CHICAGO DRUG DISTRIBUTION LAWYERS
EXPERIENCED DRUG CRIMES DEFENSE IN ILLINOIS
In Illinois, any type of drug crime will be prosecuted harshly. However, when a drug crime involves distribution, or means to engage others in drug crimes, the penalties are often much more severe. If you find yourself facing charges for distribution, it is crucial that you act quickly to obtain counsel and guidance for your case. You are up against serious charges and need to make sure you secure a strong defense from our Chicago drug crimes lawyers at Abdallah Law.
When you retain representation from Abdallah Law, you can be confident that your case is in seasoned and capable hands. We have secured a 10.0 Superb AVVO Rating, have been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers® list for multiple years, and offer legal counsel 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our goal is to provide unparalleled support to our clients, especially those facing serious drug crime accusations. Call our firm at (312) 229-0008 to discuss your drug distribution charges and we can begin to build your case.
WHAT ARE THE LAWS REGARDING DISTRIBUTION?
According to Article IV, section 401-413 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, or 720 ILCS 570, any possession, distribution, or trafficking of certain controlled substances is illegal and subject to punishment under the law. One of the statutes of this act specifically states that its main purpose is to heavily penalize those that traffic or profit from controlled substances, such as distribution. This means you are up against some of the stiffest penalties for your drug crime charges. You could be facing years behind bars, thousands of dollars in fines, and other consequences.
However, we may be able to use several defense tactics to clear your name, such as:
- Proving you had lack of knowledge that the substance was in your possession
- Demonstrating that law enforcement used entrapment to find evidence against you
- Showing that your confession or arrest was given under duress or compulsion
- Proving an illegal search and search and using this to get evidence against you thrown out
Other tactics may include demonstrating that you did not intend to distribute the drugs, but use them yourself, which could result in possession charges. Possession will carry much lighter penalties and you may even be able to opt into a substance abuse program instead of spending time in jail.
Whatever the case, you can rest assured that our legal team will fight to get your charges dropped or reduced. Contact our Chicago criminal defense attorneys to set up a free consultation.