DuPage County Drug Possession Attorneys
Wheaton Drug Charge Defense Lawyers
Charges of drug possession are extremely serious. Whether the charge involves heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines, or illegal possession of prescription drugs, a conviction can have a devastating impact on your life. Of course, most people realize that a drug conviction may result in prison sentences or fines, but many overlook other potential consequences. Your employment and educational opportunities may be limited, as well as your eligibility for professional licenses and anything else that requires a background check. Even your own personal property can be seized if law enforcement officials believe it was related to your drug charges. At the Davi Law Group, we are committed to helping you protect your future and have the legal experience necessary to do so.
Despite the legalization of recreational marijuana use in other states, illegal possession of the drug in Illinois is still a criminal offense. While efforts are underway to decriminalize minor possession, in addition to the state’s legal medical-use marijuana program, possession of 30 grams or less is still considered a misdemeanor offense. Subsequent offenses, and possession of greater than 30 grams, are felonies and can result in lengthy prison sentences and expensive fines.
Cocaine, Heroin, and Methamphetamines
Charges related to the possession of narcotics and other street drugs are even more serious. Possession of cocaine, methamphetamines, and heroin, begin as Class 4 Felonies for fewer than 15 grams. Larger amounts result in prosecution as a Class 1 Felony, with penalties ranging up to 50 years in prison or more, depending on the defendant’s prior history.
Legal Advocates Who Will Defend Your Rights
At the Davi Law Group, our attorneys clearly understand that a drug possession case against you depends on several primary criteria. These include that:
- You were in possession of illegal substances, either in person, in your car, or on your property;
- You knew that the substance was illegal;
- You knew that the substance was in your possession or on your property; and
- The search and seizure of the substance did not violate your Fourth Amendment rights.
If any of these criteria are not satisfied, a conviction is unlikely. Our attorneys are prepared to fully investigate the circumstances of your arrest, ensure that proper procedures were followed, and finding all evidence that may support your case. If a law enforcement official acted inappropriately or without probable cause, we may be able to have the charges against you dismissed entirely.
In some cases, complete dismissal may not be possible. Fortunately, our experienced attorneys are intimately familiar with the criminal justice system as it related to drug charges. Especially if you are facing possession charges for the first time, we can help you explore diversionary or drug treatment programs that can reduce the impact to your future. When necessary, we will also negotiate with prosecutors to find a creative resolution to your case without destroying your life.
If you have been charged with illegal drug possession, contact the team that is worthy of your trust. Call the Davi Law Group today at 630-580-6373 to schedule a no fee consultation with one of our skilled criminal defense attorneys. Contact us today and will help you understand your options and work with you to build a better future. With four offices throughout the region, we are proud to serve clients in DuPage, Kane, Will, Cook, and Kendall Counties.