Recent data suggests that as much as $35 billion of marijuana is grown in the United States each year. Because of this, it's not surprising that arrests for drug crimes involving marijuana can be fairly common in major cities like Chicago, Illinois. But when that arrest involves you or someone you know, there's nothing common about the negative effects it can have on your life, your family and your career, including significant penalties and incarceration. Because of this, it's in your best interest to immediately contact of a seasoned Chicago drug crime defense lawyer, who can fight for your rights and your freedom.
Violations of the law involving marijuana are complex. There are many different laws that both prohibit and regulate the cultivation, possession, use (including paraphernalia), distribution and manufacture of marijuana. These laws contain additional nuances that can further complicate a criminal case, including subjective elements such as 'intent' and more objective issues, such as alleged violations of the law that occur near a school. At the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege, the knowledgeable legal team has extensive experience defending all types of marijuana cases in Chicago, Berwyn, Evanston and Cicero, Illinois, and can help ensure that your rights are protected throughout the entire legal process, no matter how complex your case may be.
Marijuana is hot-button topic in our country, and the police are under a lot of pressure to diligently pursue these crimes. Because of this pressure, it's entirely possible that in their passion and dedication to the community, the police sometimes might cut corners, become overzealous, act rashly and even knowingly or unknowingly violate the rights and protections guaranteed to individuals by the Constitution during search and seizure. The legal team at the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege will thoroughly investigate your case, evaluate the charges against you and ensure that your rights are protected.
Contact a Chicago marijuana defense attorney from the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege today.
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