Drug Possession Attorney in Chicago
Chicago Drug Crime Lawyer
Looking for an attorney for a drug possession case in Chicago? If you were
arrested for drug possession, you need an aggressive defense lawyer to
protect your interests and legal rights. As a criminal defense attorney
with more than a decade of experience in this field, I can offer you more
than just knowledgeable legal counsel. As a Chicago criminal defense lawyer,
I fight for my clients and am committed to hard-hitting representation
inside and outside of the courtroom in order to seek the best possible
result in any case.
Although drug possession may be considered by some to be a "lesser"
drug crime, it may still have serious repercussions for a defendant. Depending on
the type of drug and the amount, as well as other circumstances of the
case, a defendant may face misdemeanor or felony charges and serious penalties
such as imprisonment, fines, mandatory drug rehabilitation or counseling,
driver's license suspension and more. You may also find that your
employment or educational opportunities are affected.
Charged with drug possession? Get an experienced Chicago criminal defense
lawyer on your side.
My firm has over a decade of experience. Call today for a free case review!
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Illinois Drug Laws
According to Illinois State law, drug crimes are not taken lightly and
the laws can be quite complex in this area. The sentence for drug possession
varies depending on the type of drug in possession and the weight in grams
that is found in your possession. The drug laws in Illinois are broken
down in the following increments:
- Less than 2.5 grams – Class C misdemeanor
- More than 2.5 grams but less than 10 grams – Class B misdemeanor
- More than 10 grams but less than 30 grams- Class A misdemeanor
- More than 30 grams but less than 500 grams- Class 4 felony
- More than 500 grams but less than 2,000 grams- Class 3 felony
- More than 2,000 grams but less than 5,000 grams- Class 2 felony
- More than 5,000 grams – Class 1 felony
As an experienced Chicago drug crime attorney, I have a deep understanding
and knowledge of Illinois drug laws. Let me use my skills and knowledge
to build a solid defense for your case. Whether you have been charged
with possession of marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine or any other controlled
substance, my firm stands ready to take on your case. My firm is passionate
about meeting your legal needs and I am always willing to go the extra
mile to make that happen. No case is too small or too big for me to handle,
seek out trusted legal counsel today. My firm can protect your rights
against the prosecution.
Challenging Drug Possession Charges in Chicago, IL
Searching for a lawyer for drug possession in Chicago? Though Chicago law
enforcement may have discovered illegal narcotics on you or in your house
or car, this does not necessarily mean that you should or will be convicted
of drug possession. There are various defense strategies that an experienced
attorney may be able to employ in order to effectively challenge your
charges. For example, you may be facing
marijuana possession charges.
But what if the marijuana discovered in your pocket was found by a law
enforcement officer who was actually in violation of your constitutional
rights? Your attorney may be able to file a motion to suppress any evidence
that was discovered in an illegal search of you or your property, essentially
destroying the government's case against you by removing evidence
of the drug itself.
Contact my firm today for assistance fighting your drug possession charges.