Peoria Illinois Criminal Defense

Legal Services

DUI – Since 1993, The Law Offices of Maureen Williams has been vigorously representing those charged with a DUI, misdemeanor or felony. When many persons want to give in and accept that they will receive a DUI on their record just because arrested, The Law Offices of Maureen Williams shows how many different ways there are to fight a DUI. Ms. Williams will candidly tell you not to even hire her unless you want to fight the charge. [Read More]

Misdemeanors – If you are charged with a misdemeanor, the Law Offices of Maureen Williams can help. Ms. Williams understands the stress that a criminal charge brings, even a misdemeanor. She will gather the evidence against you, get the facts from you, go over the evidence with you as well as review the statute with you… [Read More]

Felonies – If you are charged with a felony, the Law Offices of Maureen Williams can help. Whether you are facing a murder charge or a retail theft charge, the procedure we follow is the same– prepare, prepare, prepare. From her first murder trial in 1994 that resulted in a hung jury… [Read More]

Appeals – In Illinois, a defendant has thirty days to appeal a conviction. The thirty day period begins after day of sentencing. A direct appeal is another way to say it. Usually, after a guilty plea, bench finding of guilt, or guilty verdict by jury, your lawyer will file motions to withdraw the plea if requested, or motion for a new trial. [Read More]

Law Offices of Maureen Williams

A law firm established in 1993, devoted exclusively to the practice of criminal defense at all stages – from investigation to trial to appeal. An advocate who wants you to feel you are her only client.

it was always my decision

First off Ms. Williams is very reliable, caring, and made of steel. Ms. Williams always had my daughter’s best interest at heart. When it came to the decision of pleading guilty or going to trial, Ms. Williams did not push us towards either option– she did however, give us the pros and cons of each option. I knew that no matter what option we chose, she was prepared for both. Ms. Williams may be tough in the court room, but she also cares a lot for her clients. She turned an extremely stressful time in our lives into something bearable. I can truthfully say that I wouldn’t pick any other lawyer.


"Maureen, thank you so much for giving me my life and freedom back. I don't know what would have happened or where I would be right now if it weren't for you." Ben, 2015.

"Maureen was the only one of many attorneys I have seen and talked to that believed in me and my case." Bill, Minneapolis.

"Ms. Williams was dedicated to my case; she provided me with the time and attention demanded by my case.  Ms. Williams displayed perseverance and creativity.  She showed strong reasoning skills in analyzing complex case law and applying the law to my circumstances.  She effectively and competently resolved my case/legal problem."  Mary I.

Experienced Handling of and Dedicated Defense Against All Criminal Charges

The many ways that the Law Office of Maureen Williams can help you:

  • Cocaine Possession

  • Possession of Sativa Plants

  • Meth Crimes

  • The DUI Process

  • DUI Two-Part Process

  • Challenging a DUI Arrest

  • Aggravated DUI

  • DUI Appeals

  • Driver's License Suspension Appeals

  • Driver's License Reinstatement

  • Assult

  • Battery

  • Arson

  • Damage and Trespass to Property

  • Retail Theft

  • Theft

  • Burglary

  • Juvenile Law

  • Probation Violations

  • Three Sisters Park/Summer Camp Crimes

  • Underage Drinking

  • Armed Violence

  • Unlawful Possession of Firearms & Firearm Ammunition

  • Unlawful Use of a Weapon

  • Bodily Harm and Threats

  • Criminal Sexual Assult

  • Cyberstalking

  • Disorderly Conduct

  • Kidnapping

  • Obstruction of Justice

  • Prostitution

  • Rape & Sex Crimes

  • Resisting Arrest

  • Robbery

  • Vehicular Homicide

  • Homicide & Violent Crimes

  • Sex Crimes & Abuse Allegations


A Criminal Lawyer Dedicated to Providing Excellent Service

If you have been charged with a DUI, a drug crime, a sex crime or any other type of crime, it is important to get legal help as soon as possible.