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Drug charges include the possession of a controlled substance, trafficking, sales, transportation, prescription fraud, and manufacturing. Drug charges are serious offenses that carry a wide range of severe penalties, including incarceration. Prosecutors take the nation’s war on drugs seriously and vigorously pursue convictions. The trend is to make examples out of the people that are considered offenders.
No matter what type of drug crime you’re charged with, it is crucial to hire a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. This is the best way to ensure that your rights are protected.
I Represent All Types of Drug Cases
I provide representation for ALL types of drug cases, including those related to:
- Prescription drugs
How can Opioids and Other Prescription Drugs be Against the Law?
As a criminal defense attorney, I provide representation for clients charged with illegal drug charges as well as those charged with violating the law concerning prescription drugs, including the purchase and sale of such drugs.
Possessing, distributing, or using prescription drugs without a valid prescription is a felony in the State of Illinois. A conviction for any of these offenses can mean imprisonment and heavy fines.
In recent years, an opioid epidemic has emerged throughout the country. Abuse has become rampant for certain types of prescription drugs, including codeine containing Tylenol, oxycodone (which is commonly known by OxyContin, Percocet, Percodan), morphine, and Fentanyl.
These drugs are highly addictive, and are considered much more addictive than even Heroin. As a result, patients receiving valid prescriptions for real medical problems can become addicted.
However, because prescription drugs are obtained legally through the healthcare system, the gravity of these offenses is often ignored. People who use opioids under prescription often do not realize that they cannot use such drugs without a prescription.
Law enforcement and prosecutors are aware of the growing trend of prescription drug abuse. Charges related to prescription drugs are taken seriously and prosecuted fully.
Why You Should Hire Me to Defend You
I provide affordable and tenacious representation. I aggressively defend my clients’ rights in the face of all drug charges, using my experience in state and federal court to achieve the best possible results. My familiarity with local courthouses and experience on both sides of the criminal justice system helps me to defend you.
If you have been charged with any type of drug crime, don’t wait. Contact me today for a consultation. In most situations, it does not cost any more to hire an attorney at the outset of a criminal charge than to hire the attorney later. The earlier that I can begin representing you, the more effective I can be.
I take credit cards, and accept many criminal defense cases on a flat fee basis.