Reeder & Brown, P.C.


Joliet Black Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal Defense Lawyer for the Black Community

The criminal justice system can be complex, and anyone who is arrested and charged with a crime may be intimidated as they deal with police officers, prosecutors, judges, and court officials. However, African-Americans often face greater risks in these situations. Statistics show that in the United States, Black people are arrested at higher rates than white people, they are more likely to be convicted of crimes, and they receive longer prison sentences. In fact, Black people are imprisoned five times more often than white people, and even though they make up around 14 percent of the population of Illinois, Black people account for more than half of the state's prison population.

Because of the challenges that Black people face when they are charged with crimes and the severe consequences of being convicted, it is crucial for anyone in this situation to have a strong criminal defense attorney representing them. At Reeder & Brown, P.C., our lawyers have extensive experience in the criminal justice system, and we work to protect the rights of our clients and help them determine the best defenses against criminal charges. Attorney Joel Brown previously worked for the Will County State's Attorney's office, giving him an understanding of the approach that prosecutors take in criminal cases. This experience, along with more than a decade defending clients against criminal charges, ensures that our firm can provide the representation needed for Black defendants in Joliet.

Black Criminal Defense Lawyers for Multiple Types of Cases in Will County

Our firm takes an aggressive approach to criminal defense for Black clients in Joliet and Will County. We work diligently to ensure that our clients understand the charges they are facing, the potential consequences of a conviction, and the strategies that can be used to ensure that they achieve the best possible outcome in their criminal case. We can assist with multiple types of criminal cases, including:

  • Driving under the influence (DUI) - We provide representation for those who have been arrested for intoxicated driving involving alcohol, marijuana, or other substances. We assist with first-time DUI cases, multiple DUI arrests, drug-related DUI, felony DUI, and more.
  • Drug charges - With our understanding of the laws surrounding controlled substances, we can provide representation in cases that involve possession, distribution, trafficking, or manufacture of drugs such as heroin, cocaine, or methamphetamines.
  • Domestic violence - Accusations of domestic violence may involve claims that a person has engaged in physical abuse, threats of harm, or damage to property that has affected members of their family or others who live in their household. Our lawyers are experienced in handling these types of charges, and we work to protect our clients' rights while helping them avoid issues that could affect their family relationships.
  • Assault and battery - A person may be charged with assault if they are accused of threatening to harm someone else, and battery charges may also apply if they allegedly inflicted injuries or other forms of harm. Our attorneys are experienced in handling these types of charges and resolving matters successfully on behalf of our clients.
  • Weapons charges - These charges may apply in situations involving unlawful possession of firearms, carrying a concealed weapon without a license, or using a weapon in a way that put others at risk of harm. We understand the complex laws and regulations related to owning and using firearms and other weapons in Illinois, and we can help clients defend against these types of criminal charges.
  • Theft - A person may be charged with theft or retail theft if they are accused of taking someone else's property, and the specific charges will usually depend on the value of the money or property that was allegedly stolen. We can help defend against these types of charges and determine how cases may be resolved successfully.
  • Juvenile law - Minors who are accused of violating the law usually will face juvenile delinquency proceedings, although some cases may be transferred to adult court if the charges are particularly serious. We can provide representation for families in these situations, helping resolve matters in a way that will protect children from having a permanent criminal record.
  • Traffic violations - Our attorneys are experienced in helping clients defend against violations such as speeding tickets, red light violations, reckless driving, and other related offenses. We work to protect our clients against consequences that could affect their driver's licenses or other aspects of their lives.

Contact Our Joliet Black Criminal Defense Attorneys

At our law firm, we understand the challenges that Black clients face when they are accused of criminal offenses. We work diligently to ensure that our clients can achieve positive results in their cases. If you or a loved one has been charged with any type of criminal offense in the Will County area, contact us today at 815-885-5980 to schedule a free consultation. Let us provide you with the quality legal representation and compassionate understanding you need during this difficult time.

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