DuPage County Drug Crimes Defense Attorney
Manufacture and Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Northern Illinois
In many areas of the country, lawmakers and courts have begun to shift the focus away from punitive measures for individual drug possession and use. Some states have gone as far as decriminalizing minor possession of certain drugs while others have famously legalized recreational marijuana use. In Illinois, the debate over effective drug policies remains ongoing, but some things have remained quite clear. Those who manufacture, distribute, deliver, and sell drugs will continue to face severe penalties and long-term criminal consequences. At the Davi Law Group, we appreciate the gravity of such charges, and if you have been arrested for drug crimes, you can rely on us to help protect your rights.
Legal Counsel for Drug Manufacturing Charges
Very few give much thought to how illegal drugs are produced before being sold. While some, such as marijuana, are processed from their naturally-occurring form, others are synthesized or chemically derived from other substances. According to the law in Illinois, charges may be brought against an individual for the manufacture of a controlled substance if he or she is suspected of producing, preparing, growing, compounding, converting, extracting, synthesizing, packaging or repackaging of the substance. Prosecution and penalties will vary dependent upon the amount and the type of drug involved.
Delivery or Intent to Deliver Charges
The actual distribution of controlled substances is statutorily known as delivery and refers to the transfer or attempted transfer of a controlled substance to another, with or without payment in return. Although a sale is not necessary to constitute an illegal act, a completed sale is usually grounds to enhance “intent to deliver” to charges of “delivery of a controlled substance.” Intent to deliver charges, although more difficult to prove, are generally substantiated by the amount of drugs discovered and the manner in which they may have been prepared or stored. Both delivery and intent to deliver can be prosecuted as up to a Class X felony, carrying up to 30 years to life in prison.
Hardworking Drug Crime Lawyers in Illinois
Whether you are facing charges for manufacture of a controlled substances, delivery, or intent to deliver, the attorneys at the Davi Law Group can help. Founding attorney Dion U. Davi and associate attorney Rina Infelise are experienced legal professionals who have each served as an Assistant State’s Attorney. Having spent nearly a decade as an assistant prosecutor, Ms. Infelise brings to our firm a deep understanding of the justice system and the intricacies of Illinois criminal law. That knowledge, combined with our unending dedication to our clients can provide the stability and strength you need during a difficult time.
We are prepared to fully investigate the details of your case and the circumstances of your arrest. In addition to reviewing evidence, we will examine affidavits and search warrants to ensure due process was followed at all times and that your Fourth Amendment rights have not been compromised. Even if the case against you feels hopeless, we will not give up. We will continue to explore avenues for relief, including treatment courses, diversionary programs, and other creative solutions. A conviction on manufacturing or delivery charges can be devastating to your future and we are committed to helping you navigate the legal process.
If you have been arrested for a drug crime, contact the experienced professionals at the Davi Law Group by calling 630-580-6373. We offer a free get-to-know-you consultation so that you can meet our attorneys and ask questions related to your case. We proudly serve clients throughout Kendall, Cook, Will, Kane and DuPage Counties.