If you have been charged with a drug crime in Illinois, you face major penalties that can change your life forever. If you are convicted, in addition to facing jail time and fines, you will have a criminal record that can affect your employment and educational opportunities, limit your ability to get decent housing, ruin your relationships, and rob you of self-esteem.
Due to the seriousness and complexity of the laws, it is essential to get top-notch legal assistance when charged with drug crimes. The experienced Woodridge drug charge lawyers at Wolfe & Stec, Ltd. are skilled trial lawyers who believe each case has unique circumstances and requirements. Whether you have been accused of drug possession, trafficking, or sale, our drug charge defense lawyers will work with you to mount the most effective defense possible.
Drug arrests are serious. Prosecutors and juries have little sympathy for drug users and sellers, and law enforcement is tough on drug cases. Fighting the system without an experienced and aggressive defense attorney is difficult. At Wolfe & Stec, we believe every accused person is innocent until proven guilty.
When you have our Woodridge drug defense lawyers on your side, we will:
At Wolfe & Stec, Ltd., our drug charge lawyers can defend you if you have been accused of any Illinois drug crime. The most common categories of charges include:
Illinois has a Controlled Substances Act (720 ILCS 570/) that classifies drugs from Schedule I to Schedule V according to factors such as the potential for abuse and whether the drug has any medical or beneficial uses. Schedule V controlled substances are considered the least dangerous, while Schedule I drugs are considered the most dangerous.
The following is a list of the most common drugs that lead to drug arrests that our drug charge attorney can fight on your behalf:
Illinois drug laws address controlled substances that include heroin, cocaine, and morphine and additional controlled substances such as methamphetamine, fentanyl, LSD, and even peyote. Because of the potential of harm to others, drug trafficking is punished more severely than mere possession, and the larger the amount of the drug involved, the greater the punishment.
For example, in Illinois, possessing less than 1 gram of cocaine or heroin, or morphine is a Class 4 felony, with a sentence of probation or 1 to 3 years in jail. Possession of 15 grams or more of heroin, cocaine, or morphine, but less than 100 grams, may carry a sentence of 4 to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $200,000. Anyone found possessing 900 grams or more of heroin, cocaine, or morphine may be sentenced to 10 to 50 years in prison and fined up to $200,000 or the full street value of the drug, whichever is greater.
The Illinois Controlled Substance Act (720 ILCS 570/Art. IV) contains a complete list of Illinois drug penalties that our drug defense attorney can help fight.
You must hire the best criminal defense attorney if you have been charged with any drug crime in Illinois. The experienced and seasoned Illinois drug crime defense attorneys at Wolfe & Stec, Ltd. will examine the facts, the individuals involved, and the evidence available in every situation. Our goal is always to minimize the situation’s negative impact and focus on protecting your freedoms, liberties, and rights.
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