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!


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 DUI and 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 rape, statutory rape (sex with a minor), a sex offender violation, child pornography 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.


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.