Drug distribution charges can be filed when an undercover narcotics officer has evidence against another person, and charges are then filed for possession with intent to deliver, importing, transporting, or selling controlled substances. It is necessary to contact a Chicago drug distribution lawyer immediately if you or your loved one is accused of the felony crime of drug distribution. I am attorney Michael P. Schmiege, and I will do everything possible to help you fight to avoid conviction on this serious charge, or to seek out any advantage, including reduced charges or alternatives to incarceration. I have been included in the Super Lawyers® Rising StarsSM list in the years of 2009-2013, an honor given to only 2.5% of lawyers in the state. I know drug crime defense, and I am ready to speak with you about your case.
Penalties for a drug distribution conviction vary depending on the quantity and type of the controlled substance involved, the location of the crime, and your prior criminal record. Drug distribution is a felony, and carries heavy penalties. Some of the penalties for this criminal drug offense include years in state prison and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines. For smaller amounts of various controlled substances, the penalties could be less extreme, but any felony drug crime is a real threat to your freedom. In large-scale operations, you could be forced to forfeit property and suffer for years in state prison. Don't take chances. Call my firm.
Drug distribution is a serious crime, but you are innocent until proven guilty. A Chicago drug distribution lawyer could present a defense case that you lacked knowledge of the crime or that you were forced to commit the crime, or that you were not involved at all, but merely in the wrong place at the wrong time. You have the right to an attorney – make the right choice and contact my firm today for a free case consultation. Many cases can be successfully defended – can yours? Only a highly skilled Chicago criminal defense lawyer can answer that question. Call today.
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