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Chicago Drug Possession Defense Attorneys

Have You Been Accused of Drug Possession?

We encourage you to enlist us as soon as possible. At the law offices of John W. Callahan, Ltd., we believe in getting to work immediately. With decades of criminal defense experience on our side, we have come to believe that starting work on drug possession cases right away can allow us to discover early opportunities that may be beneficial for you. We want as many opportunities as possible to keep you out of jail and keep your record clean.

To speak within minutes about drug possession charges with an experienced lawyer, call us at 1-877-335-6697 today. You can also e-mail us.

John W. Callahan, Ltd. are available to handle all types of cases involving possession of illegal narcotics. Whether you have been charged with possession of cocaine, heroin, special k, marijuana or any other drug, you can be assured that we will stand by your side.

How We Defend Drug Possession Charges

Regardless of whether the charges are for a felony or a misdemeanor, we get to work right away to mount an aggressive defense. After an arrest, we can argue at the preliminary hearing that the charges should be dismissed. If the police committed an illegal search, we will strongly assert your Fourth Amendment rights to prevent the prosecution from using the evidence against you. If going to trial is the best way to protect your interests, we will do that. In other cases, when the prosecution is willing to agree to probation, we can negotiate for that as an alternative to jail time.

Drug possession charges can vary dramatically, depending on the quantity you are accused of possessing. Even a very small amount of drugs can come with serious consequences and the penalties just get more severe as the amount increases. Remember to think long term; you want the case handled properly now so that this will be a speed bump and not a road block in your life and career. John Callahan are committed to that kind of defense.

Comprehensive Criminal Defense Services

When drug possession charges are involved, the consequences can go beyond the usual ones of incarceration and fines. We offer full service defense services to also help you with issues such as:

  • Forfeiture - If the State tries to take property that it claims was involved in a crime, we can fight it.
  • Bail - If there are any complications in posting bond, we'll guide you through the process.

John W. Callahan, Ltd. are committed to winning your case. Our team is available to represent people accused of drug possession in Schaumburg, Chicago and the surrounding parts of Illinois.

Illinois Attorneys Defending You Against Drug Possession Charges

An aggressive defense must begin now, before critical evidence is lost and witnesses' memories fade. For that reason, we encourage you to get an attorney on your side as soon as possible. Let Mike Norris and John Callahan put their years of experience to work right away fighting your drug possession charges.

Does your case involve possession of heroin, special k, cocaine, marijuana or any other illegal drug charge? You can be certain that the attorneys at Michael T. Norris, Ltd. and John W. Callahan, Ltd. will stand by your side and provide you with the aggressive defense you deserve.

How Norris & Callahan Fight Drug Possession Charges in Illinois

We have many ways to fight possession charges, whether those charges involve a felony or a misdemeanor. At the preliminary hearing after an arrest, we can argue for complete dismissal of the charges. If an illegal search occurred, we will assert your Fourth Amendment rights vigorously to have the evidence suppressed. There is also the option of taking the case all the way to trial or persuading the prosecution to for probation, which allows a client to avoid a felony record and therefore be able to honestly answer on a job application that they have never been convicted of a felony, let alone a crime at all. It would also not appear on a background check.

While it may seem that a small amount of drugs is not that awful, remember to think long term. What is in your best interest now if 10 years from now you want to coach children's baseball or a soccer team? If handled properly, this will be a speed bump and not a road block in your life and career.

Full Service Defense

When fighting drug possession charges, an attorney has to be ready to wage a war on more than one front. We offer a full service defense that includes assistance with all issues that could arise in your case, including:

  • Forfeiture - If the State is trying to take your car or other property, we can fight it for you.
  • Source of funds for bail: If posting bond gets complicated, let us help you through the procedural hurdles.

No two drug possession cases are exactly the same. The charges can vary dramatically, depending on the quantity of drugs involved, but even small amounts can come with serious consequences. But no matter how bad things look, remember this: We are committed to winning your case.

We offer free case evaluations. Call 1-877-335-6693 to speak with an experienced defense lawyer. You can also e-mail us. We are available to stand up for the rights of people accused of drug possession in DuPage County and the surrounding parts of Illinois.  Serving Naperville, Elmhurst, Wheaton, Oak Brook, Addison, West Chicago, Downers Grove, and all of DuPage County.

DuPage County Drug Charge Defense Lawyers

Drugs like cocaine, heroin or ecstasy have become increasingly common. In fact, many otherwise upstanding young people get caught up in drug use in high school or college. Experimenting with drugs, they often do not realize how serious the matter is until it is too late.

For parents, a child's drug arrest can be horrifying — but it is not the end of the world. At the law offices of Michael T. Norris, Ltd. and John W. Callahan, Ltd., we have represented many people — especially young people between the ages of 17 and 25 — who were accused of possession of drugs like cocaine, heroin or ecstasy.

Fighting Criminal Charges So You Can Move Forward

We have achieved great results for these clients. Many of them have had the charges dropped or have been found not guilty. Others were able to have their criminal records expunged so that the charges were not detectable in background checks. They went on to live full and rich lives, even completing college and going on to grad school.

A drug arrest for possession of serious drugs like cocaine, heroin or ecstasy may seem like the end of the world, but it is not. The consequences can be reduced by working with an experienced criminal defense attorney.

At Michael T. Norris, Ltd. and John W. Callahan, Ltd., we use years of experience for clients. Focusing exclusively on criminal defense, we represent Illinois clients in DuPage County  by helping them achieve the best possible results.

Attorneys at our law offices have many different skills and experiences:

  • A former prosecutor who understands the strategies prosecutors use
  • A member of Mensa International who uses intelligence to get results
  • A lawyer who is certified by the Illinois Supreme Court to handle death penalty cases

Using our knowledge, skills and experience, we handle even the most difficult cases effectively. In fact, we have built a record of success in even the most difficult cases — including cases other attorneys said were impossible to win.

Call us at 1-877-335-6697 to speak within minutes with an experienced lawyer about your drug case.