Controlled Substance Trafficking is a serious offense in Illinois. If you are alleged to have transported cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine across state lines with the intent to distribute, you could be facing up to 240 years in the Department of Corrections. Our attorneys have successfully defended clients charged with drug trafficking.
Our defense lawyers are able to analyze weaknesses in the prosecutions’ case after meeting with our clients. Often times, the origin of the cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamines is unknown. This can prove to be a powerful tool when fighting a drug trafficking charge. Set up a free initial consultation with one of our drug defense lawyers to discuss the facts of your case and learn about your rights.
WERE YOU UNAWARE OF DRUGS FOUND IN YOUR POSSESSION?
It is becoming more and more common that drug conspirators, drug cartels and drug dealers are using “blind mules” to transport large amounts of drugs across borders and state lines. Blind mules are unaware of drugs that have been placed in their vehicle or luggage. Unfortunately, these people are often charged with serious felony offenses.
It takes an aggressive and experienced criminal defense lawyer to defend those who are unknowingly trafficking drugs into Illinois. The lawyers at the Noll Law Office have experience both federal and state drug trafficking cases. Call for a free initial consultation with one of our criminal drug lawyers and see how we can help.
SEARCH AND SEIZURE: DID THE POLICE ILLEGALLY SEARCH YOU, ILLEGALLY SEARCH YOUR VEHICLE, OR ILLEGALLY SEARCH YOUR HOME?
Our criminal defense attorneys investigate all of the facts and law regarding your case. Our lawyers review all drug cases to determine whether the police searched you, searched your home or searched your vehicle in accordance with the law. In some cases, if the authorities did not follow the proper procedures, the court is required to dismiss the case. Do you believe that the authorities improperly searched your home, your vehicle, or your person? Contact one of our criminal defense attorneys today at (217) 414-8889 for a free initial consultation to discuss the facts of your case.
People v. J.O. (1999)
This was a state drug case. J.O. was pulled over on the side the highway(I-55) by Illinois State Police. Law enforcement searched the defendant’s vehicle and found 500 pounds of marijuana. Our office objected to the search in a pre-trial motion arguing that the search violated our client’s Fourth Amendment rights. The court granted our motion and the case was dismissed.
U.S.A. v. P.F. (2003)
P.F. was charged by federal authorities with a multimillion dollar drug ring involving automobiles with concealed compartments and massive quantities of cocaine. Our office represented P.F. in trial and all the way to the United States Supreme Court where a companion case was decided regarding the same issues as P.F. That companion, U.S. v. Booker, overturned the sentencing guidelines resulting in our client being resentenced to a fraction of his original sentence.
U.S.A. v. D.M. (1996)
D.M. was charged by federal authorities with a multi-count indictment for cocaine and crack distribution. The Defendant’s sentence under the sentencing guidelines was 30 years to life. D.M. received a 10 year sentence, the mandatory minimum, based upon the arguments of our office.