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
DuPage County

Prosecutor of the Year
DuPage County

Admitted to Illinois Bar

January, 2000
The John Marshall Law School
Chicago, IL
Juris Doctor

College of Rathmines
Dublin, Ireland
Master of International Law

University College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
Bachelor of Arts (cum laude)
Q: When should I 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 assesment of your case as promptly as possible. Evidence may need to be secured, and witnesses have fresher recollections.
Q: Do I have to get a lawyer?
  • 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 a call 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 advice from somebody who can help you.
Q: How much do you charge?
  • 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: I just have a traffic ticket, do I need an attorney?
  • 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. Give David Rafferty a call at 773.837.4493 for a free initial consultation.
Q: The police arrested me and never read me my Miranda Rights. Shouldn't the case be dismissed?
  • 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 necssarily mean that the case will be dismissed.
David M. Rafferty • Criminal and Juvenile Defense Attorney
Phone: 773.837.4493 • Fax: 773.935.8840
555 West Jackson, Blvd., Suite 700 • Chicago, IL 60661
e-mail: david@davidraffertylaw.com