilant
defense starts with an experienced, skilled assessment
of your case as promptly as possible. Evidence may
need to be secured, and witnesses have fresher
Q: How much do you charge?
Certain people need to be represented in court (such
as juveniles and people facing very serious charges),
but it is possible that you could defend yourself in
court. But that doesn't make it wise. Contact David Rafferty and Associates at
773.837.4493 for a free consultation of your
case. The fact of the matter is that when your
liberty is at stake, you should seek legal advice a highly qualified criminal defense attorney like David Rafferty.
Q: I just have a traffic ticket, do I need an attorney?
Depends on the case. Set up a free consultation and I
will make sure you understand what your case will
cost. My fees are reasonable, and I offer set prices
for cases. Reasonable payment plans are available and
I take Visa and Mastercard for legal fees.
Q: The police arrested me and never read me my Miranda
Rights. Shouldn't the case be dismissed?
Again, depends on the case. If you have any question
about the effect the ticket will have on your license,
or if you have had recent traffic ticket history, it
would be wise to consult an attorney. Contact criminal defense attorney David Rafferty at 773.837.4493
for a free initial consultation.
No, sorry. Your 'Miranda' warnings apply to things
you say after you've been placed in custody. Under
certain circumstances, statements or confessions that
you have made may be kept out of evidence against you.
But that does not necessarily mean that the case will