Drug and Narcotics Cases

Lake County Drug Crimes Defense Lawyers

Attorneys Aggressively Defending Clients Charged in Narcotics Cases from Lake in the Hills and Grayslake

grayslake drug crime defense attorneyIf you have been arrested or are currently under investigation for possession or distribution of narcotics, you need a skilled criminal defense attorney by your side. Drug and narcotics cases for possession or distribution of a controlled substance (other than marijuana) are usually charged as felonies, which can result in heavy fines and long prison sentences. With so much at stake and a future that is uncertain, it is important to put together an aggressive defense strategy as early as possible.

At Owens & Laughlin LLC, we experience defending clients for felony drug charges in the Chicago area. Our lawyers have extensive knowledge of drug and narcotics cases, the common procedures used by law enforcement and prosecutors to gain convictions, how to successfully challenge these procedures, and how to secure positive outcomes for our clients. From the beginning of the case, we adopt an aggressive posture. We are former assistant state's attorneys who thoroughly investigate the specific circumstances and identify any and all weaknesses in the prosecution's case that can be used to your advantage.

Drug and Narcotics Charges in Illinois

Felony drug charges fall into two general categories: (1) simple possession and (2) manufacturing, distribution, or possession with intent to deliver. If you are caught with a small amount of narcotics, you will likely be charged with simple possession. If you have a larger amount on you, or you possess containers, scales or other paraphernalia, you may be hit with the more serious charge. There are several potential defenses when charged with possession or distribution of narcotics. Some of the most common include:

  • The Drugs Belong to Someone Else: There are cases when the defendant has no knowledge of the drugs, such as when they are found under the passenger seat in your vehicle or hidden in your apartment.
  • Entrapment/Planted Drugs: Law enforcement is allowed to run sting operations, but they are not allowed to induce an individual to commit a crime he or she would not have otherwise committed. Planting drugs would fall into this category.
  • Illegal Search and Seizure: The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to due process, including the prohibition of unlawful searches and seizures by law enforcement prior to an arrest.

Contact Our Illinois Drug Defense Attorneys

At Owens & Laughlin LLC, have in-depth experience successfully defending clients in drug and narcotics cases. We aggressively assert your constitutional rights, and we prepare thoroughly to challenge the prosecution at every turn. If you or someone close to you has been charged with felony narcotics possession or distribution in Illinois, contact our office today at 847-854-8700 (Lake in the Hills) or 847-752-8537 (Grayslake) for a personalized consultation with one of our skilled attorneys.

Owens & Laughlin LLC serves clients in Lake County, McHenry County, Cook County DuPage County, Will County, Kane County, Rockford County, including the communities of Algonquin, Gurnee, Huntley, Barrington, Round Lake Beach, and Crystal Lake.

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