Chicagoland Drug Crimes Defense Attorneys
Drug Possession, Drug Possession with Intent to Deliver, Drug Trafficking, Drug Cultivation / Manufacturing
Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor possession charge, or a federal drug trafficking charge, you need a skilled criminal defense attorney who is committed to protecting you and your rights. You need an advocate — someone who will stand between you and the prosecution to ensure that you receive a vigorous defense.
You can find the strong advocate you need at Acosta Law Group. With more than 40 years of experience, our knowledgeable Chicago defense attorneys can provide a strong defense to any drug charge, including:
- Cocaine & Heroin Possession
- Drug Manufacturing and Cultivation Charges
- Drug Possession
- Drug Possession with Intent to Deliver
- Drug Trafficking
- Federal Drug Crimes
- Marijuana Possession
- Prescription Drug Charges
- Other controlled substance offenses
Let us put our experience to work for you. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation at one of our offices in Chicago, or at our law office in Berwyn, Illinois.
The Attorney You Choose Is Important
Do not make the mistake of assuming that every criminal defense attorney is the same. The attorney you choose could make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. An experienced defense attorney from our firm can make a positive difference in your case in a variety of ways:
- We will closely examine police conduct leading to your arrest. Did the police conduct an unconstitutional search and seizure? Did they find drugs in your vehicle after making an illegal traffic stop that was not supported by sufficient cause? Was a search warrant issued without probable cause? We can seek the suppression of evidence obtained in violation of your constitutional rights.
- We may be able to get your charges dismissed if key evidence is suppressed or if the prosecution is otherwise unable to demonstrate that your charges are supported by probable cause.
- We will hold the prosecution to its burden of proof. We offer skilled trial attorneys and we will not hesitate to aggressively fight your charges at trial if it is in your best interests to do so.
- Even if the prosecution has a strong case and you do not wish to fight your charges at trial, there are ways that we can help. We may be able to reach an agreement with the prosecution that will help you avoid a criminal conviction, plead to a lesser offense or significantly minimize any penalties arising from your charges.
You have a right to a strong defense.
You can rely on our attorneys to stand by your side and provide the vigorous defense you deserve.
Chicago Drug Possession Defense Attorneys
Have you been charged with illegal possession of marijuana, prescription drugs, narcotics or another controlled substance? For a strong defense, contact Acosta Law Group. We offer two Chicago office locations and offer local representation for clients in neighboring suburbs from our office in Berwyn, Illinois.
With more than 40 years of combined experience, we are prepared to provide the knowledgeable and highly skilled representation you require. We defend clients against all drug possession charges, including:
- Marijuana possession
- Cocaine possession
- Heroin possession
- Methamphetamine (meth) possession
- Illegal possession of a prescription medication
- Possession of other controlled substances
- Federal drug possession charges
- Misdemeanor and felony drug possession charges
- Drug possession with intent to deliver
Whether you are faced with simple marijuana possession or a felony federal drug charge for possession of large quantities of marijuana or narcotics, we have the skill, experience and determination to provide the strong defense you require.
Protect Your Rights
Do not take your charges lightly. A conviction of any drug offense could significantly impair your future employment and educational opportunities and result in other adverse collateral consequences you may not have fully considered.
We Can Help
At Acosta Law Group, you will not find attorneys who simply look for the quickest and easiest plea deal. We fight for our clients. We closely analyze the prosecution’s case to identify potential defenses that may be used to our clients’ advantages. There are a variety of ways that we can make a positive difference in your case:
- We are knowledgeable about the Cook County attorney’s office’s drug school program and other programs that may allow first-time offenders and other select defendants to avoid a criminal conviction.
- We have considerable experience in suppression motions and other constitutional defenses. We will carefully review police conduct leading to your arrest to determine if any evidence has been obtained against you as a result of an illegal search and seizure, or other violation of your constitutional rights.
- We may be able to get your charges dismissed or effectively fight your charges at trial. In the alternative, we can seek a favorable agreement with the prosecution that may result in a lesser charge, lesser penalties or possibly help you avoid a criminal conviction.
Chicago Drug Possession With Intent to Deliver Defense
The possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver is a serious drug offense in Illinois that has more severe penalties than simple drug possession. Depending on the circumstances involved in the case, and the type and amount of drug involved, the consequences could include expensive fines and a lengthy term of incarceration.
At Acosta Law Group, our attorneys have more than 40 years of combined experience providing drug crimes defense including drug trafficking throughout Illinois. We fight for our clients and have the skill and determination to provide the strong defense you deserve.
We have two Chicago office locations and offer local representation for clients in neighboring suburbs from our office in Berwyn, Illinois. Contact us today, if you or someone you love has been arrested for the possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
Experienced Illinois Criminal Defense Lawyers
In Illinois, the possession with intent to deliver may include:
- Methamphetamines (720 ILCS 646/55)
- Marijuana (740 ILCS 57/15)
- Cocaine (720 ILCS 570/414)
- Heroin (720 ILCS 570/414)
- Prescription drugs (225 ILCS 120/15)
The intent to deliver means the intent to transfer, actually or constructively, to another person. Money does not have to actually be exchanged and it does not have to be proven that you actually delivered the substance, but only that there was an intent to do so. This charge may be brought based on the finding of a large quantity of drugs or the possession of other indicators such as scales, baggies or cutting agents.
