If you have been charged with selling or distributing Cannabis (Marijuana), Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine (Meth) or any other Controlled Substance, your future is at stake. Our Drug Crimes Criminal Defense Attorneys offer a free initial consultation to discuss your charges as well as what legal rights you have.
In Illinois, the criminal charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver and Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance are felony offenses. The penalties change depending upon the type of drug, the quantity of the controlled substance, your criminal history, and where the drugs were allegedly sold. Our lawyers are happy to meet with you and discuss the potential penalties you are facing as well as your Constitutional rights.
WERE YOU, YOUR VEHICLE, OR YOUR HOME ILLEGALLY SEARCHED BY THE POLICE?
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 THE FEDERAL AUTHORITIES GOING TO PROSECUTE YOU?
Our criminal defense lawyers concentrate in federal criminal defense. Our attorneys can speak with you at a free initial consultation to discuss whether or not you are looking at Federal Crimes. Generally speaking, federal authorities in Springfield, Peoria, and Urbana, Illinois prosecute cocaine (crack), methamphetamine and large quantities of Cannabis (Marijuana). These cases are generally investigated by the DEA, Street Crimes Units, or the Central Illinois Drug Task Force.
Our law firm has over 40 years of experience defending clients accused of Federal Drug Crimes. From the sale of small amounts of drugs to large federal conspiracy to distribute controlled substances cases, the defense attorneys at the Noll Law Office have successfully defended clients in both state and federal court.
ARE YOU CHARGED WITH SELLING DRUGS AND YOU SIMPLY POSSESSED THEM?
Often times, prosecutors overcharge cases. This tactic can have potentially drastic consequences on you. For example, 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 indicators 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 distribution defense lawyers for a free initial consultation.
NOLL LAW OFFICE POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DELIVER RESULTS:
People v. A.C. (2013)
A.C. was charged with conspiracy to commit methamphetamine production and possession of methamphetamine precursor. Our office did an extensive pretrial investigation and filed a motion for speedy trial. A.C. was looking at a sentence of 12-60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Based upon our investigation and aggressive trial strategy, we were able to negotiate a reduced sentence of 3 years in the Department of Corrections with a bootcamp recommendation. Our client served approximately 150 days of incarceration.
People v. C.W. (2011)
C.W. was charged with Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance. He was walking down the road and was searched by the police. Our office challenged the search with a pretrial motion. The court granted our motion. The case was dismissed. C.W. was facing 4-15 years in the Department of Corrections.
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.
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.
People v. L.W. (2005)
L.W. was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver one half kilogram of cocaine in State Court. Our office investigation revealed that the facts upon which the search warrant was issued, namely drugs found in the trash, were fraudulent. This was presented to the court and the prosecution voluntarily dismissed the case. The offending officers were disciplined appropriately.
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.