Defending Your Freedom and Future against Drug Charges in Southern Illinois
Whether this is your or your loved one’s first arrest, or there are prior charges and/or convictions involved, you can’t afford to be without an experienced legal defense to fight the government’s accusations.
Criminal defense is the only type of case that our firm handles. Our founding attorney, Madelyn Daley, has more than 20 years of experience representing people accused of both misdemeanor and felony drug charges in Illinois. The practice focuses solely on criminal law, and we stay well informed about changes in the law, sentencing guidelines and alternative programs for first-time or low-risk offenders. Plea bargains play an important role in cases involving drugs therefore it is essential that your defense lawyer be strategic in responding to the charges you face.
We Understand The Laws. We Understand Your Options.
Our attorneys represent people charged with misdemeanor and felony drug crimes in St. Clair County and all surrounding areas of southern Illinois. We 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 sentencing are constantly changing. We 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, we can often help clients avoid jail time and crippling financial penalties.
Many drug cases involve illegally obtained evidence and other missteps on the part of the police. As experienced drug crime attorneys, we 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. We have the experience to know when these are the best options for clients and when it is more appropriate to challenge the government’s accusations in court.