Skilled Illinois Criminal Defense Attorneys Representing Those Charged with Drug Possession
While possession of a small amount of marijuana (less than 10 grams) is a misdemeanor, most drug charges are felonies and result in substantial fines and jail time. If the drug possession or sale is within 1,500 feet of a school, church, public park, or a movie theater (or if a firearm is in possession at the time of a drug arrest) the court may double the fine and the sentence. As a result of strict sentencing guidelines, drug convictions account for a significant part of the increase in Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) admissions over the past 10 years.
In addition to a long jail sentence, any felony conviction will make it difficult to get a job in the future. Even misdemeanor convictions for possession of a small amount of marijuana will be on your criminal record and can be viewed by prospective employers. If your child is convicted of a drug charge, he or she will not be able to obtain any government student aid, loans, or grants for one year for a first conviction or two years for a second conviction.
To preserve your freedom and your future, you need a drug defense attorney who is willing to fight for you. We have obtained dismissals and not guilty verdicts in dozens of felony drug cases, including cases where our clients had more than 20 kilos of drugs in their possession.
We handle all types of drug cases, including:
- Possession of narcotics or another controlled substance (such as heroin, cocaine, morphine, marijuana, ecstasy, methamphetamine, and LSD)
- Delivery of narcotics or another controlled substance
- Sale, manufacture, possession of narcotics or another other controlled substance with intent to traffic
- Unlawful possession of meth (amphetamine), manufacturing chemicals and equipment
Our drug defense lawyers are very familiar with constitutional defenses. We will analyze the police reports to find out if the search and seizure was legitimate. Through cross-examination of arresting officers, we can attack their credibility and break down the case against you.
We Win Drug Cases Other Lawyers Said Were Impossible
Don't be pressured into pleading guilty to a drug charge. Contact a Chicago drug crimes defense lawyer at the law offices of Michael T. Norris and John W. Callahan today. We offer a free case evaluation.