Belleville Drug Crime Attorney
Whether this is your or your loved one's first arrest, or there are prior charges and/or convictions involved, you can't afford not to have an experienced legal defense to fight the government's accusations.
Criminal defense is the only type of case that my firm handles, and I have more than 15 years of experience representing people accused of both misdemeanor and felony drug charges in Illinois. Because my practice focuses solely on criminal law, I can stay better informed about changes in the law, sentencing guidelines and alternative programs for first-time or low-risk offenders. Because plea bargains play such an important role in cases involving drugs, it is essential that your defense lawyer be strategic in responding to the charges you face.
I Understand The Laws. I Understand Your Options.
I represent people charged with misdemeanor and felony drug crimes in St. Clair County and all surrounding areas of Southern Illinois. I can help you if you have been charged with illegal possession, distribution, manufacturing or trafficking of any of the following controlled substances:
- Cocaine and crack cocaine
- Prescription medication
Drug laws and sentences are constantly changing. I stay at the forefront of developments in drug policy to understand what the government must prove when it accuses a client of committing a drug-related crime. With this experience and knowledge, I can often help my clients avoid jail time and crippling financial penalties.
Many drug cases involve illegally obtained evidence and other missteps on the part of police. As an experienced drug crime attorney, I can quickly spot these and other constitutional issues that can significantly help your defense.
Illinois has an increasing number of deferred adjudication programs available to defendants who meet certain criteria. For example, first-time offenders, veterans and people with mental illness or other special needs may be able to avoid a criminal conviction or jail time by taking advantage of these programs. I have the experience to know when these are the best options for my clients, and when I must use my years of courtroom experience to challenge the government's accusations.