DuPage County Drug Crimes Attorneys
Aggressive Defense for Clients Facing Drug Crimes Charges in Bloomingdale and Lombard
Penalties for drug charges in Illinois are very severe. Convictions can result in heavy fines and jail time, even for seemingly small offenses. Mandatory sentencing guidelines also make it more difficult to have your sentence reduced through a plea bargain. If you are faced with any kind of drug charge, it is important to speak with an experienced drug crimes lawyer right away, so you understand your rights and options.
For over 40 years, Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices has provided skilled representation to individuals charged with drug crimes in Chicago and throughout Northern Illinois. Our award-winning lawyers are former prosecutors and public defenders with extensive experience successfully litigating criminal cases at all levels of the Illinois state and federal judicial system. We have an in-depth understanding of the criminal courts and what it takes to secure positive outcomes for our clients.
We are known not only for our experience and skill but also for our aggressive advocacy on behalf of each client we serve. Our attorneys are honest, straightforward, accessible, and down to earth. We understand what is at stake when you are faced with a drug crimes charge and the negative impact it can have on your future. We are skilled litigators inside the courtroom and strong negotiators outside of court, and we put our experience to work to explore every available legal avenue to fight the charges against you successfully.
Drug Crimes Charges in Illinois
Depending on the type of offense, drug charges can range from Class C Misdemeanors all the way up to Class X Felonies. Drug crimes fall into three general categories:
Possession of small amounts of marijuana starts at a Class C Misdemeanor, punishable by fines of up to $1,500 and up to 30 days in county jail. Possession of small amounts of harder drugs such as cocaine and heroin incur much harsher penalties, by fines starting at $25,000 and four to 15 years in jail. Trafficking and manufacturing are more serious charges that can carry higher fines and longer jail sentences. Some drug crimes fall under Illinois state jurisdiction, and some fall under federal jurisdiction. In either case, the penalties for conviction are very severe.
At Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, we thoroughly examine the specific circumstances of the charges against you and identify any and all holes in the prosecutor’s case that can be used to your advantage. For example, we employ constitutional defenses such as illegal search and seizure, and we aggressively cross-examine informants and police officers at trial to undermine their credibility. Even if you are only under investigation, we strongly recommend you to get in touch with us immediately. The sooner we get started on your defense, the better the chances of avoiding an indictment or trial. For a free consultation with one of our skilled Illinois drug crimes attorneys, contact our office today at 630-932-9100630-932-9100.