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Michael J. Petro
Criminal Justice Attorney
Today 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
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Chicago Medical Marijuana Attorney Michael J. Petro lists the qualifying medical conditions for Medical Marijuana in Illinois.
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Government can't meet their burden.  Tough loss!
Drug Conspiracy: Buyer/Seller Arrangement Alone is NOT Enough. By: Chicago Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Michael J. Petro
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Blago convictions affirmed mostly.  But, Blago gets a new sentencing hearing.
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On June 15, 2015 Chicago Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Michael J. Petro filed his brief on behalf of Acasio Sanchez.
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Nicolas Gomez Gets His Federal Sentence Reduced!  Congratulations Gomez Family!
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Government dirty tricks lead to a finding of entrapment by the 7th Circuit. Shame, shame.
This is a 7th Circuit Entrapment decision that specifically focuses on the inducement prong's plus factors.
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My best advice. Tell the police that you do not consent to a search of your car. Ask: Officer, am I free to leave?  Regards, mjpetro
Automobile Search and Seizure: Police NOT Allowed to Prolong Traffic Stop to Search for Illegal Contraband "Chicago Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Michael J. Petro"
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Tough loss for the government. 
UNITED STATES V. MACIAS, No. 13-2166 POSNER, Circuit Judge. The defendant was convicted of conspiring to distribute at least five kilograms of cocaine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 846 and 18 U.S.C. § 2, and of conducting an unlicensed...
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These times they are a changin'!
Three Chicago police officers and a Glenview police officer have been charged with lying under oath in court during a drug case last year.
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Winning!  After sevent court dates, three briefs and three different judges, the “system” finally gave up and granted my Motion for Judgement of Acquittal!  Not Guilty.  Congrats Mr. Peete.   #persistancewins  
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Federal Complaint and Detainer Do NOT Trigger Speedy Trial Clock
U.S. v. Richarson, No. 14-1901 In this case, due to a federal detainer the defendant was indicted on a felony charge of being in possession of both firearms and illegal possession of a submachine gun following receiving time served on...
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Monadnock Building 53 W Jackson Blvd #324 Chicago, IL 60604
53 West Jackson Boulevard #324USIllinoisChicago60604
(312) 913-1111mjpetro.com
Criminal Justice AttorneyToday 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm – 12:00 amTuesday 12:00 pm – 12:00 amWednesday 12:00 pm – 12:00 amThursday 12:00 pm – 12:00 amFriday 12:00 pm – 12:00 amSaturday 12:00 pm – 12:00 amSunday 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Introduction
Chicago criminal defense attorney, Michael J. Petro, has earned a reputation for providing high quality, aggressive legal representation in Chicago and around the United States. Michael has earned this reputation by providing his clients with the highest standards of diligence, knowledge and professional advice, and by steadfastly protecting his client's constitutional rights. 

Practices Areas:

Federal Charges
  • Federal Charges including: Mail Fraud, Wire Fraud, Bank Fraud, Hobb’s Act Extortion, Possession and Delivery of Controlled Substances, Conspiracy and RICO Violations, Bank Robbery, Tax Offenses, Immigration and Unlawful Re-entry, Public Corruption and Embezzlement, Money Laundering, Software and Copyright Piracy, Internet Solicitation, Pornography Possession and Distribution and Supervised Release Violations.
Illinois State Charges
  • Possession and Distribution of Controlled Substances, Murder, Robbery, Assault and Battery, Sex Charges, Gun Possession, Theft, Forgery, Domestic Violence, Felonies, Misdemeanors, Violations of Probation, DUI/DWI, Solicitation, Prostitution, Bond and Preliminary Hearings. 
Appeals
  • Federal Appeals, Illinois State Appeals, Federal Habeas Corpus and Illinois Post Conviction Cases.
Investigations and Grand Jury Subpoenas
  • Assists clients being investigated by the FBI, DEA, ATF, Homeland Security, US Postal Inspector’s, US Treasury and Secret Service, US Department of Justice, IRS, SEC, US Inspector’s General, Chicago Police Department, Illinois State Police, Illinois Attorney General’s and Numerous Local Illinois Police Agencies. Criminal defense attorney Michael J. Petro has represented numerous individuals subpoenaed by Federal and Illinois Grand Juries.
Expunging and Sealing Criminal Records
  • Clean your record and start fresh.
Civil Rights
  • Police misconduct from excessive force to unlawful arrest. 
Immigration
  • Removal/Deportation hearings.

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"Michael is an overall excellent criminal defense attorney."
"After Mr. Petro fought a motion to suppress and trial."
"...to persuade a tough Judge to give her a sentence of probation yesterday."
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Muideen Lawal
a month ago
I am from Nigeria and Michael helped very much. He went to court and got my cases dismissed. I am glad I know Michael. He is the best lawyer I had in my life.
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Dr. Terrell Rogers
11 months ago
Michael J. Petro represented me in the Federal District Court and 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. I was in a tough situation for misrepresenting myself as a Federal Prosecutor. Needless to say, the whole system wanted to throw the book at me. Two times the Judge sentenced me to more than the statutory maximum. Michael J. Petro appealed both illegal sentences and won both times. Thanks to Mr. Petro, I am now back in the world. Michael J. Petro is a tough and smart attorney. He will stand by you in the hardest of times. I recommend attorney Michael J. Petro when you are in trouble.
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SABRINA NICOLE
11 months ago
Mr. Petro represented my Mother for three years. My Mother found herself in quite a mess for some things that happened a long time ago. My mother ended up indicted in Federal Court in Chicago. The prosecutor was trying to put my Mother in jail. Thanks to Mr. Petro, he was able to persuade a tough Judge to give her a sentence of probation yesterday. My whole family and my Mother are all grateful for Mr. Petro's hard work and skill and patience. Mr. Petro literally saved my Mom's life cause I know jail would have ruined. We will refer and recommend Mr. Petro to everybody and anybody. Mr. Petro is a great attorney!
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Courtney Sims
9 months ago
I was falsely arrested by CPD. They came busting into my house with a bogus search warrant. Knocked my mama down making her go to the hospital. I was studying for a test. I was arrested and held without bond. I hired attorney Michael J. Petro to get to the truth. Mr. Petro immediately got me a bond. Then we went into court and beat the case at preliminary hearing. Hallelujah! Mr. Petro did his job like always. Mr. Petro is the best attorney in Chicago!
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joy hawkins
4 months ago
When I came to Michael J. Petro I felt very frustrated and taken advantage of. He talked me through the process of my situation and my experience was exceptional. He was incredibly knowledgeable and accommodating. He was very prompt in all correspondence and kept me informed every step of the way.
Mary Ellen Egan
11 months ago
Michael is an overall excellent criminal defense attorney. He represented me in both a criminal trial and civil lawsuit against the city and was successful. His calm approach and logical nature puts his clients at ease. He explains all matters in a way that is easily understood. Highly recommended.
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James Crockett
11 months ago
Mr. Petro is the best lawyer. He beat my case at trial at 26th Street yesterday. 3 cops got up on the stand and lied about me being selling them some illegal narcotics. Mr. Petro went out and took pictures and proved them to liars on cross examination. I was looking at doing at doing 3 - 7 years. Now I am totally free to go back to college and be with my family. This is not the first time Mr. Petro has helped me get out of a jam Hire him and you will be good.
Ronnie Steppes
a year ago
I was facing charges for Armed Violence and Possession of Ecstasy. I was facing 15 years minimum. After Mr. Petro fought a motion to suppress and trial. The Judge found me not guilty of Armed Violence. Thank you Mr. Petro for all the hard work.