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Why Choose Steven Haney?

Joliet Criminal Defense Lawyer

Steven C. Haney began his legal career in 1985 as a prosecutor in the office of the Will County State’s Attorney. After prosecuting all misdemeanor offenses, including DUI offenses and other serious traffic violations, he was elevated to prosecuting felonies in 1986. This experience included the investigation, negotiation and trial of all levels of felony prosecution including capital offenses, narcotics violations, and sexual assault/abuse charges.

Will County Criminal Defense Lawyer

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Steven Haney is Former Will County Prosecutor and past chairman of the Will County Criminal Law Committee. He is a Joliet criminal defense attorney and has 30 years of courtroom experience. Joliet defense attorney Steven Haney is in the Will County criminal courts on a daily basis. He knows the local Joliet system as well as anyone.

If you are charged with a serious criminal charge, hire a local attorney. A local lawyer has huge and distinct advantages. Joliet criminal defense attorney Steven Haney knows the judges and prosecutors in Will County very well. He deals with them daily, and has for years.

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Joliet Criminal Defense Attorney –
Former Prosecutor with


Years of Courtroom Experience!

Decades of experience

Contact our law office today if your legal troubles call for the client commitment we offer. If you are in the legal system for the first time for a drug possession charge, an accusation of sex abuse or for an arrest for DUI, we can help.

Local legal services from an Illinois Criminal Defense, DUI, Drug Crime and Sex Crime attorney. Serving Joliet, Plainfield, Bolingbrook, Frankfort, Shorewood, Beecher, Braidwood, Coal City, Channahon, Crest Hill, Crete, Custer Park, Elwood, Homer Glen, Lockport, Lemont, Manhattan, Mokena, Morris, Monee, Naperville, New Lenox, Peotone, Rock.dale, Romeoville, Wilmington, Wilton Center and the surrounding towns, areas and counties.

Prior Case Results

Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Deliver – client, an Ohio resident, stopped by Illinois State Police as he was traveling on I-80 for minor moving violation. After a canine was used, the police search the vehicle and found large quantities of cannabis in the trunk. RESULT – CASE DISMISSED after the filing of a motion to challenge the search of the car based upon a pro-longed detention without legal basis.

Driving Under the Influence – client stopped by Illinois State Police on I-55 for erractic driving. RESULT – NOT GUILTY after bench trial.

Driving Under the Influence – Client, a corporate executive, charged with DUI while driving home from a work function. RESULT – NOT GUILTY after jury trial. Client avoids any lose of driving privileges and avoids potential loss of employment.

  • 500+

    Successful Trials

  • 500+

    Licenses Reinstated

  • 33 Years


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    Peer Reviewed


  • You were a steady and calming influence when we faced some extremely unsettling circumstances with our teenager who made a stupid decision and was arrested. Your knowledge of the laws and manner in court was very professional and assertive in representing us.

    You were encouraging to keep our hopes alive for a future for our son who was never in serious trouble before, yet upfront about what he faced and the possibility of serious punishment.

    I cannot say enough about how you gave our boy another chance.

  • I used you twice for a DUI and for a domestic violence dispute. You were simply the best. I could not ask for anything more from such a great person and attorney.

  • You were an excellent lawyer in my case. There was always good communication and what you promised, you delivered. I would recommend you to any and all of my friends. Good job, Steven, and if I ever need you again, I have your number stored in my phone.

  • I made some huge mistakes and found myself in a world of trouble with felony charges. Thankfully, you took my case and after many trips to court, you secured probation without any formal conviction being entered (“a 410 probation”). This is the absolute best outcome I could have gotten and I am forever endebted for securing it for me.. Yoiu are well known and respected in the legal community and that counts ALOT when decisions that decide your future are out of your hands. You are genuinely a nice guy who cares about your clients with the knowledge, experience and respect to get the best of possible outcomes. I hope neither I nor my family will need a criminal defense attorney again, but if anyone does, I would only send them to you. In my humble opinion, you are the best.

  • What a great job you did with my case! I thought there was no hope for me, but I was wrong. You were very calm in your approach and listened to all the facts before giving me your opinion. You were truthful and did not lead me in the wrong direction. I would recommend you to anyone I konw.

  • I just wanted to personally say Thank You for the great results I received in my case. I couldn’t be happier with the representation I received from you. However, I hope not to need your services in the future. I will definitely forward your information to any person in need of an excellent professional attorney.

  • I want to let you know that I appreciate you helping me through this ordeal. Without your assistance and guidance, I am sure I would have made some mistakes. Because of you it has been a smoother road.

  • Thanks for everything. Calling you was the best phone call I ever made.

  • Thank you for all of your assistance with my problems. What a relief to me and my family. Hope all is well and again your services were very appreciated and well worth it.

  • Thanks for everything.

  • Words cannot express our appreciation for helping us through the worst year of our lives. Thank you for doing it “your way.”

  • Thank you again for saving my life!

  • Thanks sincerely for a remarkably professional experience. Since you first took my case I always felt secure and exceedingly well attended. This has been such a long process, and I am so very thankful for your steadfast, able efforts on my behalf. Please accept these Many Thanks and many more besides!

  • I just wanted to say thank you for helping my son out on such short notice. He has been living on his own and at times still believes he knows everything, but he is learning and for that we are grateful. Please extend this note to your assistant also, as she was wonderful on the phone with me, explaining the process and calming our son down. Thank you.

  • I am very grateful for your excellent defense on my case. I think you are surely a solid professional with great courtroom defense skills. As I watched you in action, I felt more at ease as you defended me. I will certainly recommend Steven Haney to anyone I know who may need the best legal assistance in the future.

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Our Joliet criminal defense attorney wants to hear the details of your felony, misdemeanor or DUI situation in Joliet or Will County. Arrange a free initial consultation with the Law Office of Steven Haney today. We’re available by phone, fax or e-mail.

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