Kane County Drug Crime Lawyers
Aggressive Drug Crime Defense Representation
Federal and state laws regulate drug crimes and offenses. Also known as controlled substances, these include ; drug manufacturing, drug possession, drug distribution, and drug trafficking. Federal drug laws are applicable to all United States citizens regardless of their state of residency and are prosecuted by either the Department of Justice or the United States Attorney’s Office in federal district court. Cases in Illinois are prosecuted by the State’s Attorney’s Office within the county that the crime was committed.
Kane County Drug Possession Attorney — Experience Matters
The attorneys at Doyen Law Group, LLC will work to do everything in our power to aggressively fight the charges you have been accused of to get them reduced or dismissed. We understand that your future is at risk. The consequences and penalties of a drug crimes conviction can leave a lasting mark on your future.
Out attorneys have represented people in a variety of criminal drug charges:
- Anabolic steroids
- Heroin / synthetic heroin
- Marijuana / synthetic marijuana
- Prescription drugs
- Prescription pain medications
If you have been charged under federal or Illinois law with a drug crime or drug offense, you need the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Our attorneys have served Kane County for over 30 years, representing clients on a wide variety of criminal and civil rights matters. After an initial review of your case, our attorneys will counsel you on your rights, explain to you the charges that you have been accused of, help assist you with understanding all your legal options (proceeding to trial or negotiating a favorable plea bargain), and help you fight for your rights in the courtroom if the matter goes to trial in the court of law.
In Illinois it is illegal for an individual to “knowingly to possess a controlled or counterfeit substance or controlled substance analog.” You can learn more @ 720 ILCS 570/402.
The penalties for drug possession depend on:
- The controlled substance involved
- The amount of the controlled substance found in your possession
Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver
Possession with intent to deliver is the knowing possession of an illegal controlled substance with the intent to sell it. Possession with intent to deliver can be a misdemeanor or felony. The penalties can range from 180 days in jail to 60 years in prison.
It is illegal to manufacture a controlled substance.
Some common manufacturing charges:
- Drug lab in your home
- Possession of a collection of chemicals commonly used to make a controlled substance
- Plant cultivation – such as marijuana plants
Manufacturing is a Class X felony in the United States. Depending upon the substance manufactured and the amount found, you can face 6 – 60 years in prison for these very serious accusations.
Drug Distribution and Trafficking
In Illinois drug distribution is the sale, delivery, or exchange of controlled substances. Drug trafficking is the importation of a controlled substance or substances into the state of Illinois. Distribution and trafficking are serious crimes.
Distribution is a Class X felony that incurs a maximum penalty ranging anywhere from 6 to 60 years in prison. Trafficking incurs a minimum penalty of at least two times the penalty assigned for that particular drug and amount.
Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyers To Defend You Against Your Drug Charges
Let our over 30 years of experience in area courts work for you. We work tirelessly for our clients to help them achieve the best result possible based on the circumstances of their case and the law. If you want a dedicated and aggressive criminal defense attorney, contact us to schedule a free case review.