All drug-related criminal offences are very serious, but many federal drug crimes can carry severe mandatory sentences and penalties upon conviction. This means that sentences are automatic and the judge in the case has no power to offer lesser sentences - even first-time offenders, under this scenario, will go to prison. It's also important to note that, in the federal justice system, opportunities for probation following certain convictions are much more limited and parole in these cases is completely unavailable. If you or someone you know has been accused of, or arrested for, a federal drug crime in Chicago, it is in your best interest to obtain immediate legal assistance from a knowledgeable Federal Chicago drug crimes defense attorney. At the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege, the legal team has extensive experience in federal drug crimes cases in Chicago, Evanston and Cicero.
Many federal drug crime cases are built by authorities through surveillance operations, wire-tapping, and search and seizure, which can open the door to potential violations of individual rights. The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution places specific limits on the power of the police to make arrests, search people and their property, and to seize objects and items. This means the authorities cannot knowingly or unknowingly violate your Fourth Amendment rights. If they do, and a court finds that an unreasonable search occurred, any evidence seized as a result of the search cannot be used as direct evidence against you in a state or federal criminal prosecution.
With this in mind, immediately contacting an experienced federal drug crime attorney from Chicago can potentially benefit your case. The federal drug crime lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege are experienced litigators in federal court in Chicago. Attorneys from the firm will investigate your case and provide a vigorous defense of your individual and Constitutional rights, whether this means negotiating with authorities or taking your case to court.
Contact a Chicago federal drug crime lawyer from the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege today.
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