Are you accused of selling a controlled substance, such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, meth or prescription drugs? The consequences of a conviction can be life-changing. If you are facing criminal charges related to drug sales or trafficking, contact our Chicago drug sales lawyer immediately. I am attorney Michael P. Schmiege, a highly respected drug crime defense attorney in Chicago, who, from 2009-2013, has the honor of being included in Super Lawyers® Rising StarsSM list in conjunction with Chicago Magazine. Only 2.5% of lawyers in the state have the honor of being listed.
Drug sales is a felony crime. The level of the charges filed will vary based upon the type of controlled substance, the location of the sale, and your prior criminal record. Penalties can include a prison sentence of 2 years to life, and a fines in the tens of thousands of dollars in some cases. In cases in which it is alleged that you are part of a large scale criminal drug sales operation, the consequences of a conviction will be life-changing, as you will spend extensive time in prison, be forced to pay fines, and it is likely that your personal property will be confiscated, including vehicles, homes, and any other valuable property that is believed to be purchased with funds from drug trafficking.
It is important that you have a full evaluation of your case before you make any decision about your plea. Never answer questions, and exercise your right to remain silent. Call my firm. I am prepared to review all of the evidence, and advise you of the various actions I could take to help you pursue a positive outcome. You may be innocent, or were entrapped or pressured, or your case could include a rights violation and an illegal search and seizure. You have rights, and I am a zealous advocate for those I serve. You need to contact my firm so I can advise you of the best strategy to employ for your defense.
"I am so appreciative of the help and support that I received from Michael and his team members! They truly helped me figure out my case and I got outstanding results. If anyone can help you get great results, it’s Michael. I had an immigration issue as well and he worked with my immigration lawyer to help find the best solution. He understood that I made a mistake but it didn’t define who I was. I definitely don’t want to go through any of this again but I’m glad that I had the support to get through this."
"Michael Schmiege is an excellent attorney. He is honest, diligent and gets great results. If you find yourself in need of a lawyer, he is great at what he does. Never over-promises, but definitely delivered more than we had hoped for. His team will help you all the way. Answers all your questions promptly and clearly states what to expect. I highly recommend Michael and his team. They CAN and will help!"
"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."