Chicago Drug Law Topics:
Drug Paraphernalia: This deals with the possession, sale, and distribution of items used in the consumption, production, or distribution of controlled substances.
Drug Courts and Alternative Sentencing: We are familiar with drug court programs and alternative sentencing options, such as probation or drug treatment programs, which aim to rehabilitate nonviolent drug offenders.
Expungement and Sealing: Understanding the process of expunging or sealing drug-related arrests and convictions from a person’s criminal record is crucial for attorneys helping clients move forward after a drug offense.
Chicago Drug Possession: This covers the legal aspects of possessing controlled substances, such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and prescription drugs without a valid prescription.
Drug Trafficking and Distribution: This area of drug law focuses on the illegal transportation, sale, and distribution of controlled substances, which typically carry more severe penalties than possession.
Illinois Cannabis Laws: With the legalization of recreational cannabis in Illinois, attorneys need to be well-versed in the laws surrounding its possession, cultivation, and sale, as well as the nuances of medical marijuana usage.
Drug Manufacturing and Cultivation: This subtopic addresses the illegal production of drugs, such as manufacturing methamphetamine or growing cannabis plants without proper authorization.
Prescription Drug Fraud: This area covers the legal aspects of obtaining prescription medications through fraudulent means, such as forging prescriptions or doctor shopping.
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.
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
- 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.
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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Chicago Drug Possession Law Related Pages:
Drug Possession in Chicago – Page related to getting Arrested in Chicago for drug possession charges.
Navigating Chicago’s Cannabis Laws – A comprehensive guide on the legal use of recreational and medical marijuana in Chicago.
Drug Possession Penalties in Illinois: An in-depth look at the penalties for possessing various types of drugs in Illinois, including potential fines, jail time, and alternative sentencing options.
Defenses for Drug Possession Charges: A discussion of common defense strategies used by Chicago drug lawyers, such as questioning the legality of the search or challenging the evidence presented by the prosecution.
Expungement and Sealing of Drug Convictions in Chicago: A guide on the process of expunging or sealing drug convictions in Chicago, including eligibility requirements and the potential benefits of clearing one’s criminal record.
Chicago Drug Law Main Practice Area – View the main Chicago and Federal Drug Law defense page.