Illinois Criminal Defense Blog

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Drug Crimes in Rolling Meadows: What You Need to Know

The city of Rolling Meadows—and all the surrounding communities, for that matter—are extremely tough on drug possession crimes. For that reason, most people choose to talk to a Rolling Meadows drug crime defense lawyer as soon as they’re accused of possessing drugs.

Some of the most common drug charges in Rolling Meadows include those involving:

  • Marijuana (cannabis)
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamines (meth)
  • Prescription drugs not prescribed to the person who has them

Talking to a Rolling Meadows Criminal Lawyer About Drug Charges

If you’ve been caught with illicit drugs in your possession, it’s probably a good idea for you to get in touch with a Rolling Meadows criminal lawyer who can walk you through the entire process.

Your attorney will be able to explain your charges, tell you about the possible outcomes, and finally, represent you in court by presenting a solid defense that gets you the best possible outcome.

Drug Classifications in Illinois

Illinois classifies what the state calls controlled substances according to their potential for abuse and whether they’re legitimate medical drugs.

Penalties for Drug Possession Charges in Rolling Meadows

If you’re convicted of a drug possession charge in Rolling Meadows, the punishments vary based on the type and amount of drugs.

Most drug charges carry a potential penalty of a prison sentence between 4 and 50 years. The more you are caught with, the longer your potential sentence could be.

What to Do if You’re Caught With Drugs in Rolling Meadows

You have the right to have an attorney speak to police on your behalf. You don’t have to answer any questions; you simply have to tell police that you want to speak to your attorney immediately.

The sooner you call us at 847-920-4540 or contact us online for your free drug crime case evaluation, the sooner we’ll be able to begin building the strategy that gets you the best possible outcome. Don’t wait—you need to act quickly, because your future could be at stake.

 

 


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