Drug Offenses

Drug Offenses

In Illinois state court there are essentially four types of drug charges:


  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver
  • Delivery of a controlled substance
  • Criminal drug conspiracy

The severity of the charges pending against you will depend: on the amount of the narcotics involved; if you have a criminal background; and various other potential enhancers (i.e. if weapons or guns are involved, or if the offense occurred within 1000 feet of a school, church, park, etc.)

There are many ways to challenge drug prosecutions. I have successfully defended clients where:


  • The arresting officer lacked probable cause to arrest my client
  • The arresting officer lacked probable cause to conduct a traffic stop of my client
  • The arresting officers recovered the narcotics from a location where they did not have the right to be - narcotics were suppressed by the Court and the case was dismissed
  • The search warrant utilized was improperly obtained
  • The search of the location where the drugs were recovered was improperly executed
  • The prosecution could not prove my client lived at the address where the drugs were recovered
  • The testimony of the officers was rebutted by the testimony of "civilian" witnesses
  • Video evidence obtained by my office rebutted the testimony of the officers
  • The prosecution was unable to prove "intent to deliver"
  • The prosecution was unable to prove that an actual delivery occurred

Regardless of your situation I will do everything possible to make the very best of a bad situation. Contact me for a free initial confidential consultation.


Contact me for a free initial consultation.

Cook County Courthouse
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