When you are facing a drug crime charge, you are in serious legal trouble because Illinois has some of the most severe penalties in the nation for drug offenses. Never take a drug crime arrest lightly, as your future is truly in jeopardy. In serious drug crime cases, you could spend many years in an Illinois state prison if convicted. It is strongly advised that you contact an experienced DuPage County drug crime attorney at once if you have been arrested and charged with any drug crime offense.
There are many cases where individuals do not realize that they have committed a drug crime, especially when it comes to possession of drug paraphernalia, involvement in drug trafficking, and use of synthetic marijuana. In these and all cases, ignorance of the law will not serve as an acceptable defense and it is important that you have an experienced DuPage drug lawyer representing you.
In addition, many of the penalties for drug crimes, especially when there is a prior offense, can be life-altering. Many drug crime charges are felony offenses and cannot be expunged from your permanent record. If you are under investigation or have been charged with a drug-related offense, it is important that you take control of your future immediately by contacting Michael Schmiege. It is always worthwhile to educate yourself on the offense, but it will not serve as a proper substitute for qualified legal counsel.
The results of a conviction on any drug charge will show on your criminal record. In felony convictions, even when the sentence is suspended, you will face the restrictions of a convicted felon. You will be not be allowed to be licensed in certain professions, in many cases you will not be allowed to own a firearm, and you may have trouble getting even the most low-paying job, no matter how qualified you are.
In other cases, in which the crime is a misdemeanor, a conviction will still show on your record. When potential employers get a report that shows a drug conviction, no matter how minor or far in the past, they may not hire you as you could be considered to be a “risk”. These are some of the repercussions of a drug conviction, not to mention the fines, jail or prison time as well as drug education classes you will likely be ordered to attend by the court. It is critical that you contact one of our experienced drug crime attorneys if you have been arrested and charged with a drug crime—and prior to making statements to law enforcement.
Contact Michael Schmiege’s nationally recognized boutique law firm for a consultation with a knowledgeable misdemeanor lawyer who will fight aggressively for you. We dedicate the time and resources necessary to give our clients the best possible opportunity for a favorable outcome. We serve DuPage County, including the cities of Wheaton, Naperville, Aurora, Westmont, Oak Brook, and Lombard.
Give your future the best chance with our highly skilled defense strategies and understanding of prosecutor tactics. Aggressive, skilled legal counsel is always your best chance for a favorable outcome when your future is in jeopardy. Call an experienced drug crime attorney at our firm immediately to ensure you have strong legal representation for your drug case.
Michael Schmiege has tried many drug crime cases and our award winning criminal defense lawyers deliver unparalleled results. Read more about our recent verdicts and case victories in DuPage County.