Criminal Defense Attorney FAQs

The Chicago law office of criminal defense attorney, Michael J. Petro, has assembled a list of frequently asked questions with the appropriate answers. If you have additional questions or immediate need, please contact us at 312-913-1111. We are available 24 hours a day!

Are you really Chicago’s best criminal defense attorney?

Yes.  To set up a confidential office meeting, CALL NOW!   312-913-1111


I have been arrested, do I need a lawyer?

Yes. Very serious!  CALL NOW!   312-913-1111


I am being investigated by the FBI, DEA, IRS, SEC, USPIS or the Chicago Police, do I need a lawyer?

Yes. Very serious! CALL NOW!   312-913-1111


I am afraid to talk about my case on the phone, what should I do?

Call ASAP to schedule a confidential office meeting with Chicago criminal lawyer, Michael J. Petro.   312-913-1111


I have received a grand jury subpoena to testify or provide business records, do I need a lawyer?

Yes. Very serious! CALL NOW!   312-913-1111


I have been charged with a misdemeanor, do I need a lawyer?

Yes. If you are nervous, scared, or have a lot to lose, CALL NOW!   312-913-1111


Can my criminal record be expunged or sealed?

Yes, in certain circumstances. CALL NOW!   312-913-1111


Do you represent people in Federal Court outside of the Northern District of Illinois?

Yes. The majority of my representation is at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse in Chicago, Illinois. I have also represented people successfully in other parts of the United States including Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Texas, Louisiana, Massachusetts and Missouri.


What type of people do you normally represent?

My office represents male and females of all races, nationalities, religions and sexual orientation.


Are you familiar with immigration laws?

Yes. My office is highly-sensitive to the special needs of resident and non-resident aliens involved in the criminal justice system.


What are your fees?

Fees are based on a number factors including anticipated time involved in your representation, seriousness of the charged offense and complexity of the potential trial issues.  To set up a confidential office meeting,CALL NOW!  312-913-1111


Where is your office located?

For our office location and door-to-door directions, please see: contact us.


Do you accept major credit cards?

We accept Visa and MasterCard.


Are you currently accepting pro-bono cases?

No.