David B. Franks, Attorney

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White Collar Crime, Misdemeanor, Felony, DUI-DWI, General Practice, Criminal

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David Franks is a highly effective Criminal, Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Traffic Defense Attorney who has practiced criminal law since being admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1989.  Mr. Franks has more than fifteen years of criminal prosecution and defense experience.

Mr. Franks served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in both Cook County and McHenry County, Illinois. In McHenry County he served four years as a prosecutor in the Misdemeanor and Felony Divisions.  He served as one of the first two designated Domestic Battery Prosecutors in McHenry County, as well as the Misdemeanor and Traffic Division Supervisor.

Drawing upon his eight years of experience as an Assistant State’s Attorney and seven years as a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Franks understands the intricacies of DUI and criminal defense, and consistently achieves outstanding results for his clients using his skill as a researcher, negotiator and advocate. Mr. Franks has successfully defended clients charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Reckless Driving and various traffic moving violations, as well as criminal charges ranging from petty offenses to Class X felonies.
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    Position        Association Name        Duration
    Member        Illinois State Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Council         2007-present
    Fellow        Illinois Bar Foundation         2000-present
    Member        Illinois State Bar Association, Traffic Laws and Courts Section Council         1999-present
    Member        McHenry County Bar Association         1995-present
    Chairman        Illinois State Bar Association ,Traffic Laws and Courts Section Council         2006-2007
    Vice-Chair        Illinois State Bar Association, Traffic Laws and Courts Section Council         2005-2006
    Secretary        Illinois State Bar Association, Traffic Laws and Courts Section Council         2004-2005
    Member        Illinois State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section Council         1990-1999
  • Military Decorations:
         - Defense Meritorious Service Medal
         - Joint Service Commendation Medal
         - Navy Commendation Medal (Awarded Three Times)
         - Navy Achievement Medal (Awarded Two Times)

  • Case Summary, People v. Bruni, ISBA Traffic Laws and Courts Newsletter, March 2011, Vol. 20, No. 3. Case Summary, People v. Nunez, ISBA Traffic Laws and Courts Newsletter, June 2010, Vol. 19, No. 4. Case Summary, People v. McDonough, ISBA Traffic Laws and Courts Newsletter, March 2010, Vol. 19, No. 3. Case Summary, People v. Hacker, ISBA Traffic Laws and Courts Newsletter, June 2009, Vol. 18, No. 4 Case Summary, People v. Owens, ISBA Criminal Justice Newsletter, May 2009, Vol. 52, No. 5 Case Summary, People v. Rodriguez, ISBA Criminal Justice Newsletter, November 2008, Vol. 52, No. 1 Case Summary, People v. Ewing, ISBA Traffic Laws & Courts Newsletter, September 2008, Vol. 18, No. 1 Case Summary, People v. Whitfield, ISBA Criminal Justice Newsletter, May 2008, Vol. 51, No. 4 Case Summary, People v. Company, ISBA Criminal Justice Newsletter, January 2008, Vol. 51, No. 3 Case Summary, People v. Sturgess, ISBA Traffic Laws and Courts Newsletter, March 2007, Vol. 16, No. 3 Case Summary, Kaiser v. Fleming, ISBA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Newsletter (November 2001, at 3) Case Summary, In Re Marriage of Drysch, ISBA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Newsletter (October 2001, at 5) Case Summary, People v. Every, Illinois State Bar Association Criminal Justice Newsletter (February 1999, at 6) Case Summary, People v. Cortes, Illinois State Bar Association Criminal Justice Newsletter (April 1998, at 10) Case Summary, People v. Whitehead, Illinois State Bar Association Criminal Justice Newsletter (May 1996, at 8) Case Summary, People v. Jimerson, Illinois State Bar Association Criminal Justice Newsletter (September 1995, at 1) Case Summary, People v. Mahaffey, Illinois State Bar Association Criminal Justice Newsletter (June 1995, at 3) Case Summary, People v. Knuckles, Illinois State Bar Association Criminal Justice Newsletter (April 1994, at 6) Case Summary, People v. Fassler, Illinois State Bar Association Criminal Justice Newsletter (February 1993, at 3) Federal Court Discretion and the Exhaustion Doctrine: Granberry v. Greer, Criminal Law Bulletin (May 1990)

  • Public Defender Stephen Baker, Assistant State’s Attorney David B. Franks and the Honorable Daniel T. Gillespie, Survey of Illinois Law: Criminal Law and Procedure, Southern Illinois University Law Journal (Summer 1995)

    Public Defender Stephen Baker, Assistant State’s Attorney David B. Franks and the Honorable Daniel T. Gillespie, Survey of Illinois Law: Criminal Law and Procedure, Southern Illinois University Law Journal (Summer 1996)
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1301 Pyott Rd.
Ste 200
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
42.1902029,-88.307958

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