You Can Get Through This

Do not let fear get the best of you. Criminal charges can be fought. You still have a chance with an experienced attorney on your side.

Focus On The Facts And Move Forward

Being accused of a crime is scary. There is no doubt about it. The stakes can be high and you may be at risk of serious penalties. However, it is important to focus on the facts and not let fear get the best of you. Be aware that police and prosecutors may make it seem as though the odds are stacked against you when, in reality, you can fight criminal charges.

At Hammel Law Offices P.C. in Joliet, our lawyers focus on the facts. We begin every case by conducting a thorough assessment and informing you about the reality of the situation. We will empower you with knowledge of your rights and the potential outcomes of your case, and we will keep you involved in the process. While we investigate and find weaknesses in the case against you, we will give you a list of items that you can do to strengthen your position. Together, we will work diligently in pursuit of the best possible outcome.

Top-Quality Legal Services – Serving Illinois Since 1989

Criminal Defense


Landlord Law

We Know Criminal Defense

Having provided criminal defense representation to people throughout Illinois since 1989, we understand the nuances of the criminal justice system. Our knowledge is trusted throughout the legal community. Attorneys from our law firm frequently present seminars to our peers, and deliver articles on a variety of criminal defense topics through the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA).

Additionally, our lawyers handle all traffic matters including appeals in criminal and civil court decisions.

Whether you have been accused of drunk driving or any other crime, our goal is to help you fight the charges and move on with your life.

Landlord Representation In Will County

In addition to our state wide criminal defense services, we also represent landlords in Will County with a variety of legal matters, including evictions.





What Our Clients Say

“Mr. Hammel was a complete professional. I had the utmost confidence in his ability to represent me to the fullest extent. He was direct and to the point on what needed to be done. I will recommend him to anybody who is in need of legal representation.”

Kathleen M.

“After already having court supervision I received 2 additional speeding tickets, I was fortunate to avoid suspension thanks to Ted. The judge told me on the first offense I made a good decision to hire him for my defense. I would recommend Ted to anyone.”

Emma L.

“Mr. Hammel WILL obtain your most favorable outcome. I can’t express my appreciation enough. He is efficient, professional, and knows how to get it done. Mr. Hammel and Stacey took the time to encourage me…  many thanks to your both, I highly recommend your law firm!”

Ed W.

“Ted and Stacey work so well together and both give you that feeling of confidence and will provide you with the best results. I strongly recommend Hammel Law to anyone needing a great law firm; Hammel Law without a doubt is who you need on your side.”

Ray B.

“Ted Hammel was very thorough and explained everything to me very clearly. Went above and beyond to make sure my case was taken care of. I wish all attorneys were like Mr. Hammel. I recommend him to anyone needing an attorney. Thank you again!”

Nicole R.

Meet Ted P. Hammel – Founder

Our law firm was founded in 1991 by attorney Ted P. Hammel. Prior to the founding of the firm, Mr. Hammel served as an assistant public defender in Will County beginning in 1989. In 2005, the firm merged with Brumund & Jacobs, eventually becoming Brumund Jacobs Hammel Davidson & Andreano, LLC. In 2016, Mr. Hammel separated from that firm to reintroduce Hammel Law Offices P.C. and focus on criminal defense, DUI and traffic violations. Ted P. Hammel has more than 25 years of criminal defense experience.

Ted P. Hammel