Peoria Criminal Defense Lawyers

Let Us Protect Your Constitutional Rights

If you have been accused of a crime, it is easy to feel as though the entire world is against you. People may jump to conclusions about your involvement in an alleged crime, and prosecutors may pursue you relentlessly. In this environment, it is important that you have someone on your side who can protect your rights.

At Schierer & Ritchie, LLC, we understand how the Illinois legal system works. We know the local courts, and we know what to expect when one of our clients is accused of a crime. If you are ready to have a compassionate and experienced Peoria criminal defense attorney on your side during criminal proceedings, consider our firm.

Your initial consultation is free and confidential – call (309) 518-1007 today!

Military Criminal Defense in Illinois

We are also skilled in the area of military criminal defense. In fact, attorney Charles Schierer once served our country as a Navy JAG prosecutor, a role that gave him a close familiarity with all aspects of military trials. Today, he puts that experience to work for those who have been accused of committing crimes in the armed forces.

Experienced Attorneys, Prepared For All Cases

Collectively, the Peoria criminal defense lawyers at Schierer & Ritchie, LLC have over three decades of experience helping people with their criminal cases. We are ready to assist with a wide range of legal issues, including:

  • DUI (driving under the influence)
  • Drug crimes such as possession, distribution, or trafficking
  • Violent offenses such as assault or murder
  • Sex offenses such as rape or online solicitation of a minor
  • Theft offenses such as shoplifting or burglary

Our attorneys are skilled at both the trial and appellate levels. In fact, Charles Schierer and Tiffany Ritchie once defended a client before the Illinois Supreme Court, successfully resolving the issue in their client's favor. A select few attorneys have accomplished this. No matter how difficult or complex your case becomes, our law firm will be with you every step of the way.

We have the resources to take on even the most challenging criminal cases. For example, not all criminal defense attorneys are prepared to assist clients who are facing federal criminal charges. We are. Our law firm is meticulous in investigating and defending federal offenses, carefully maneuvering our clients into the best position possible.

We offer free consultations to all prospective clients. To contact our law office, please call us at (309) 518-1007.

Legal Troubles Impact Your Entire Family

Hire Schierer & Ritchie, LLC!
  • Aggressive Trial Lawyers

    We have extensive experience handling cases at the trial and appellate levels.

  • We Will Come to You

    If you do not wish to travel, we can also arrange to meet with you in a more convenient location.

  • Available 24/7 to Help

    Free consultations to all potential clients, as well as evening and weekend appointments.

  • We Return All Calls

    Don't wait around for an update. With Schierer & Ritchie, LLC you will always know where your case stands.

  • Results Matter

    We have successfully defended hundreds of cases for our clients throughout Peoria.

  • 3 Decades of Experience

    Both attorneys Schierer and Ritchie have extensive experience at both the appellate and state levels.

  • Former Prosecutor

    Mr. Schierer learned many invaluable lessons as a criminal prosecutor that helps him today.

  • You're Not a Number

    We strive to be open and accessible to our clients and to build a personal relationship.