Joliet - Will County, Illinois Criminal Defense Lawyer


The Law Firm of Rick Muñoz was founded by a trial lawyer with several jury trials and hundreds of bench trials. Simply put, we do not shy away from courtroom litigation. Following an arrest and criminal charges, you need that level of aggressive advocacy from a Joliet criminal defense attorney. Your freedom and your future are at stake.

  • All Felony & Misdemeanor Charges

  • Aggravated Driving While Driver's License Revoked

  • Aggravated Robbery

  • Aggravated Speeding

  • Armed Robbery

  • Arson

  • Assault / Aggravated Assault

  • Attempted Murder

  • Battery / Aggravated Battery

  • Bond Hearings

  • Burglary / Residential Burglary

  • CDL - Commercial Driver's License Violations

  • Civil Rights

  • Check Fraud

  • Child Pornography

  • Commercial Driver’s License Violations

  • Credit Card Theft

  • DCFS Appeals / Administrative Hearings

  • Disorderly Conduct

  • Domestic Battery

  • Domestic Violence

  • Driver’s License Suspension / Revocation

  • DUI / Drunk Driving

  • Drug Crimes / Offenses

  • Drug Cultivation

  • Drug Distribution

  • Drug Manufacturing

  • Drug Possession

  • Drug Sales

  • Drug Trafficking

  • Embezzlement

  • Expungement / Record Sealing

  • Drug Charges

  • Felonies

  • Firearm Possession

  • Forgery

  • Fraud Defense

  • Gun Charges

  • Home Invasion

  • Homicide

  • Identity Theft

  • Jury Trials

  • Juvenile Crimes

  • Kidnapping

  • Leaving The Scene of an Accident

  • Manslaughter

  • Misdemeanors

  • Motions to Suppress Evidence

  • Murder

  • Orders of Protection / Violation

  • Pre-Trial Negotiations

  • Preliminary Hearings

  • Prescription Drug Charges

  • Private Investigations

  • Property & Financial Crimes

  • Reckless Driving

  • Retail Theft

  • Robbery

  • Secretary of State Reinstatement Hearings

  • Sex Crimes / Offenses

  • Shoplifting

  • Solicitation of A Minor

  • Speeding Tickets

  • Statutory Rape

  • Suspended / Revoked Driver’s License

  • Theft Crimes

  • Traffic Offenses, Tickets / Violations

  • Violent Crimes

  • Weapon Crimes / Offenses and Violations

  • White Collar Crimes


Specific areas of our felony or misdemeanor criminal defense practice include:


  • DUI / drunk driving — In addition to fines or possible jail time, our clients charged with felony or misdemeanor drunk driving are also facing civil penalties involving the suspension or revocation of their driving privileges. DUI laws are continually changing, requiring you to retain a Wheaton DUI defense attorney staying on the cutting edge of the latest laws.


  • Traffic offenses, tickets and CDLs — At The Law Firm of Rick Muñoz, we know that a traffic offense is not a minor crime, especially for professionals holding commercial driver's licenses. Admitting guilt and paying a fine may seem easy and convenient. However, the long-term implications could impact your ability to purchase affordable insurance and drive with a valid license. In addition to traffic court, we also represent clients in driver's license matters before the Secretary of State's office.


  • Drug offenses — We represent clients charged with possession or sales of marijuana, powder and crack cocaine, heroin and various prescription drug medications. Search and seizure issues arise when officers fail to follow proper procedures. Drug court in DuPage, Will and Cook counties provide options that include treatment and specialized probation supervised by the court.


  • Theft / shoplifting / armed robbery / burglary — An arrest for theft does not mean a conviction is imminent. Issues involving the initial arrest, eyewitness identification, and search and seizure often play a role in these cases. We understand the consequences of a conviction that our clients face and provide aggressive advocacy.


  • Sex offenses — Even before a trial, the court of public opinion will likely deem an accused sex offender guilty. Lifetime consequences for a conviction includes registration as a sex offender and notification to your neighbors and officials at area schools. Accusations from a so-called victim are not an automatic route to prison.


Contact Us Today for a Free Initial Consultation

For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced Illinois criminal defense attorney, please contact our Joliet office or email us TODAY for help! Se Habla Español.

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6 W. Cass Street

Joliet, IL 60432

Phone: (815) 727-5590

Fax: (815) 727-5518

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The Law Firm of Rick Muñoz is located in Joliet, Will County Illinois.