Drug Crimes Defense in Illinois
A drug crime conviction can have long-term and damaging consequences including fines, jail time and a criminal record. In serious cases, you could be charged with a felony and face an extended prison sentence. When charged with a crime or if you are under investigation for a drug-related crime, it is important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights. At Sullivan & VonBokel, P.C., in Fairview Heights, Illinois, our lawyers will take every necessary step to minimize your charges and protect your rights from your initial consultation, through all hearings, investigations, negotiations and trial when necessary.
Alternative Sentencing and Other Defenses
First offenders have the possibility of treatment probation, allowing you to keep a clean record after completing the conditions of probation, including drug treatments and fines. We will also examine the facts of your case and pursue relevant defenses including false arrest, undercover agents, confidential informants and illegal search and seizure issues.
Our Fairview Heights drug possession charge attorneys are experienced with defense of crimes involving:
- Marijuana possession
- Meth, cocaine, heroin, Ecstasy, crack
- Prescription drugs
- Sale on school or government property
- Felony drug crimes
Drug Schedules and Criminal Charges
The amount of drugs and your intent will determine your charge. Our attorneys are experienced with drug crimes including possession, intent to sell, intent to deliver, delivery, if you were caught in the act of selling to a third party, manufacturing or caught in a lab with materials intended to create drugs. All drug crimes cases involve a complex set of facts and often require a strategic investigation at the outset to preserve evidence for your defense.
The 4th Amendment and Your Rights in Drug Crimes Cases
Most drug crimes defense will involve your 4th Amendment rights to legal search and seizure. While law enforcement officials do have the right to search your person, home or vehicle, they must follow established laws and protocols to preserve your constitutional rights. Our attorneys will examine any action taken by police officers during your arrest and will seek a motion to suppress any evidence illegally obtained.
Schedule Your Free Consultation
We offer clients the legal counsel they need at every step of the process. Contact us online or call 618-207-4473 to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Belleville prescription drug crimes attorney.