Illinois Drug Crime Attorneys

Illinois Drug Crimes Attorneys

If you or a loved one has been arrested for drug possession or other drug-related crimes, contact our firm today to schedule an in-office consultation with our Illinois drug crime attorneys. Our phone number is (312) 466-9466.

As one of the leading Chicago criminal defense law firms, our team has extensive experience defending clients facing serious charges for drug crimes in Chicago and other Illinois cities.

The War on Drugs

Drug crimes are the most common charges in the United States. Our country has over two million people behind bars, and one out of every 31 adults in this country are in prison, on parole or on probation. This is the highest rate in the world.

Roughly one fifth of state prisoners and 55% of Federal prisoners are incarcerated because of drug convictions.

The so-called "war on drugs" sends many people to prison for mere possession of small amounts of drugs such as cocaine and heroin. The drug war is also responsible for constant attempts to erode our collective right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure. Many Americans, their spouses, and their children are all casualties in this drug war.

Types of Drug Cases We Handle

Drug cases are prosecuted frequently in both State and Federal courts. With over 20 years of experience defending drug charges, our office has the expertise to defend people in State or Federal court:

  • Illinois Drug Cases We have extensive experience representing defendants in State court drug cases in Illinois.
  • Federal Drug Cases In a federal drug case, the stakes are high. Fortunately, our Chicago drug case lawyers are skilled at defining the best legal strategies that will achieve justice for our clients.

How to Win a Drug Case

Winning a drug case is a complex process, with every case requiring a unique legal strategy. Nonetheless, a few strategies that we frequently use are listed below.

  • Preliminary Hearings for Drug Cases - For Illinois drug crime attorneys, the first opportunity to win a drug case is at the preliminary hearing.
  • Disputing Possession - In many drug cases, particularly those involving constructive possession of drugs, our Chicago drug crime lawyers make the argument that the defendant had no knowledge of the drugs.
  • Illegal Search or Seizure - The law dictates that U.S. citizens should be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. In many drug cases, challenging search or seizure can be the difference between being convicted and leaving the court with a not guilty verdict.
  • Alternatives to a Drug Case Trial - In some instances, the best way to win a drug case trial is to avoid a trial altogether.

Drug Cases Handled by Our Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyers

These cases are examples of the work we have done in defending those who have been accused of drug charges. Please be aware that every case is unique and every client has special circumstances. It is unethical for an attorney to guarantee any particular outcome.

  • Cocaine Drug Case - Our drug crime lawyers were able to get a not guilty verdict for a trucker caught with a truckload containing 20 kilos of cocaine.
  • Cannabis Marijuana Drug Case - The accusation was possession of cannabis. Our motion that the arrest process was not legal resulted in dismissal of all criminal charges.

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