Chicagoland Drug Trafficking Lawyers
In Illinois, drug trafficking charges can amount to federal drug crimes that can be punishable by mandatory prison sentences. Complicated drug cases frequently involve other criminal charges, and if you are not represented by an experienced defense attorney, you could have a permanent mark on your record that could drastically affect your future.
At Acosta Law Group, we offer a level of trial experience that few firms in the area offer. Our attorneys have more than 40 years of combined experience and represent people throughout the entire Chicago land area in criminal defense cases, including drug cases, DUI and more.
Defending Drug Trafficking Charges
Drug trafficking is a felony offense. Prosecutors take an aggressive stance in felony cases and will pursue the maximum punishment. At Acosta Law Group, we take an equally aggressive stance when representing our clients. We are actively engaged throughout each step of the defense process and work with our clients at all times.
Our defense lawyers have tried hundreds of drug cases and have a proven track record handling drug cases, including drug manufacturing, drug possession, federal drug crimes and more. Having a vast range of experience gives our team additional insight into preparing a strong defense. With every case we handle, we seek to reach the best possible outcome while protecting your freedoms and liberties.
You can learn more about Federal Drug Trafficking Penalties here.
Chicago Drug Manufacturing & Cultivation Lawyers
Drug charges are serious offenses that should not be handled lightly. Without aggressive defense from an experienced defense attorney, you could face prison time and have a permanent mark on your record. You deserve to be represented by someone who has a proven track handling criminal defense cases and will do whatever is necessary to protect your freedoms and liberties.
Acosta Law Group is led by a team of attorneys who have more than 40 years of combined experience in drug crimes and offenses including drug possession, manufacturing and cultivation. We are skilled, engaged and take an assertive stance in the courtroom. Our attorneys have tried more than 100 criminal cases and have handled cases ranging from drug possession to federal drug crimes. We fight for our clients throughout all steps of the legal process.
Drug Manufacturing Charges In Illinois — Aggressive Defense
Drug manufacturing or cultivation charges often involve investigations in a person’s home. People facing drug manufacturing charges can also be facing charges involving drug possession or possession with intent to deliver. At our firm, we have a considerable track record reaching successful outcomes for drug cases. We will attack the prosecution’s argument and examine all aspects of the charge, including the possibility of illegal search and seizure.
The attorneys at Acosta Law Group will take a comprehensive approach to building your defense. The earlier we get to work on your case, the greater the likelihood that we can get the charges dismissed or minimized to a lesser charge. We will utilize all available resources to leverage your case in order to reach the best possible outcome.
Prescription Drug Charges
Many criminal cases involving prescription drugs start off innocently enough. After an illness or a surgical procedure, a patient is prescribed a painkiller such as OxyContin or Vicodin. The patient becomes addicted to the medication, and once the initial prescription runs out, the need for the drug remains. The person then uses forged or fake prescriptions in order to get more of the drug, which is a serious criminal offense in the state of Illinois.
Unfortunately, a conviction for a prescription drug charge can come with significant penalties, including jail time and a permanent criminal record. At Acosta Law Group, our attorneys can provide a strong defense to prescription drug charges. Before you talk with the police, make sure to speak with a lawyer about your legal rights and options.
Experienced Drug Defense Attorneys
Charges involving the possession, sale and abuse of prescription drugs are prosecuted just as vigorously as charges involving marijuana, cocaine and other illegal drugs. Most people facing these charges, however, have never been in serious trouble with the law before. These people often need genuine help and assistance, not harsh punishments that will make life even more difficult.
Our firm will work closely to examine police conduct leading to and during your arrest, as well as the evidence and how it was obtained. We will hold the prosecution to its burden of proof and will not hesitate to aggressively fight your charges at trial if it is in your best interests to do so.
For more information regarding prescription drug crime offenses in Illinois, refer to 225 ILCS 120/15.
Federal Drug Crimes
Drug charges in federal courts are often very serious in nature, including felony drug trafficking charges and drug possession charges involving large quantities of marijuana, narcotics and other controlled substances. If you have been charged with a federal drug crime, you need a highly qualified criminal defense attorney who has specific experience defending clients against drug charges in federal court.
We defend clients against all federal drug charges. Assistant U.S. attorneys are highly skilled and determined. They typically will not bring charges against a defendant unless they feel they have a very strong case. Anyone charged with a federal drug crime must have a skilled and knowledgeable attorney who is ready for a battle.
Our attorneys bring to each case the legal knowledge, trial experience and determined resolve to make a positive difference for their clients. We are knowledgeable about the federal sentencing guidelines, understand how to make compelling arguments for downward deviations from the guidelines and understand other key defense measures that may be used to the advantage of clients charged with federal drug crimes.
Our attorneys are highly adept at identifying constitutional violations, including unreasonable searches and seizures, and using that information to suppress evidence that has been unlawfully obtained by law enforcement officers. We also use Miranda violations, challenges to search warrants and other effective defense measures to the benefit of our clients.
In each case, our first objective is to determine if there is any way to get charges dismissed or obtain an acquittal for our client. If that is not possible, or if clients prefer to resolve matters through a negotiated agreement, we have the experience to carefully explain their options and negotiate vigorously on their behalf with the prosecution. Our objective is to put our clients in the most favorable position possible.
You can learn more about illegal drugs and the effects on the body at the DEA’s Drug Fact Sheets here.
We help people and families with these drug issues.
- Peyote / Mescaline
- Marijuana / Cannabis
Contact Our Chicagoland Drug Defense Lawyers
To schedule a free consultation with a defense lawyer at one of our local offices, call (773) 521-3300, (708) 788-9900 or contact us by email.