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.
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? Contact Josh Adams today. You need an experienced criminal lawyer on your side, contact Josh today.