Highly-Skilled Illinois Criminal Lawyers Fighting for You
Being accused of a drug crime is a difficult situation to be in, however, facing a conviction is even more challenging, as it can have far-reaching effects into many areas of your life. If you have been accused of a committing a drug crime in Illinois, the knowledgeable and experienced Schaumburg drug crime lawyers at Glasgow & Olsson can help. Specifically, they will take all measures necessary to reduce the chances that you will be convicted, and help you to assess other options that may be available to you in your particular case. Our attorneys have helped hundreds of clients throughout the Chicago, Schaumburg, Rolling Meadows, and Cook County areas to avoid convictions. When avoiding a conviction was not possible, our efforts have often led to a significant reduction in our clients’ charges for the following
Possession, Dealing, and Other Drug Charges Can Have Serious Consequences
If you have been charged with a drug crime, such as possession or dealing, you may already be aware of some of the consequences that you will likely experience if convicted. For example, driving under the influence of even the smallest amount of a drug can result in a fine of up to $25,000 and a sentence of up to 28 years in prison if someone was injured or killed as a result of your actions.
Similarly, if you are charged with drug possession, the prosecution must prove that the controlled substance was under your control with either actual (physical) possession or constructive (dominion) possession. For constructive possession of drugs to be proven, it must be found that the defendant possessed drugs with the intent and capability to maintain control and dominion over it even if they had not been in physical contact with the controlled substance. Typically, those charged with possession, but did not have physical contact with the drugs, include homeowners, car owners, or apartment tenants where the controlled substances were found.
In addition to fines and incarceration, a drug crime conviction could affect your life in many ways for years to come. Employers often ask questions about criminal offenses on job applications. If you are thinking of pursuing a career that would require you to obtain a security clearance or a professional license, you may have difficulty obtaining the clearance or license that you need. Even your ability to obtain student loans maybe affected by your criminal conviction.
Our attorneys assist clients with the following drug charges in Illinois:
- Drugs and Driving
- Drug Possession
- Marijuana and Other Drug Charges
- Drug Trafficking Crimes
- Cocaine and Heroin Distribution
- Federal Drug Crimes
- Asset Forfeiture Laws
- Drug Possession with Intent to Deliver
- Manufacture and Delivery of Drugs
Drug Crime Defendants Have Options
If you have been accused of a drug crime, your freedom is at risk. A skilled attorney can help you to protect your freedom by reducing your penalties or getting the charges against you dismissed whenever possible. In some cases, your arrest may be able to be expunged, or cleared from your record. The options that are available to you will vary, however, depending upon the unique circumstances of your case. Our experienced Schaumburg drug crime attorneys at Glasgow & Olsson can help you to understand the risks and benefits of each possible course of action that is available to you, and look forward to making a difference in your case.
Helping Drug Crime Defendants Throughout Illinois
If you have been accused of a drug crime in Illinois, you deserve the best possible defense available. For further information, or to arrange an initial consultation, contact our aggressive defense attorneys today at (847) 577-8700. We look forward to providing you with superior legal representation.