DuPage County Lawyers for Drug Crime Defense
In the state of Illinois, the consequences of a drug-related conviction can be severe and could change your life forever. At Anderson Attorneys & Advisors, we realize that any drug arrest is a serious situation. If you or someone you love has been arrested, you need an attorney who will fight to protect your future. We have the tools to provide the responsible, reliable defense you deserve.
Attorney Audriana Anderson is a former Assistant State’s Attorney who spent more than two decades prosecuting crimes in DuPage County. Her case history includes hundreds of drug cases, giving her valuable experience and insight regarding the prosecution of such offenses. She and her team begin each case with a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding the arrest, looking for any and all information that can be used in building a strong defense.
Warrenville Counsel for Drug Possession Cases
Attitudes about the possession of certain drugs have begun to evolve around the country, as many states have enacted more permissive drug laws in recent years. Most such laws address the possession and use of marijuana, with several dozen states, including Illinois, taking action to decriminalize low-level possession and to legalize medicinal use with state approval. Some have even gone so far as to legalize recreational use. Illinois law, however, has remained strict regarding the possession of other drugs, including cocaine, methamphetamines, and heroin, as well as larger quantities of marijuana.
In most situations, drug possession charges depend on the type of drug and the amount found by law enforcement around the time of the arrest. Charges can range from misdemeanors to felonies, with penalties that could include up to 30 years or more in prison. Our attorneys will work closely with you so that you fully understand the severity of your case and all of your available options.
Distribution and Intent to Deliver
Selling an illegal drug is known as “delivery” under Illinois law, but delivery also refers to attempted sales and transfers that do not involve payment. This means that simply giving someone else an illegal drug, including a prescription medication, could lead to criminal charges. Possession with intent to deliver charges are normally determined by the amount of drugs in question, as well as how they have been prepared or stored.
Many drug cases are strongly dependent on the evidence seized by law enforcement during searches prior to or following a person’s arrest. If a search is performed improperly or is found to be illegal, the evidence may be suppressed and the related charges could be dismissed. At Anderson Attorneys & Advisors, we understand the techniques often employed by police and prosecutors, including those that may violate a suspect’s constitutional rights. If your rights have been compromised and you are facing drug charges as a result, we are equipped to help.
To learn more about our firm, contact our office in Wheaton, Illinois. Call 630-877-5800 for a confidential consultation with one of our skilled drug crimes defense attorneys. Our firm represents clients in Glen Ellyn, Carol Stream, Winfield, Warrenville, West Chicago, and throughout DuPage County.