DuPage County Drug Crime Defense Lawyers
Facing any kind of drug charge is an immensely serious matter. In the state of Illinois, the consequences of a drug conviction can be both severe and life-altering. At McMahon Law Offices, our experienced attorneys understand the isolation and overwhelm that often accompany drug charges. However, it's essential to remember that there is hope. Regardless of the nature of the charges you are confronting, we are prepared to advocate on your behalf.
Our criminal defense team comprises former prosecutors and a former judge who are now devoted to assisting clients dealing with criminal charges in Northern Illinois. Over the past two decades, we have achieved thousands of favorable outcomes, including many in complex drug-related cases. We take the time to genuinely understand your situation and carefully listen to your needs. This enables us to construct a tailored defense strategy based on your unique circumstances.
Legal Representation for Controlled Substance Possession
Recent changes to Illinois law have significantly reduced the penalties associated with minor marijuana possession, but criminal prosecution remains possible depending on the quantity involved. On the other hand, laws pertaining to the possession and distribution of other drugs remain in effect and carry severe criminal penalties for those convicted. At our firm, our assertive defense lawyers routinely handle cases related to the possession, sale, and trafficking of:
- Cocaine and crack cocaine
- Marijuana (in quantities exceeding 10 grams)
- Any other illicit or controlled substance
The charges you face and the potential consequences hinge on the specific drug involved and the quantity in question. Drug charges can span from misdemeanors to major felonies, with corresponding increases in potential penalties.
Protecting Your Rights in Drug-Related Cases
In many drug-related cases, prosecutors heavily rely on evidence seized at the time of your arrest. As a former DuPage County prosecutor, Attorney Michael McMahon recognizes the vital importance of safeguarding your Fourth Amendment rights. If evidence against you was obtained through an unlawful search, we will diligently work to have the evidence suppressed and the associated charges dismissed.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be eligible for diversion programs or other alternatives to conviction, especially if it's your first offense. Such programs can limit the impact on your future and help maintain a clean record. Our attorneys will guide you through your available options and collaborate with you to make informed decisions about your next steps.
Contact Our DuPage County Attorneys at 630-953-4400
If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges related to a drug offense, reach out to our office for the assistance you need. Call 630-953-4400 to schedule your free consultation with McMahon Law Offices today. Our attorneys are dedicated to serving individuals and families in Chicago, Oakbrook, Hinsdale, Oak Park, Elmhurst, Westmont, Lombard, DuPage County, Cook County, Kane County, Will County, and throughout the surrounding area.