Peoria, Illinois Drug Crime Lawyer

Man being arrested with drugsAmerica’s changing culture has led many to the mistaken belief that narcotic-related offenses are now “no big deal.” The truth of the matter is that drugs, including marijuana, remain illegal in the state of Illinois and one will still be prosecuted for such offenses. If you are charged with a drug-related offense then it is important to understand that you may have more options than you realize. Retaining an experienced attorney may result in a reduction, if not a dismissal, of the charges. I am a Peoria drug crime lawyer with over twenty years of legal experience. I aggressively handle such matters. Contact my office today to schedule an initial consultation.

Peoria criminal defense attorney aggressively handling cases involving narcotics and controlled substances

There are many types of drug cases and they carry varying penalties. Common offenses which are prosecuted include:

Defendants in such matters make the mistake of thinking there is nothing they can do about the situation. Many narcotic related cases however, involve search and seizure issues stemming from law enforcement’s violation of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Other issues arise regarding the police’s chain of evidence keeping and other common procedural errors. A lawyer experienced in such issues can use them to either negotiate the case or to possibly gain a dismissal.

I am a Peoria criminal defense attorney handling charges related to drugs and controlled substances. I will use your initial consultation to gain an understanding of what happened, how you were arrested, and of your broader situation. I will immediately obtain all available evidence, file any necessary Motions to exclude evidence, and will take steps to ensure that you know what to expect from the process as the case moves forward. As a lawyer, I will protect your rights throughout the process and will not hesitate to take your case to trial if necessary. Contact my office today to schedule an initial consultation.

In addition to Peoria, I service the cities of Bloomington, Eureka, Galesburg, Morton, Normal, Pekin, Springfield, and Washington. I also serve the counties of Fulton, Knox, LaSalle, Marshall, Mason, McLean, Putnam, Rock Island, Schuyler, Stark, Tazewell, and Woodford. I also handle federal cases in Urbana.

Peoria lawyer taking an understanding approach in cases involving drug charges

Not all cases are alike. I am a lawyer who understand that many matters involving controlled substances touch on serious issues of addiction. I will present any necessary evidence to the Court which establishes that the goals of society may be better served by rehabilitation rather than incarceration. I understand that this is a trying time and I will make myself available to answer any questions you may have. I regularly provide clients with my cell phone number, am available through text messaging, and handle matters in my office personally. Call today whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or a felony.

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