Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney
Working for You and Your Rights
Are you facing criminal charges in the Chicago area? At the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege, our founding attorney 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 from 2009-2013 and has a history of impressive victories in court. This honor alone puts him in the top 2.5% of lawyers in the entire state of Illinois.
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 a Chicago criminal lawyer on your side who understands how to protect your rights!
Michael Schmiege represented me on my Theft charge and I was found not guilty. Mr. Schmiege is well respected by the court because he is a very honest man. He was very kind and respectful to me. His fees were reasonable. His office is very easy to find, and his staff is very helpful. I strongly recommend Attorney Michael Schmiege.
Qualified 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 as well. Our team is adept at handling all manner of
violent crimes, including:
Attorney Schmiege can offer his 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
prostitution. Our firm also has the resources to handle highly technical and complex cases related to
white collar crimes.
In terms of post-conviction relief, we offer our clients help in the face of allegations of probation violations and can work to have your record
expunged 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 in Illinois
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 litigator who is 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.
We 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.
Recent Case Victories
Serving Chicago and the Surrounding Cities with Exemplary Legal Tactics
Don't make the mistake of believing that all criminal defense attorneys are provide the same level of service and dedication. The simple truth is that your choice in lawyer will have a direct impact on the final outcome of your case. You cannot afford to be flippant with a decision such as this. 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. At our firm, you can be confident 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 Offices of Michael P. Schmiege can relentlessly protect your rights and fight to defend your case. 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. In many situations, through the actions of the firm, the charges are reduced or dismissed largely due to the aggressive defense actions taken by Attorney Schmiege. 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.