Aggressive Criminal Defense

If you are facing criminal charges or have been arrested in Chicago or anywhere in Cook County, you need an aggressive criminal defense attorney who mounts a vigorous and effective defense strategy.

Don’t take chances with your freedom. For over 12 years, Melissa Smejkal has provided defense counsel and acted as a criminal defense trial lawyer in the following areas:


  • Drug Charges
  • Weapons Violations
  • Domestic Battery
  • Theft
  • Burglary
  • Homicide
  • Prostitution
  • Probation Violation
  • Preliminary Hearings
  • Bond Hearings
  • Criminal History Expungements


  • Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI)
  • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
  • Red-Light Violations
  • Speeding Violations
  • Reckless Driving
  • Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License
  • Driver’s License Reinstatement

Get an Aggressive Criminal Defense Attorney in Chicago, Cook County!

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Melissa Smejkal, Attorney at Law

After graduating from Loyola University of Chicago in 1995 with a B.S. degree, Melissa  enrolled at Chicago-Kent College of Law through the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) to study law. Ms. Smejkal received her Juris Doctor, JD degree, from IIT in 1998. That same year she began her law career at the Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender where she acted as Assistant Public Defender.

Melissa remained a public defender for the Chicago and Cook County area for six years until she decided to open her own law office in August of 2005. Ms. Smejkal continues to be an active member of the Cook County Public Defender’s Association, represented by the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees under Local 3315.

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