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Clyde Guilamo

Clyde Guilamo

Chicagoland Criminal Defense Lawyer
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  • Illinois
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Clyde Guilamo is a trial lawyer with heart! He cares about his clients, he cares about his cases, and he cares about the result! When you aren't looking for a plea deal and want to take your case to trial, you want attorney Clyde Guilamo by your side. He is smart, he is good, and he is a lawyer that you can trust.
Clyde Guilamo graduated from Northwestern University with degrees in Mathematics and Economics. He then attended Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he represented the school in its mock trial competition team, becoming the Midwest Champion in an American Bar Association sponsored competition. From 2011 to 2021, Clyde served as an Assistant States Attorney in Cook, Kankakee, and DeKalb County. He now serves as a Criminal Defense Lawyer across the Chicagoland Area.

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
Juvenile Law
Cannabis & Marijuana Law
Medical Marijuana
White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Areas
  • Sex Crimes
  • Property Tax Law
  • Free Consultation
    Call Attorney Clyde Guilamo and experience the difference. He will treat you with respect. He will listen to you fully. And he will discuss the law that applies in your case.
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Illinois
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Felony Assistant Public Defender
Kendall County Public Defender's Office
Felony Assistant State's Attorney
DeKalb County State's Attorney's Office
Complex Narcotics Prosecutor
Kankakee County State's Attorney's Office
Assistant State's Attorney
Cook County State's Attorney's Office
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
J.D. (2011)
Honors: Regional Champion - ABA Labor and Employment Mock Trial Competition
Activities: Trial Team
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Northwestern University
B.A. (2008) | Mathematics, Economics
Activities: Alianza - Treasurer Multicultural Greek Council - President
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Top 40 Under 40 - Criminal Defense Lawyer
National Black Lawyers Association
The National Black Lawyers Association named Clyde Guilamo as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Black Criminal Defense Lawyers in Illinois. Membership in this exclusive organization is by invitation only and is limited to the top 40 attorneys under the age of 40 in each state who have demonstrated excellence and have achieved outstanding results in their careers.
Regional Champion
American Bar Association - Labor and Employment Competition
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin - Volume 156, No. 233.
Professional Associations
State Bar of Illinois  # 6306079
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Articles & Publications
Can Police Search Your Car Based Off the Odor of Cannabis in Illinois
Recap of Jury Trial of Killing of Ahmaud Arbery
Can a Teacher Search a Student's Bag?
What is a Plea Agreement?
Public Defender vs Private Lawyer
What is an Arraignment Hearing
Speaking Engagements
Property Tax Workshop, St. Wenceslaus Church, Chicago
Century 21 SGR
Century 21 SGR is bringing in a Property Tax Attorney Clyde Guilamo to walk you through the steps of appealing your home valuation and lower your tax bill.
Websites & Blogs
Law Office of Clyde Guilamo, LLC.
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Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered
Q. During a plenary order of protection hearing my attorney failed to present the evidence and witnesses
A: Hello. I'm sorry to hear that all of that happened to you. Unfortunately, you did not actually include a question to answer. Try re-writing the question.
Q. Is there any punishment if any?
A: If this incident happened in Indiana, you should post this as a question for lawyers in Indiana. Crimes are charged in the county where the crime occurred, not in the county where you live. But to answer you underlying question, yes you can be charged for underringing items at a self checkout. I've had to defend someone for that very situation. If the amount is very small, an innocent mistake would definitely explain it. But if the difference was more than $100, less people will think that it was a mistake.
Q. Can police charge someone just for their fingerprints being found on a small of drugs if that's all they have?
A: Yes. Charging someone with an offense is different from being found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. What's important here is that fingerprints show that a some point, a person has touched an object. Fingerprints cannot tell you when a person touched an object. Generally, a good defense attorney should know how to argue a fingerprint only case.
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Contact & Map
The Law Office of Clyde Guilamo
1 East Erie St.
Suite 525-4591
Chicago, IL 60611
Toll-Free: (708) 966-9829
Monday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 7 PM (Today)
Saturday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Sunday: 9 AM - 7 PM