Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney
Working for You and Your Rights
Are you facing criminal charges in the Chicago area? Our team at the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege has years of experience in protecting the rights of people who have been accused of DUI, drug crimes, violent crimes, theft, and more. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer any questions you might have as well as discuss the details of your case. Attorney Michael Schmiege was selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ lists of 2009-2013 and has a history of impressive victories in court. Should you choose to work with our team, you will be able to have peace of mind knowing that we are fighting for you every step of the way. We also offer free case evaluations so that you can let us know the details of your case quickly and easily. You deserve an attorney on your side who understands how to protect your rights!
Criminal Defense Lawyer in Chicago
Our team can handle a broad range of criminal charges related to drug crimes, including
possession as well as federal drug charges such as interstate or international drug trafficking. We help drivers throughout Chicago who have been pulled over or arrested for any type of
traffic offense, including
multiple DUI offenses. Experienced counsel can be offered by our team for clients in the face of serious
weapon and gun offenses and
violent crimes, including the
aggravated or reckless discharge of a firearm,
attempted murder and
reckless homicide. We can also help if you have been accused of
domestic battery and have been served an
order of protection as a result and can offer their unrelenting defense counsel if you have been accused of or charged with any type of
sex crime, such as
statutory rape (sex with a minor), a
sex offender violation,
possession or distribution, or
Your criminal attorney from our firm will have the resources to handle highly technical and complex cases related to white collar crimes, including
forgery, identity theft,
embezzlement, RICO violations, racketeering and
money laundering and can also take on standard
theft cases related to
retail theft (shoplifting) as well as
juvenile burglary and robbery.
In terms of post-conviction relief, we offer our clients help in the face of allegations of probation violations and can handle
expungements if you wish to clear your criminal record or appeals if you believe you were wrongly convicted or sentenced. At our law firm, we are strong believers in challenging
civil rights violations and will do whatever we can to protect clients who have been victimized by
police brutality or
excessive force. With vigilance, experience and knowledgeable our legal team is prepared to take on your Chicago criminal case - no matter the circumstances surrounding your charges or the nature of the alleged offense.
Fighting Your Chicago DUI Charges
Whether this is your first DUI offense, or you have been convicted for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs a number of times, challenging the charges placed against you is a critical aspect of fighting for your future. At our office we have a skilled team of litigators who are willing to walk with you through the process associated with a DUI arrest. This includes fighting against having your license suspended, as well as the many possible DUI penalties associated with your accusation. Our team will do the necessary investigations to make sure that your arresting officer had probable cause for initially pulling your car over, and that they accurately conducted the
field sobriety tests at the scene. At our firm, we also have extensive experience defending the rights of drivers who are under the legal age and are subject to the "zero tolerance law" as well as
commercial class drivers who are facing a DUI charge. It is important to take a DUI criminal offense very seriously, be sure to contact a
Chicago DUI lawyer at our firm immediately!
The firm understands that many people are falsely accused of criminal offenses. If you have been convicted for a crime you did not commit or believe you were treated unfairly by the justice system, we may be able to help you appeal your case to a higher court. Many law firms choose to not take on appeal cases as they can be lengthy and complicated. However, if you contact us, we could review your case and any evidence against you. There could have been errors made in witness statements, illegal search and seizures, and errors in DNA or forensics. If there were any failures to follow correct procedure in your case, you could have your charges dropped. If your case is taken to the court of appeals, this will usually be the final decision. However, they can decide to send the case back to trial or to the U.S. Supreme court for additional review. Click here to read more about appeals.
Criminal Defense Lawyer for Cicero, Berwyn, Maywood, North Riverside, Riverside, Oak Park River Forest, Melrose Park & Surrounding Areas
Don't make the mistake of believing that all criminal defense attorneys are created equally. The simple truth is that your choice in lawyer will have a direct impact on the final outcome of your case, and will therefore have severe consequences on your future. You cannot afford to be flippant with a decision such as this. For this reason, it is imperative that you consider it seriously. At a time such as this, you cannot afford to work with a lawyer that has anything less than your very best interests at heart. You need to be confident that you are being represented by a heavyweight that will work tirelessly to protect your rights and help you obtain your optimum outcome. At our firm, you can be comfortable knowing we will truly go the distance in our efforts to help you fight against the criminal accusations being held against you.
A Chicago criminal defense attorney from the Law Office of Michael P. Schmiege, PC will relentlessly protect your rights and will fight to defend your case, from serious felony charges to DUI cases. Each case is fully analyzed and evaluated to determine the flaws in the prosecution's argument and what defense strategy should be employed. The case will be carefully prepared, and in many situations, through the actions of the firm, the charges are reduced or dismissed based on the defense actions made on your behalf. It is an urgent matter to enlist an attorney without delay for any criminal charges placed against you in the Chicago area.
Contact a Chicago criminal defense attorney today if you need skilled legal representation to fight against the charges you are facing.