Do I need an attorney?
Never enter a courtroom for any reason, whether at an arraignment or bail hearing or on a criminal charge without first enlisting the assistance of a Chicago violent crime defense lawyer. The penalties for violent crime cases are extremely harsh in our state, and if you are convicted you could spend years in state prison. Act quickly in any such accusation and do not answer any questions until your attorney arrives to protect your rights.
Will I go to jail?
Some violent crimes are misdemeanors, but the majority are felony crimes. This often means that if you are convicted you will be going to state prison to serve time and when released will be facing life as a convicted felon, which causes terrible difficulty in finding employment, a home or getting into certain educational institutions.
What if I was wrongly accused?
There are many people serving time today that did not commit the crime. Innocence of the charge is not enough. The prosecutor believes they have the evidence to convict you, and if you are innocent it is critical that you contact the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege to expose the truth and fight for you in court. Whether it is case of mistaken identity, false accusations or faulty evidence, you can be assured that our legal team will aggressively defend you and fight for your freedom.
What can the firm help me with?
Our legal team provides skilled legal representation to clients charged with any of the following types of criminal offenses:
Contact a Chicago violent crime defense lawyer from our legal team without delay if you have been charged with a violent crime.
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.
"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."
"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."