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Criminal Law Attorney


Joliet Criminal Defense Lawyer

Defense Attorney Handling Criminal, Drug, Mental Health, and Child Abuse Cases in Will County

At Honiotes Law Office, Ltd., our practice is focused on defending clients accused of serious offenses such as murder, domestic violence, drug trafficking, and other felony crimes. We have seen first-hand that many people who get arrested are struggling with alcoholism, drug addiction, or mental health problems such as PTSD resulting from military service. Unlike most private criminal defense attorneys, we have extensive training in dealing with such cases. We also defend families who have been targeted by the Department of Children and Family Services for investigation of child abuse/neglect.

  • Kristine has known me for almost 8 years, she is a wonderful lawyer who will fight tooth and nail for you. She has been my lawyer on two cases, and I didnt receive much jail time. And both of cases did not go on my record. I would refer her to anyone. Her pricing is always reasonable and she is willing to work with you.

    - Paige Henson

  • Ms. Honiotes is a remarkable attorney. As I navigated the most difficult course of my life, she offered consolation without false hope, understanding without judgment, and guidance without prejudice. I am undoubtedly thankful that Ms. Honiotes fights in my corner, and her doing so is priceless.

    - John Desmond

  • Kristine is not only a wonderful attorney, she also genuinely cares about her clients. She goes above and beyond to provide wonderful service to her clients, and is well respected by judges and prosecutors alike. I would not hesitate to refer her a case because I know theca liens are in great hands!

    - Sarah Toney


Dealing with the criminal justice system is not something to try and handle on your own. You need an experienced criminal defense lawyer to take control of your case.

Attorney Kristine Honiotes has over 14 years of experience as a trial attorney. She served as a public defender on felony cases for eight of those years. She has helped many clients get their cases transferred from criminal court to one of the problem-solving courts that offer community-based treatment and training programs instead of prison or other criminal penalties. She has also worked hand-in-hand with treatment providers to arrange for dozens of clients to receive substance abuse or mental health treatment outside of court programs.

Many attorneys promote their aggressiveness, but that is not the only thing or even the best thing to look for when you need legal representation. Attorney Kristine Honiotes has built her track record of success by using her intelligence to get the best results for her clients. Her straight-shooting style is balanced with compassion and courtesy to her clients.




Felony crimes demand a defense attorney with the intelligence and trial experience to outwit and stand firm against even the sharpest, toughest prosecutor. You can count on Honiotes Law to thoroughly investigate your case and develop powerful arguments in your defense.

Many cases are won on motions filed before a trial even begins, when a defense attorney calls out legal errors made by the police or the prosecution. Others are won because an attorney brought in the right expert witnesses to counter the prosecution's evidence and arguments. With Honiotes Law on your side, you can be confident that your rights will be safeguarded and that we will persevere to get the best possible outcome for you.


Driving under the influence is a common driver error, but one that can be very costly when you add up fines, higher insurance rates, and the loss of your driver's license. Plus, under Illinois law, a DUI conviction stays on your criminal record for life and will turn up on every background check. To give you the best chance of a positive outcome, enlist the help of a trial lawyer with over a decade of experience in the local court system. Honiotes Law understands the law and the tactics commonly employed by law enforcement, and she knows how to counter them.



When a juvenile is arrested, swift legal intervention is necessary to minimize the child's exposure to the juvenile justice system. You can count on Honiotes Law to handle your child's case with sensitivity but also talk straight with them about their options.


Allegations of child neglect or abuse can lead to a DCFS investigation, multiple court hearings, and even criminal charges. Honiotes Law has the crucial knowledge and experience to advocate successfully for you in DCFS hearings and appeals as well as in criminal court.



Attorney Honiotes is eminently qualified to defend clients in both misdemeanor and felony cases ranging from DUI and theft to drug possession, domestic violence, and murder. Her background includes over 14 years of experience as a trial lawyer, including nine years as a public defender in Will County.

She is uniquely experienced in handling criminal cases related to drug abuse and mental illness. She has represented over one hundred graduates from the Will County drug court and mental health court programs, helping them not only avoid prison but also avoid having a felony conviction on their record. Graduates of these programs are able to return to their communities healthier and better equipped to live productive lives with low repeat offender rates.

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