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Clyde Guilamo

Clyde Guilamo

Chicagoland Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, DUI & DWI ...
  • Illinois
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Biography

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.

Education
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
J.D. (2011)
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Honors: Regional Champion - ABA Labor and Employment Mock Trial Competition
Activities: Trial Team
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Northwestern University
B.A. (2008) | Mathematics, Economics
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Activities: Alianza - Treasurer Multicultural Greek Council - President
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Professional Experience
Felony Assistant Public Defender
Kendall County Public Defender's Office
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Felony Assistant State's Attorney
DeKalb County State's Attorney's Office
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Complex Narcotics Prosecutor
Kankakee County State's Attorney's Office
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Assistant State's Attorney
Cook County State's Attorney's Office
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Can Police Search Your Car Based Off the Odor of Cannabis in Illinois
Youtube
Recap of Jury Trial of Killing of Ahmaud Arbery
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Can a Teacher Search a Student's Bag?
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What is a Plea Agreement?
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Public Defender vs Private Lawyer
Youtube
What is an Arraignment Hearing
Youtube
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.
Awards
Regional Champion
American Bar Association - Labor and Employment Competition
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin - Volume 156, No. 233.
Professional Associations
State Bar of Illinois  # 6306079
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Supreme Court of Illinois
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
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Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    White Collar Crime
    DUI & DWI
    Juvenile Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Property Tax Law
  • Sex Crimes
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
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.
Q. If the statute is facially unconstitutional by Supreme Court ruling , why would a person be indicted by the grand jury?
A: A grand jury may not know of the Supreme Court's ruling. The grand jury is informed that a person has been charged with a specific crime. A witness then enters the room and essentially explains to the grand jury why that person was charged. The jury them decides if there is probable cause to believe that the person committed the crime charged. It is the prosecutor's job, and not the grand jury, to know about the changes in the law and how those changes impact a case they are presenting to the grand jury.
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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 (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Sunday: 9 AM - 7 PM