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Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege

Main Office:
53 West Jackson Blvd., #1515
Chicago, Illinois 60604

Downtown (312) 906-7800
Suburbs (708) 303-8100

Medical Marijuana Attorney in Chicago

Legal Representation for Medical Marijuana Charges

Marijuana can be used medically, with a prescription from a doctor, to help ease the pain of cancer, glaucoma, AIDS, hepatitis C, multiple sclerosis, and epilepsy among other diseases and medical conditions. The state recently passed a four-year pilot program to legalize medical marijuana starting in January 2014, but you can still be charged with possession with intent to deliver, selling, or possession of medical marijuana. If you are facing charges in a case involving medical marijuana, then you will need a Chicago drug crime defense attorney to take action for your defense. I am Michael P. Schmiege, and I am an aggressive advocate for those who are accused of any medical marijuana offense, including cultivation and grow house cases. I have the privilege of being included in Super Lawyers® Rising StarsSM list in conjunction with Chicago Magazine from 2009-2013, one of only 2.5% of lawyers in the state.

Charged with a crime in a case involving medical marijuana?

You must register with the state to participate in the pilot program and you can only have possession of 2.5 ounces of marijuana, and it remains illegal to cultivate marijuana. If you are found to possess more than 2.5 ounces of marijuana, or you are found to be growing your own plants, or are found with growing or sales paraphernalia, such as seeds, grow lights, weigh scales, wrapping materials or cash, this evidence will be used against you in court.

A Chicago medical marijuana lawyer should get involved in your defense immediately. If you or a loved one is suffering from a condition that is improved by the use of medical marijuana, this could be beneficial in defending you in court. Contact the firm at once for a quality criminal defense attorney that has a record of success in difficult drug crime cases. I am ready to fight for you, from start to finish.