​Possession of any drug other than Cannabis, including prescription drugs that are not prescribed to you, is a felony, and thus is also eligible for prison time. Possession with intent to distribute, which is often charged when a person is found in possession of multiple pills, is an even more serious felony.

A conviction for Drug Possession can cause you to lose your Federal Student Loan Eligibility. College students and future college students should contact a skilled Criminal Defense Attorney immediately if they are charged with any Drug Offense.

If you receive any ticket of any kind for Alcohol Offense, unless the case is handled correctly, your driver’s license will be suspended. This applies if you are charged with Illegal Transportation of Alcohol (example: open container), as well as if you are charged as either Consumption or Possession of Alcohol while Under 21 years of Age. If driving is important to you, contact an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney immediately if they are charged with an Alcohol Offense.

The Government has nearly unlimited resources at their disposal to pursue these cases. Thankfully, our Founding Fathers were suspicious of excessive government power, and the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution protects us from a form of Government abuse called “Unreasonable Searches and Seizures”. If you have been charged with a Drug or Alcohol Offense, it is likely that you were seized and searched. You should immediately contact a skilled Criminal Defense Attorney to determine if your Constitutional Rights were violated. If so, the evidence gathered against you may be suppressed, and your case may be dismissed. The deck is stacked, but you can even the odds by obtaining experienced, zealous Counsel to ensure that your Constitutional Rights are protected and you receive the Constitution’s guarantee of equal justice under the law.

Lake County Judges and Prosecutors have seen first-hand the tragic circumstances that can result from Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Every case is different, however, and likely your circumstances merit a second chance. An experienced Criminal Defense Attorney can tell your story in a persuasive manner, speaking the language Prosecutors and Judges understand, to effectively explain why your case is different from others and why you deserve a favorable result. This firm prides itself in receiving favorable results in the most difficult cases. 

Do not delay. Preparation of a proper defense often takes time, evidence can spoil, and the opportunity for a resolution with superior results can be lost if a skilled attorney is not contacted immediately.

If you have been charged with a Drug or Alcohol Offense, you will need an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney on your side, fighting for your Rights as soon as possible.

Drug Offenses in Illinois are very serious and very costly. If you are charged with Possession of Cannabis (Marijuana) in excess of 10 grams, you can be sentenced to at least 6 months in jail and due to mandatory fines and court costs, could end up paying approximately $1,000 for a single Cannabis violation. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (pipes, vaporizers, grinders, etc.) carries with it a mandatory fine of $750, which, with Court Costs, will cost over $1,000. Possession of Cannabis with intent to distribute is a ​felony,which means you can be sentenced to multiple years in the State Penitentiary (Department of Corrections).

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