Mistakes are an unavoidable part of life, and while each and every person in Illinois makes mistakes, some are more serious than others. Drug charges have the potential to severely impact your life. From possible jail time to future employment opportunities, ever facet of your life could be affected if you fail to take necessary action.
Drug charge is an umbrella term often used to refer to several different allegations. These charges can be incredibly varied, and might include both felonies and misdemeanors, both of which are serious matters. Common drug charges include, but are certainly not limited to:
- Possession with the intent to deliver
- Drug paraphernalia possession
- Selling or distributing drugs
- Manufacturing or cultivating drugs
Illinois drug law can be complicated, and the circumstances leading up to your arrest may even be taken into account when filing charges. Were you stopped for a traffic violation, or singled out for a wrongful search and seizure? Understanding how the circumstances of an arrest can potentially affect your criminal allegations is essential to creating a criminal defense that minimizes the impact of such charges.
No two defendants are alike, and understanding how specific drug charges are handled under Illinois law can be understandably overwhelming. For most, creating a strong criminal defense foundation is best done under the guidance of experienced and knowledgeable counsel. We have guided countless defendants through the criminal court process, providing vigorous representation to help each individual achieve the best possible outcome for his or her unique situation.