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Audriana T. Anderson

Audriana T. Anderson

Experienced Former Prosecutor Ready to Solve Your Problem - Free Consultation
  • Criminal Law, Juvenile Law
  • Illinois
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Biography

Audrey Anderson is an experienced, dynamic, and accomplished trial attorney. She is a 20-year veteran of the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office who has conducted over 250 trials to verdict and received numerous commendations from law enforcement.

During her tenure as an Assistant State's Attorney at the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office, Audrey was Supervisor of the Major Crimes/Narcotics Unit where she prosecuted serious and high profile crimes in DuPage County. She coordinated numerous multi-jurisdictional and multi-agency investigations with a variety of federal, state, and local agencies and police departments, including the Department of Homeland Security, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Illinois State Police.

Audrey also served as Supervisor of the Juvenile & Family Justice Unit for the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office before entering private practice. This experience has led to her becoming a highly sought after attorney for DCFS investigations, DCFS appeals, child abuse & neglect cases, school threat cases and almost all matters of juvenile law.

Having unique expertise and a robust network in the legal and law enforcement communities, Audrey is passionate about utilizing her vast courtroom experience to work for clients in criminal defense matters.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Juvenile Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Child Abuse & Neglect Defense
  • Asset Seizures & Forfeitures
  • DCFS (Department of Children & Family Services) Investigations & Appeals
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free initial 30 minute consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Supreme Court of Illinois
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Romanian: Spoken
Professional Experience
Director of Law Practice
Anderson Attorneys & Advisors
- Current
Supervisor of the Juvenile & Family Justice Unit
DuPage County State's Attorney's Office
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Supervisor of the Major Crimes / Narcotics Unit
DuPage County State's Attorney's Office
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Senior Assistant State's Attorney
DuPage County State's Attorney's Office
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Assistant State's Attorney
DuPage County State's Attorney's Office
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Intern
DuPage County State's Attorney's Office
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Education
DePaul College of Law
J.D. (1999) | Law
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Wheaton College
B.A. (1996) | Economics
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Awards
Lead Counsel Verified Attorney
LawInfo.com
Since 2018
Best Criminal Defense Attorneys in Elgin
Expertise.com
10.0 Superb Rating
Avvo
Elite Lawyer Award
Elite Lawyer
Certificate of Recognition
Illinois State Police Metropolitan Enforcement Group Directors & Task Force Commanders Association
Recognition
Illinois State Police DuPage Metropolitan Enforcement Group
Felony Prosecutor of the Year
DuPage County State's Attorney's Office
Felony Batting Title
DuPage County State's Attorney's Office
2009, 2010
Commendation for Prosecution of Narcotics Offenses
Village of Addison
Commendation for Outstanding Achievement & Performance
DuPage County State's Attorney's Office
Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar Association
Member
Current
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DuPage County Bar Association
Member
Current
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DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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DuPage County Juvenile Officer's Association
General Counsel
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DuPage County Juvenile Justice Council
Executive Board Member
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Illinois Juvenile Officer's Association
Member
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DuPage County Child Welfare Committee
Member
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Illinois Prosecutor's Bar Association
Member
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International Narcotics Interdiction Association
Member
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DuPage Metropolitan Enforcement Group
Policy Board Member of
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Illinois Drug Enforcement Officer's Association
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
New Illinois Law: Firearms Restraining Order Act
Avvo Legal Guide
DuPage County Lawyers
Illinois Law Quarterly
Impact Law Brief (Louisiana Hospital Association)
DuPage Forward
Journal of the DuPage County Bar Association
DuPage County Bar Association
The ISBA Connection
DuPage County Bar Association
Speaking Engagements
The new law that’s making its way to the Senate requires schools to notify parents of bullying within 24 hours, Let's Get Legal, WGN Radio 720
Proposed bill to charge older teens as adults in hopes of reducing crime, Let's Get Legal, WGN Radio 720
Are parents liable for their teens gathering downtown?, Let's Get Legal, WGN Radio 720
Orders of protection and reasons why people file them, Let's Get Legal, WGN Radio 720
How disputing traffic tickets has changed since COVID, Let's Get Legal, WGN Radio 720
Juvenile crimes and detention centers, Let's Get Legal, WGN Radio 720
Attorney Audrey Anderson talks kids getting ticketed in schools, Let's Get Legal, WGN Radio 720
What is DCFS’s role with juveniles in detention, Let's Get Legal, WGN Radio 720
Breaking down the SAFE-T Act with Attorney Audrey Anderson, Let's Get Legal, WGN Radio 720
Diving deeper into the role of DCFS with Attorney Audrey Anderson, Let's Get Legal, WGN Radio 720
How a traffic stop can end with your car getting seized, Let's Get Legal, WGN Radio 720
Growing Your Business, DuPage County Bar Association Mega Meeting
Legal Answers
5 Questions Answered
Q. Say you get pulled over and your driving someone else’s vehicle do the police have the right to search said vehicle?
A: It does not matter if the car you are driving does not belong to you -- if you are driving the car and there is a valid basis for the officer to search the car, the officer is permitted to search the car even if you do not own the car. Reasons that the officer may be legally permitted to search the vehicle include: the smell of fresh, burning, or burnt cannabis or the officer observes something illegal inside the vehicle in plain view -- such as a gun or baggie of drugs. This is a very fact specific situation, so you need to have an attorney experienced in search & seizure law represent you and review the facts of your particular situation and case.
Q. Can a police detective question his own son if his son has info regarding a case he is investigating?
A: There would possibly exist a conflict of interest, so a police officer or other law enforcement officer should not be the one to question his or her own child regarding an investigation. Rather, that officer should have a different officer do the questioning. That protects the integrity of the investigation. If the officer does question his or her own child, there is potentially a basis by the charged defendant to challenge the investigation process.
Q. I would like to know if you could tell me how I find out if I have a felony
A: The simplest thing for you to do is to hire a private agency to conduct a criminal background check for you -- that really takes all the work out of your hands; however, that can be pricey. Another option would be to look online or go in person to the Circuit Clerk's Office of the counties where you currently reside or have resided in the past and look up your name in their online system. You could also look at the Circuit Clerk's Office online case system in the counties where you have been arrested.
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Contact & Map
Anderson Attorneys & Advisors
2150 Manchester Road
Suite 101
Wheaton, IL 60187
Telephone: (630) 877-5800
Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
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