Federal Drug Law

Chicago Drug Attorneys

Federal & State Crimes

Josh Adams has successfully defended individuals charged with state and federal crimes in the Illinois area.

Serious offenses, such as drug-related charges fall well within the strengths and abilities of Josh as a criminal defense attorney.

Chicago Drug Attorney

Contact Chicago Drug Lawyer Joshua Adams if you have been charged with a drug-related crime in the Chicago, Illinois area.

Drug Possession Attorney Serving Chicago Area Courts

Have you or someone you know been arrested on drug charges?  Accusations of drug charges or distribution charges can ruin your life, even if they are false.

That is why it is so important to work with attorneys who are committed to protecting your future and freedom.

At Adams Defense Law we have helped many clients obtain favorable outcomes in even the toughest and bleakest situations.

Arrested in Chicago for Drug Possession?

We understand how quickly you can find yourself in a tough spot with nowhere to turn, and we are here for you.

When you have been charged with possession of a controlled substance, the penalties and consequences depend on the type of drug and the actual amount in question.

With our drug law experience, we are equipped to assist you in building a responsible, affordable defense for federal or state drug charges related to:

  • Cocaine (coke)
  • Heroin (H, smack)
  • LSD (acid)
  • Marijuana (pot, weed)
  • Ecstasy ( X, love drug, XTC)
  • Inhalants & Nitrous Oxide
  • Prescription Drugs: Opiods
  • Oxycodone
  • Ritalin   (methylphenidate)
  • Adderall  (amphetamine-dextroamphetamine saccharate and amphetamine aspartate monohydrate).

Illinois Drug Possession Crimes

Illinois is a state that recognizes two distinct crimes stemming from the unlawful possession of a controlled substance:

#1 – Mere possession of a controlled substance or analog; and

#2- Possession of such substances with intent to manufacture or deliver (more severely punished).

Elements of a Drug Possession Charge

To secure a conviction for drug possession, the prosecution must prove the following beyond a reasonable doubt:

  • The identity of the substance in question;
  • That the defendant knowingly possessed the substance; and
  • That the substance was in his or her immediate and exclusive control (either actual or constructive possession)

We are prepared to conduct a full investigation into the details of your arrest and the seizure of the evidence against you. State and federal laws, as well as the U.S. Constitution, guarantee you certain rights.

We are here to help defend those rights.

Contact Adams Defense Law today for a free case consultation. by calling 312-566-9173 or filling out the free case evaluation form.

Drug Crimes: Charges and Terminology

In both the federal and state criminal justice systems, most of the cases stem from charges of possession, manufacturing, or trafficking of controlled substances.

Below you’ll find a brief overview of these offenses, as well as an explanation of some key terms related to drug crimes.

Does a Defendant Always Have to Pay Bail?

No, sometimes, after considering factors such as the seriousness of the crime, the lack of a criminal record, and the defendant’s family relationship and community standing, a judge will permit the defendant to be released without bail (referred to as a “release O.R.” or a release on own recognizance).

Arrested in Chicago for drugs? Contact Josh Adams today.  If you need an experienced criminal drug lawyer on your side, contact Josh today.

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Contact a Chicago Criminal Defense DRUG Lawyer

Law Offices of Joshua Adams

53 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 1651
Chicago, IL 60604