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DuPage County Drug Case Lawyers

Drug Crimes Defense Attorneys Serving Hinsdale, DuPage County, and Throughout the Area

When you hear a news report about an individual facing "drug charges," you may wonder what the defendant has actually been charged with and how the case is being handled. Under Illinois law, there are a variety of drug-related offenses for which a person can be charged, each with associated criminal penalties. At McMahon Law Offices, our experienced criminal defense attorneys are equipped to provide the responsible, aggressive defense you deserve if and when such charges are brought against you.

DuPage Lawyers for Marijuana-Related Charges

Over the last several years, states across the country have changed their approach to the medical and recreational use of marijuana. While Illinois has instituted a medical marijuana program, possession of the drug for those not approved for the program is still illegal. Possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana is considered a civil offense, similar in severity to a parking ticket, while possession of more than 10 grams is prosecutable as a criminal offense. Depending on the amount in question, marijuana charges may be prosecuted as a felony, with increased penalties for intent to deliver and actual distribution.

Narcotics and Other Street Drugs

Regardless of evolving attitudes regarding marijuana, other drugs remain serious problems throughout the Chicagoland region. Their widespread use and abuse deceive many into thinking that drugs like cocaine, heroin, opiates, methamphetamines, LSD, PCP, are not all that dangerous. In addition to the dangers of an overdose and other physical issues, you could also face felony charges for the possession of such drugs. If you have been accused of possession or intent to deliver, the knowledgeable attorneys at McMahon Law Offices are ready to help you protect your rights throughout the process.

Drug Paraphernalia

Many people are surprised to learn that drug-related charges are still possible even if law enforcement does not find drugs in your possession. You can also be charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, with or without cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamines present. Under Illinois law, drug paraphernalia includes water pipes, bongs, miniature spoons and vials for cocaine, carburetor pipes, syringes, and materials for cutting heroin or other drugs. In certain situations, scales, small plastic bags, and other items may also be considered drug paraphernalia. Charges for possession of drug paraphernalia are usually Class A misdemeanors but can be prosecuted as felonies if the circumstances warrant.

Former Prosecutors Working for Clients in Illinois

Attorney Michael McMahon is a former DuPage County prosecutor who currently serves in the same capacity in Downers Grove. With his experience and knowledge of the law, he and his team are prepared to assist you when you are facing any type of drug charges. We understand the tactics and methods used in prosecuting drug offenses and will advocate fiercely on your behalf to ensure that your rights are fully protected.

To learn more about our firm or to schedule an appointment, contact our office. Call 630-953-4400 for a free consultation at McMahon Law Offices today. We will help you explore your options and work with you in finding the best possible outcome for your case. Our attorneys are proud to serve clients in Hinsdale, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace, Lombard, Addison, Elmhurst, Westmont, Bensenville, and all throughout DuPage, Kane, Will, and Cook Counties.

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