Central Illinois Criminal Defense

Welcome to the Law Offices of Maureen Williams, a law firm that helps the accused by listening, preparing, protecting, and caring.

Introducing Attorney Maureen Williams: steel fist hidden in a velvet glove.

Homicide Murder Violent Crimes Serious Felonies – If you are charged with homicide, assault, aggravated battery, drug crimes, weapons charges, or other serious felonies, the Law Offices of Maureen Williams can help.  The procedure we follow is the same– prepare, prepare, prepare. From her first trial in 1994, a murder trial, that resulted in a hung jury… [Read More]

For over 25 years, The Law Offices of Maureen Williams has been vigorously representing those charged with serious offenses, such as homicide, assault, kidnapping, aggravated battery, and other felonies. We listen, gather the facts from the government and from you, review it together and come up with a strategy for success. 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.charge. [Read More] [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.  She will gather the evidence against you, get the facts from you, put together our evidence, and go over the evidence with you as well as review with you the law and charges you are facing. [Read More]

DUIs   When many persons want to give up before the fight begins, 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 retain her unless you want to fight the charge. [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]

We help the accused by listening, preparing, protecting, and caring.

A law firm established in 1993, devoted exclusively to the practice of criminal defense at all stages – investigation stage, pretrial negotiation,  jury trial, post trial motion practice, sentencing, appeals, postconviction matters, petitions to revoke, expungments, pardon applications.  Advocates who want you to feel you are their only client.

Excellent attorney!!!

I would recommend Maureen Williams to anyone she is all around an excellent attorney. I hired her to help me get some things expunged off my record so I can continue with nursing school. She got everything taken care of in a timely manner for me which was an amazing feat in itself. I would tell anyone and everyone to go to her if you need anything at all and see if it’s a case she’s able to take on. There aren’t enough words to say how grateful I am to her for getting this all dealt with for me this is my future and my four year old daughter’s as well in the balance here and thanks to her I can continue on with my schooling and do everything I have hoped and worked so hard for now!!! Thank you again Maureen for everything you are such a wonderful person and absolutely amazing attorney!!


"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:

  • Murder / Homicide

    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

  • Assault

  • 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 Assault

  • 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.