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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
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Romanian: Spoken
Professional Experience
Felony Prosecutor
DuPage County State's Attorney's Office
Felony Prosecutor of the Year (2012) Felony Batting Title (2009, 2010, & 2012) Commendation for Outstanding Achievement & Performance (2000)
Education
Wheaton College
B.A. (1996) | Economics
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DePaul College of Law
J.D. (1989) | Law
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Awards
Elite Lawyer Award
Elite Lawyer
Top Attorney 10.0 Rating Award
AVVO
Illinois State Police DuPage Metropolitan Enforcement Group Recognition of Commitment (2015) Illinois State Police Metropolitan Enforcement Group Directors & Task Force Commanders Association Recognition (2015) Illinois State Police Certificate of Rec
Illinois State Police
Felony Prosecutor of the Year (2012) Felony Batting Title (2009, 2010, & 2012) Commendation for Outstanding Achievement & Performance (2000)
DuPage County State's Attorneys Office
Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar Association
Member
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DuPage County Bar Association
Member
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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
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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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Certifications
Lead Counsel Rated
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Websites & Blogs
Website
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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 (Today)
Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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