I am greatly appreciative of the time, effort and expertise you invested into my recent case. You and your staff were extremely diligent and thorough and made a continuous effort to keep me well informed. I am pleased with the outcome you were able to obtain and felt reassured throughout the process. Your transparency and good will is certainly a valued asset from the client perspective.

Thank you for your assistance and I would be happy to recommend you and your firm in the future.



Mr. Franks is extremely good at what he does, defending his client. I am very satisfied with my outcome. Mr. Franks does his very best and possible to win the case in my favor. He’s very experienced. All three different times of my cases he won all three in my favor!

His staff was always very respectful.

K.D. – Algonquin, IL


I retained David Franks after receiving my 2nd DUI in 5 months. Needless to say, this was extremely frightening, and sure to be a game changer in my life for years to come. I was distraught and depressed. Early on in my case, Mr. Franks informed me my chances to retain my driver’s license were “slim to none”. It was a harsh call to reality indeed. I attempted to mentally prepare to go from 6 months to 5 years without my driver’s license. “It is what it is” means more to me now.

Fast forward 10 months to a favorable (exceptionally so) outcome on both of my DUI cases, and the ability to retain my driving privileges. David Franks is a good lawyer because he states the facts honestly (helping you to hopefully become scared straight) and pulls the only possible rabbit out of the hat. David Franks is brutally honest, direct to the point/subject, and obtains the best possible outcome.

I benefited because I retained a confident lawyer who delivered a favorable outcome on my case. And, second, a new lease on life and a fresh start at the ripe old age of 66+ years old.

Marlo and Dimitra are friendly, informative, caring and professional to say the least. They were indeed a huge help in navigating the rough waters of these last 10 months during the ordeal of my pending litigation. Mr. Franks, Marlo and Dimitra are indeed the best there is in their respective field.

The expertise and kindness you have exhibited during the defense of my DUI cases during the past 10 months is greatly appreciated! I now look forward to living out the balance of my years as a positive role model to my family.

Charles H. – Lake in the Hills, IL



David Franks impressed me by the fact that he took the time to listen to my wife’s and my concerns/questions, plus he didn’t sugarcoat the fact that the charges were serious. But I told the truth and David got all the paperwork to back my facts. He told us what we faced. He told us it would take some time. He dug for the truth. He never gave up, and most of all he believed me.

I found David to be thorough and leave no stone unturned, followed all avenues and diligent. Even when he was sick he came to court. A very intelligent man who knows his law.

What I valued the most is two things. Integrity—this word has in it the word grit and to me someone who has grit is someone who digs in, doesn’t give up, and gives all they have. Honesty—any man, business, company to succeed must be honest in all their dealings.

His staff always answered my questions, always polite. They never made me or my wife feel rushed.

I would recommend David Franks to my family and friends if they were ever arrested for a criminal charge.

The outcome was exceptional — above and beyond our thoughts. Case dismissed with prejudice!

Carl H.

Lake in the Hills, Illinois



David Franks was very personable and genuinely cared about helping my case.  He worked really hard to get me an amazing deal.  David Franks kept me very informed about my case.  I received letters in the mail and met with him multiple times.  He met with me before court to make sure I knew what was going to happen.  I had confidence that I would get the best outcome possible, and had clear information and advice throughout the process.

The staff made me feel very welcomed, when I was there I never felt treated like a criminal.  I was treated like a person.

I would always recommend David to my family and friends if they were ever arrested for a criminal charge in McHenry County.

Emma H.

Cary, Illinois



David Franks told it to me straight, was my true advocate and fought for my desired outcome.  David Franks responded to my initial e-mail, that was sent at midnight, the next morning.  Mr. Franks always made reference to the support of my wife and mother.  The most serious charge against me was dismissed, fines were reduced by 50% and court supervision was decreased by 50%.

His staff was pleasant and courteous, and I was always treated with respect.

I would highly recommend Mr. Franks to my family and friends if they were ever arrested on a criminal charge.

Joseph R. – McHenry, Illinois










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