Belleville Drug Crimes Attorney

Are You Facing Drug Charges in Illinois?

Our Criminal Justice Attorneys Spot Faults and Demand Justice

Drug charges can ruin lives. Even a minor drug offense can carry harsh penalties that derail your education, career, and family. Fortunately, the complex and constantly changing drug laws also provide opportunities for an experienced criminal defense attorney to build a strong case on your behalf.

At Rose Legal Services, we know how to conduct thorough investigations, challenge charges, and negotiate for reduced penalties. We’ve represented clients just like you who found themselves facing devastating drug allegations. There’s hope – let us help you put this behind you.

Drug Laws Are Complicated - And the Consequences Can Be Severe

Even simple possession of a controlled substance can lead to years behind bars.

To make matters worse, drug laws are complex. Only an experienced local drug crimes defense attorney can fully protect your rights.

Some of the main drug crimes in Illinois include:

  • Manufacturing or Delivery – Making or selling illegal drugs like cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, or prescription medications. This can be charged as anything from a Class 1 Felony to a Class X Felony, depending on the drug and amount.
  • Drug Possession – Having illegal drugs on your person or property. Again, charges range from misdemeanors to severe felonies based on the substance and quantity. Possession of smaller amounts may qualify for drug court diversion programs.
  • Trafficking – Bringing illegal drugs into Illinois for distribution or sale. Trafficking crimes are Class X felonies with harsh prison sentences of up to 60 years.
  • Prescription Fraud – Improperly obtaining, misusing, or distributing prescription medications. Charges vary but include identity theft, doctor shopping, counterfeiting, alteration of records, etc.

Penalties for drug crimes range from probation and fines up to many years or decades in prison. Drug offenses can also negatively impact work licensing, housing, and other benefits. The consequences can be severe, so you need experienced criminal defense attorneys who fully understand Illinois’ drug laws.

Strategic Negotiation Puts the Odds in Your Favor

With a rock-solid grasp of the complex drug laws, we negotiate from a position of strength. We present well-researched mitigating circumstances and testimony to humanize you and show you deserve compassion. Our reputation with prosecutors and judges helps, too. We advocate for pre-trial diversion programs, deferred sentencing, probation, and rehabilitation instead of jail time.

If we must go to trial, you’ll have an experienced litigator at your side. We’re well-versed in cross-examining witnesses, educating juries on technicalities, and establishing reasonable doubt about your guilt. Everything we do maximizes the chances of an acquittal or hung jury.

Take Control of Your Future With Rose Legal Services

At Rose Legal Services, we’ve spent decades guiding clients just like you through the chaos after a drug arrest. We know you feel anxious, overwhelmed, and scared about what comes next. But there is hope – and taking action now is critical.

Schedule a consultation with us today. We’ll help you understand the charges, evidence, and options to make smart decisions. And we’ll advocate to protect your reputation, your freedom, and your future. You don’t have to face this alone. We’re here to help. Contact us today to get started.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can face charges for constructive possession if drugs were found in your personal property, like a car, bag, or residence. Proximity suggests control.

Yes, first-time offenders may qualify for special diversion programs like drug courts that dismiss charges upon successful completion rather than formal sentencing.

Illegally seized evidence is generally inadmissible at trial. Invoke your rights and immediately consult a criminal defense lawyer, who may be able to file motions to exclude the evidence.

Most felony convictions stay on your record permanently in Illinois, while misdemeanors may eventually become eligible for expungement after a set period, depending on offense class.

Possession penalties span from probation and fines to multiple years in prison, depending on the substance and quantity involved. Other consequences include damage to employment, housing, benefits, and more.

The State accused me of 3 felonies that someone else committed. I hired Scott, and he got the charges dismissed!

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