Your mother should request a public defender at the first court date. The Judge may say she does not qualify for a public defender because she was able to post bond. Some attorneys will provide legal services and work for the bond refund. However, some counties take most of the bond money at the completion of the case and call them fees. What was the amount of the bond? What does your mother want to do? Have a jury trial, a bench trial, or try to negotiate a favorable plea?
Public defender or contact the will county bar association for referral.
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While I know for a fact that many attorneys, including some on this very page proudly handle pro bono work, they are correct in pointing you to the Will County Public Defender's Office.
You can reach their office at the following:
Will County Public Defender
58 E. Clinton, Suite 210
Joliet, IL 60432
(815) 727-8666 phone
(815) 727-2916 fax
Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, with the exception of court holidays
I wish your mother and family the best of luck.
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