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Blog Posts in 2013

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Shoplifting Charges in Chicago: the Potential Penalties You Could Face

There are several different ways to land a charge of retail theft in Illinois. Shoplifting could mean purposefully appropriating items without paying full value for them, or by tweaking price tags or ...
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Assault and Battery Charges in Chicago

If you have been charged with assault in Chicago, then you are not actually being charged with a violent action, only a violent threat. While you cannot land this charge for just a verbal threat, if ...
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What Are the Penalties for Drug Distribution in Chicago?

Drug distribution charges can cover the sale, delivery, manufacture, trafficking, and even possession with intent to sell of a controlled substance. Excepting in some cannabis -related charges, this ...
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Man Sues Deputy and Will County Sheriff's Office, Alleging False Arrest

A Coal City firefighter has filed a lawsuit in a Chicago court, and the defendants include a deputy and the Will County Sheriff's Office. This firefighter is alleging false arrest, unreasonable ...
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Should I Ever Refuse a DUI Test in Illinois?

Over the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend, police officers will be on high alert for any drivers who are under the influence. If you are pulled over, can you, should you refuse a breath, blood, or ...
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Understanding Drug Possession Charges in Chicago

Each state has its own classification of drugs, drugs that range from those with no medical purpose to those with some acknowledged medical purpose, from those that pose a high risk of abuse and ...
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Illinois House Delays Decision on Proposed Gun Bill that Calls for Mandatory Sentences

On Thursday, November 7, legislators in the House used stalling tactics to keep from reaching a decision on a new gun bill, voicing fears that the law was geared toward simply incarcerating young ...
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Chicago's Safe Passage Routes and Sex Offenders

Safe Passage is a program started by Chicago Public Schools, in coordination with the Chicago Police Department, to help clearly designate and provide protected routes along which school children can ...
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Man Arrested on Charges of Impersonating Government Officials

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, a 56-year-old man from Long Grove, Illinois was arrested for not only impersonating various officials from the Canadian government, but of assuming these ...
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The Importance of Having Your Criminal Record Expunged

Whether an individual has been arrested or charged with a criminal offense, all of the information related to the case will go on his or her permanent criminal record. Even in instances when charges ...
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Man Exonerated of Sex Crime Mistakenly Arrested for Failing to Register as Sex Offender

One of the most onerous and stigmatizing consequences of a sex crime conviction is having to register as a sex offender, and then one has to regularly update one's information in that registry. ...
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Defense Against Probation Violations

When an individual is granted probation in lieu of jail or prison time, or after serving a portion of his or her original sentence, there will be specific requirements demanded of the convicted ...
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Arlington Heights Man Faces Seventh DUI Charge

Less than a month ago, a man arrested for a DUI had his bail set at $500,000 in Cook County. He has six prior DUI convictions, and they are under five different names. The judge who set the bond also ...
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Downers Grove Man Charged with Felony Arson

During the late night hours of July 2nd, 2013 a Downers Grove park pavilion and washroom was set on fire causing damage estimated at approximately $20,000. After conducting a careful investigation ...
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Michael P. Schmiege Becomes Member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40

At the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege, we are proud to announce that our very own, Michael P. Schmiege has become a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40! As a member of The ...
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Two Teens Charged with Felonies over High School Prank

Early Wednesday, October 2, police officers found students coating shaving cream and toilet paper all over Riverside Brookfield High School. According to the officers, this is standard procedure ...
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Michael P. Schmiege's Case Featured in Chicago Sun-Times

On October, 7, 2013, the Chicago Sun-Times featured an article entitled, "Friend of Cicero town president indicted on tax evasion charges." This article featured one of our firm's cases ...
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Three Arrested in Drug Bust Involving More than $1 Million Worth of Cannabis

Chicago police recovered more than $1.2 million worth of narcotics in the Chicago Lawn District last Wednesday, October 2. Four guns were also seized; two of them had been reported as stolen. Officers ...
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Understanding Tax Evasion Charges

The billionaire creator of Beanie Babies pleaded guilty to tax evasion in a Chicago courtroom today, and he could be facing 46 to 57 months in prison as well as $53 million in civil penalties. While ...
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Attorney Michael P. Schmiege Included in 2014 Illinois Rising Stars℠ List

Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Michael P. Schmiege, our firm's founder and managing partner, has once again proven himself worthy of inclusion in the Illinois Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ ...
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Man Exonerated of Murder Charges to Receive $6 Million from Settlement with Lake County

The Chicago Tribune reports that in 2005, a man was arrested for the murder of his 8-year-old daughter and her friend. After more than 24 hours of interrogation by Lake County law enforcement, the ...
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Attorney Michael P. Schmiege Joins The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100

Our law firm is proud to announce that Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Michael P. Schmiege has been selected for The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Lawyers for the State Illinois. This is a highly ...
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Naperville Man Charged with Driving 124 MPH Under the Influence

This past weekend, a 24-year-old man from Naperville was charged and arrested for driving under the influence while reaching speeds of 124 miles per hour. The speed limit for where he was driving is ...
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Arrest for Theft Leads to Resignation of School Official

In a Chicago suburb, a school official has been arrested on charges of stealing property from the school. The former head of security at a Skokie high school is accused of stealing portable radios, ...
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Criminal Charges and Your Job Application

You may understand that a criminal conviction can seriously diminish your job prospects, but even an arrest that does not lead to a conviction can affect your opportunities. If you have been charged ...
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