Drug Crime Lawyer in Chicago
Chicago Drug Crime Attorney
Looking for an attorney for a drug crime case in Chicago? Being arrested
for a drug crime can be a confusing and frightening experience, especially
if it is your first time. You are advised not to admit anything and call
an attorney for assistance, whether you are being charged with a misdemeanor
or a felony. In Illinois the arresting officer cannot arrest you for a
felony without permission from a local Assistant State's Attorney.
Keep in mind that a charge is not a conviction, and the Assistant State's
Attorney only knows what the police officer tells him or her. I have successfully
represented numerous clients charged with a drug crime. Speak with a Chicago
criminal defense attorney at my firm today to discuss the details of your
drug crime case.
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Here at the Law Offices of Mitch Furman I work hard to produce results
for my clients. My firm offers aggressive, effective and straightforward
representation and keeps open communication so that clients are apprised
of every new development. Don't take my word for it! My case verdicts
and settlements speak for themselves. Read through some of my past drug
- Felony Drug Possession – Charges Dismissed
- Cocaine Possession- No Probable Cause – Charges Dismissed
- Crack Cocaine Possession – Charges Dismissed
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Drug Crimes Related to Obtaining Money
According to the United States Bureau of Justice, statistics show that
only a decade ago about a quarter of all drug offenders in local jails
across the nation were serving time for convictions related to crimes
enacted to get money for drugs. This number far outweighed the minimal
5% who were serving time for charges of violent crimes or public offenses.
The statistics have continued to rise among drug offenders in the nation,
with approximately 26% admitting that their offense was related to obtaining
money for their drug activity, rather than being related to any means
of violence or public offense. The drive to obtain money is one that has
spurred uncharacteristic actions for many, not all of which are related
to drug activity. Unfortunately, because any possession of an illegal
substance is considered grounds for criminal charges, such behaviors often
end badly for those involved.
The penalties of a conviction do not have to be issued at their maximum
degree, however, especially with the help of an aggressive attorney on
your side. Together, you and your lawyer can devise a method of defense
that includes strategies which have been proven to be effective in past
criminal defense cases related to drug crimes in the Chicago area. Working
non-stop to defend you against the allegations that have been made in
your name, you and your attorney can successfully argue the case for reduced
sentencing or dropping your charges altogether.
Looking for a drug crime attorney in Chicago? Whether you have been accused
of drug trafficking or you are facing
marijuana charges, the skillful legal counsel you need to effectively avoid a harsher set
of penalties than you deserve can be found at the Law Offices of Mitch
Furman. There is a solution to your case, and I am prepared to help you find it.
Types of Drug Crime Charges
Drug crimes include a huge range of felonies and misdemeanors including:
For example, possession of 30 grams of marijuana or less would be a misdemeanor
drug possession charge for a first-time offender, depending upon the circumstances.
Certain conditions would increase the charge to a felony, such as being
within 1500 feet of a restricted area (e.g. school, park, church or theater),
carrying a weapon, or minors are present. Regardless of the specific crime
with which you've been charged, you need an experienced drug crime
attorney on your side.
Illinois drug laws and federal drug laws carry severe penalties, ranging
from possible probation with rehabilitation, up to life imprisonment.
The Controlled Substances Act categorizes drugs and narcotics into five
classifications and defines the penalties for different violations. It
is important to understand the charges against you and what your rights
are. Settling for a guilty plea may not be in your best interests and
will have a serious effect on your future. I am aggressive in defending
clients accused of drug crimes.