Where Compassion Meets Dedication
to Justice

Meet Criminal Defense Attorney Marcus L. Schantz. Located in Springfield, IL, he brings compassion, a wealth of experience and the knowledge necessary to handle your criminal case. Put your trust in Marcus, and you can begin to relax. 

Springfield Criminal Lawyer

Helping Clients Protect Their Future

Springfield-born and Us Army veteran Marcus Schantz offers experienced, professional representation for those facing criminal charges in Central Illinois, whether they have been charged with murder, armed robbery, home invasion, armed habitual criminal, firearms crimes, and drug possession or other offenses.

Criminal defense lawyer Marcus Schantz has represented hundreds of felony clients and won cases at trial (or got them dismissed) ranging from first degree murder to drug possession; including attempt murder of a police officer, aggravated battery with a firearm, armed robbery, armed habitual criminal, firearms cases and others.

If you are facing criminal charges in Springfield or the surrounding counties, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect you as your case moves through the criminal justice system. You need someone tough on your side to fight for you. You need Marcus Schantz.

Schedule a free consultation with Marcus Schantz online or by phone at (217) 572-1559.

  • US District Court of Illinois - Northern District
  • ARDC
  • United States Army
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • US District Court of Illinois - Central District
  • Best Criminal Defense - Springfield

Let Marcus Schantz Work for You

Defense With Integrity

Defense Attorney Marcus Schantz genuinely cares about his clients and their families. He balances a professional and experienced office atmosphere with an honest and relaxed relationship with his clients in Springfield, IL. He is a proven, results-oriented attorney who fights for every client to get the best possible outcome. He handles each case uniquely based on the facts of the case and the client. He also takes the time to explain to each client the law and his defense strategy. Every client knows the evidence against them, so there are never surprises. You need a trustworthy criminal defense lawyer serving Springfield, IL who will truly fight your case. You need Marcus Schantz.

Get The Results You Need

Marcus Schantz holds himself over no one and will work directly with you one-on one throughout the course of your criminal case. If you have legal questions, honest and straightforward answers are what you need. Springfield attorney Schantz is here for you. He will also assure you throughout the legal process and inform you of everything you should expect. His approach is to challenge every arrest and search when possible, and he is never afraid to force the government to prove your charges beyond a reasonable doubt at trial. A guilty plea is always a last option for his clients, and he will not back down from defending you in court. Marcus Schantz works for his clients and no one else.

The Answers You Need Are One Call Away

I will do everything I can to aid you through this unsettling time. I fiercely protect my professional integrity; it has never been for sale nor will it ever be.

Case Results

  • Attempted Murder of Police Officers Not Guilty
  • First-Degree Murder Not Guilty
  • Armed Robbery With a Firearm Not Guilty
  • Felon in Possession of a Firearm Not Guilty
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Not Guilty
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Marcus Schantz

Tenacious. Compassionate. Experienced.
  • Over 15 Years of Legal Experience
  • Superb Communication Coupled With Legal Knowledge
  • Compassionate & Non-Judgmental Advocacy
  • Personalized Strategies for the Best Possible Result
  • Attorney Schantz Is Available 24/7 for His Clients
  • Your Initial Consultation Is Free & Confidential

Meet Your Attorney

More Than 15 Years of Legal Experience
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    Marcus Schantz

    Attorney at Law

    I bring with me extensive experience in intense felony defense from the City of Chicago--not the suburbs. There I represented hundreds of accused felons and tried cases to juries and judges in matters ranging from First Degree Murder to Drug Possession.
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