Illinois lawmakers have enacted laws that include severe penalties in drug crime cases. When facing any drug crime charges, you are in serious jeopardy. Even a small amount found of certain drugs will result in a felony charge. This is a serious problem for those who may not have realized the massive consequences they face if found to be in possession of cocaine, heroin, ecstasy or other controlled substance. College parties and other seemingly innocent actions can have devastating repercussions. It is crucial that you get legal representation from a Chicago drug crime defense lawyer at once if you are facing drug crime charges in the Chicago, Cicero, Berwyn or Evanston areas.
The penalties for certain drug crimes are extremely harsh. For example, if you are found to be in possession of over one gram of cocaine or heroin, you are facing a penalty of up to 3 years in state prison. This is a felony offense, and your life will be affected by a conviction forever. There are many professions that do not allow the licensing of a convicted felon, and even the most low-paying job can be difficult to find after a conviction. With the assistance of a Chicago drug crime attorney from the firm, every effort will be made to assist the client in avoiding this devastating result. Each case is thoroughly reviewed in order to determine how to aggressively fight on behalf of the accused client. In most cases, even those that may seem hopeless, the legal team has come up with an effective strategy for the defense.
In very serious drug charges, such as possession with the intent to deliver, you will find the full force of the legal system coming down on you. Top prosecuting attorneys will be given the task of ensuring that you are convicted, and they have the determined support of law enforcement. When dealing with such odds, you want to ensure that you have an equally powerful defense team fighting for YOU. Move quickly to enlist the legal team in any drug crime charge, whether misdemeanor or felony. A misdemeanor charge may seem minor, but in fact can create huge problems for you in the future, particularly if you are ever arrested again. It can affect your future employment negatively, and it is strongly advised that you fight to defend yourself with the assistance of the legal team at the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege.
Contact a Chicago drug crime defense lawyer from the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege at once if you have been arrested for a drug crime in the Chicago area.
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