The most serious crime that one can be charged with is that of taking the life of another. Murder charges can result in the most serious penalties, including life in prison or death. As a consequence, you need to retain counsel who will stand up for you and aggressively fight to get you acquitted or get the charges dismissed. The Chicago violent crime attorneys of the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege have many years combined experience in litigating criminal matters. The firm has tried cases in Illinois jurisdictions such as Will County, Kane County and many others. The firm is a boutique practice that maintains an intimate and accessible atmosphere with its clients, while defending them in the most serious crimes. If you have been charged in a murder, contact the law firm of the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege to schedule an initial interview.
When confronted with a charge of murder, one must obtain an attorney who is familiar with the procedures of the court, the rules of evidence and criminal procedure. The attorneys at the firm will investigate all the circumstances of the arrest. They will examine how the arrest was made, how evidence was collected and whether correct procedure was followed. They will interview witnesses and determine what the evidence actually shows, not just what the police say it shows. Thus an effective defense will be constructed that will challenge shoddy police work and violations of procedure. An acquittal or dismissal is sought first and always, but if it is not possible, a plea agreement will be fought for to mitigate the penalties in the case.
The attorneys of the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege constantly strive to sharpen their skills not only through their litigation practice but also by participation in seminars, conferences and continuing education. When facing a murder charge, contact the Chicago area Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege before anything else, and get the most optimum defense strategy for your case.
Contact a Chicago murder defense attorney from the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege today.
Tell your story
We value your side the story and will help you navigate the Illinois criminal justice system.
We fight vigorously for your rights to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
Michael Schmiege is a nationally recognized Chicago criminal defense attorney who wins.
We are available around your schedule to lend help when you need it most.
"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."
"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."
"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!"