Kane County Drug Charges Attorney
Aggressive Defense for Clients Faced with Drug Charges in Elgin, Illinois
If you have been arrested for a drug-related crime in Illinois, having an effective defense strategy is critical. All too often, the police and prosecution attempt to take what should be a minor case and turn it into a felony charge. Along the way, they do not always follow the proper legal steps in putting together their case. This is why it is critical to have a drug charges defense attorney that understands how the prosecution thinks and can identify any and all weaknesses in their case.
At the Law Offices of Brian J. Mirandola, I aggressively defend clients in the Chicago area that have been charged with drug crimes. I am a Kane County drug crimes attorney with over 15 years of experience, seven of those years spent as assistant Kane County prosecutor. I have seen numerous drug cases come through the system from both sides of the aisle and I have seen the ways in which the authorities repeatedly violate the rights of the accused and cut corners to try to gain a conviction. I put my experience to work with each client I serve to secure the best possible outcome. I make no empty promises; but I do make a commitment to deliver highly personalized representation from an attorney that understands the inner workings of the county prosecutor’s office.
Illinois Drug Crimes
There are several types of drug charges in Illinois. Some of the most common include:
- Drug Possession (of marijuana and/or harder drugs)
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
- Drug Sales
- Drug Manufacturing and Delivery
- Meth Lab Operations
- Illegal Possession, Sale or Distribution of Prescription Drugs
A drug crime can be a misdemeanor or felony depending on the type and amount of the substance and other circumstances surrounding the case. In general, possession of drugs is a misdemeanor unless it involves larger amounts and the prosecution can show intent to distribute. There are many other variables that will play a role in the case, such as evidence of possession and if the police conducted an illegal search and seizure.
If you are arrested or become aware that you are under investigation for any type of drug charge, do not answer any questions and do not consent to any kind of search of your property. Stay silent and contact my office right away for a free consultation with an experienced Kane County drug crimes attorney. I will meet with you to go over your case and guide you on the best legal strategy to effectively fight the charges against you.