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.

The best legal help and much more!

Maureen Williams has proven to be the best lawyer for all my needs. At first I could not find a lawyer to even take my case or even take me seriously enough to hear me out, but Maureen did! She has gone above the call of a lawyer many times for me. Once, she came to my house in the middle of the night and picked me up and brought me to the emergency room when I was sick. She even waited with me in the ER. Then, she visited me in the hospital days later and brought me an Easter Basket! These are just a few of the many things she has done for me. I am very poor and money is tight for me but Maureen took my case at a discount much less than normal price. She even wanted me not to pay her but I insisted so we settled at a low rate. I am handicapped with a mental/developmental disability and she has acted as my advocate in much more than legal matters.

She is a great person, very knowledgeable in matters of law, and a humanitarian by nature. Her work is truly an art. I love her ten-thousand times over and would recommend her to everyone. Her kind demeanor, loving spirit, and great courtroom performance make her the best at law. I will always look to her first when in need of legal advice. If you want a lawyer whom you can call on a direct line she is also the one for you.


"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.