HAVE YOU BEEN CHARGED WITH THE POSSESSION OF CANNABIS, COCAINE, CRACK, HEROIN, MARIJUANA, OR METHAMPHETAMINE?
Generally, drug possession is considered to be the least serious of all drug crimes. However, a person charged with drug possession can face serious penalties including prison. If you are charged with drug possession, contact one of our Drug Crimes Criminal Defense Lawyers immediately to ensure your Constitutional rights are protected from the beginning of the criminal justice process.
Our criminal defense lawyers are well versed in all aspects of drug crimes including search and seizure, potential penalties, DNA results andfingerprint analysis. In Illinois, the drugs do not need be found on you. They can be found in your home, vehicle, or in your proximity. When drugs are not found on you, it can be difficult for the prosecution to establish that they were yours.
PENALTIES IN SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS
The penalties for drug possession vary greatly depending upon the substance. For example, possessing less than 30 grams of Cannabis (Marijuana) is a misdemeanor offense. However, possession of cocaine, methamphetamine or other controlled substances is a felony offense no matter the amount.
DID THE POLICE IMPROPERLY SEARCH YOU, IMPROPERLY SEARCH YOUR VEHICLE, OR IMPROPERLY SEARCH YOUR HOME?
The criminal defense lawyers at the Noll Law Office review every case to determine whether the police searched you, your vehicle, or your home in accordance with the law. If the authorities did not follow the proper procedures, it is possible to get your case dismissed. Do you believe that the police violated your constitutional rights when they improperly search you, improperly searched your vehicle, or improperly searched your home? Contact one of our drug crimes criminal defense attorneys to set up a free initial consultation to discuss the facts of your case.
ARE YOU CHARGED WITH SELLING DRUGS AND YOU SIMPLY POSSESSED THEM?
Often times, prosecutors overcharge cases. However, this tactic can have potentially drastic consequences on you. For example, the possession of less than a gram of cocaine is a Class 4 felony punishable up to 3 years in the Department of Corrections. However, if you are charged with selling under a gram of cocaine, you could face up to 7 years in the Department of Corrections.
It is important to hire a criminal defense lawyer who understands drug laws and has experience doing so. Our lawyers know that the law requires certain factors to be present in order to demonstrate the intent to sell drugs. If those factors are not present in your case, you may be overcharged and facing penalties that are unfair.
Our lawyers have successfully defended clients who were charged with selling drugs but only possessed the controlled substances for personal use. If you believe that you have been improperly charged,contact one of our drug possession defense lawyers for a free initial consultation.
DO YOU HAVE A DRUG OR SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROBLEM?
Not only can drug abuse negatively impact the user, it can also affect a person’s family and employment. As science and societal awareness has progressed, the Illinois court system has established a variety of alternatives to incarceration for those with drug addiction. You could be eligible for drug court, differed prosecution, first offender probation, supervision, TASC probation, or impact incarceration (boot camp). Our criminal defense lawyers are sensitive to drug abuse and have successfully obtained positive results for clients who face addiction. If you suffer from drug abuse and are currently charged with a drug crime, contact our criminal defense attorneys for a free initial consultation.
NOLL LAW OFFICE DRUG POSSESSION RESULTS:
People v. J.M. (2013)
J.M. was charged with Manufacture/Delivery of Cannabis, a Class 1 felony. He was looking at 4-15 years in the Department of Corrections. The lawyers at the Noll Law Office obtained a probation plea for J.M. to a Class 2 felony for Possession of Cannabis. He was found with 9 pounds of marijuana.
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.