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Drug Crime Attorneys in Chicago, Illinois

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Prescription Drugs - Drug Crime Defense in Chicago

Due to the current US opioid crisis, Illinois is aggressive in prosecuting narcotics. Because of this, the prosecutors and the courts tend to be harsh in these cases. The consequences of being convicted of a state or federal drug charge can be severe and are often life-long.

Not only might you face massive fines or lengthy prison sentences, but you may lose federal benefits, access to loans for higher education, freedom to travel outside of the country and the ability to find and keep a job.

When your future is on the line, you need a trusted and experienced Chicago drug crime attorney. Call The Law Office of Stephen F. Hall today at (312) 757-8204.

Illinois State Drug Defense

The most common drug offenses in Illinois are being arrested and charged for:

  • Possession of narcotics
  • Sale of narcotics
  • Distribution of narcotics
  • Manufacturing of narcotics

Any of the above crimes are considered felonies in Illinois. How much of the drug was present, how harmful it is, and its potential medicinal purposes all work together to dictate the severity of your charges.

Federal Drug Defense

Federal drug crimes carry serious and lasting consequences. Yet, nearly half of all federal prosecutions are for drug crimes.

Most involve:

  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Delivery of a controlled substance
  • Distribution of a controlled substance
  • Conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance

Let Us Be Your Advocate

There are many moving parts when facing drug charges.

A Chicago criminal defense attorney for drug crimes can:

  • Listen to every detail of your case
  • Explain the legal process to you, including your specific charge and its consequences
  • Deal with police, FBI, DEA, and other federal drug agents on your behalf
  • Ensure the evidence against you is valid and was properly obtained
  • Negotiate with federal prosecutors
  • Pursue all options to dismiss your charges or take the case trial

Drug Possession

If you have been charged with drug possession in Illinois, it is important that you understand what penalties you might be facing. Your penalties are dependent on what kind of drug, how much of the drug, prior convictions etc.

Possible Penalties for Drug Possession:

  • 4 – 50 years in prison
  • $1,500 to $200,000 fines

As the penalties for drug possession vary greatly depending on your charges, it is important to note that the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt what the substance in your possession is, that you knowingly possessed the substance, and that it was in your immediate, exclusive control.

Our dedicated Chicago drug crime lawyers work tirelessly on your behalf to mitigate the charges and secure the best verdict possible for you and your future.

Let our drug crime attorney in Chicago help you! Schedule your free case consultation today at (312) 757-8204.

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