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Attorney David B. Franks

David B. Franks

Partner, Franks & Rechenberg, P.C.

David B. Franks is a highly effective Criminal AttorneyDriving Under the Influence (DUI) Lawyer and Traffic Defense Attorney who has practiced criminal law since being admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1989. Mr. Franks has more than fifteen years of criminal prosecution and defense experience.

Mr. Franks served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in both Cook County and McHenry County, Illinois. In McHenry County he served four years as a prosecutor in the Misdemeanor and Felony Divisions. He served as one of the first two designated Domestic Battery Prosecutors in McHenry County, as well as the Misdemeanor and Traffic Division Supervisor.

Drawing upon his eight years of experience as an Assistant State’s Attorney and seven years as a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Franks understands the intricacies of DUI and criminal defense, and consistently achieves outstanding results for his clients using his skill as a researcher, negotiator and advocate. Mr. Franks has successfully defended clients charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Reckless Driving and various traffic moving violations, as well as criminal charges ranging from petty offenses to Class X felonies.

In October 2007, Mr. Franks retired from the United States Navy (Reserve Component) where he achieved the rank of Commander (equivalent to Lt. Colonel). While on active duty and in the reserves, he further honed his skills in strategic thinking and planning, and will develop a defense tailored to the particular circumstances of your case. He is a tough and skillful attorney–qualities that make him an effective courtroom advocate. He aggressively represents his clients from the beginning of a criminal investigation through trial. Mr. Franks is committed to his clients and strives to provide them with the best defense.

Qualifications

Areas of Practice

Criminal Defense

DUI

Traffic Defense

Education

American University Washington College of Law, Washington D.C.,  J.D.

Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, B.S.

Military Service

Naval Reserve Association

U.S. Navy (Active Duty-Lieutenant)
1980-1987

U.S. Navy Reserve (Commander-Retired)
1987-2007

Military Decorations

  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • Joint Service Commendation Medal
  • Navy Commendation Medal (awarded three times)
  • Navy Achievement Medal (awarded two time)

Professional Associations and Memberships

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
2007-present

National College for DUI Defense
2005-present

Illinois State Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Council
2007-present
1990-1999

Illinois State Bar Traffic Laws and Courts Section Council
Member 2000-present
Vice Chair 2005-2006
Secretary 2004-2005

Illinois State Bar Association General Practice, Small Firm and Solo Practitioner Section Council
2000-2004

Illinois Bar Foundation
2000-present

McHenry County Bar Association
1995-present

Illinois Bar Foundation
2000-present

McHenry County Bar Association
1995-present

Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS)
Board of Trustees 2002-2006