Illinois drug possession laws are some of the toughest in the nation. Lawmakers and law enforcement see drugs as the root of many problems within communities. This has led to officials treating all drug cases as potentially disastrous towards public safety. This is part of the reason such charges are taken so seriously by law enforcement in Illinois.
If you are seeking a high quality criminal defense attorney in Chicago, Cook County, DuPage County, Will County, McHenry County, Lake County, Iroquois County or anywhere in the Chicagoland area, it is important that you choose the Chicago Criminal Defense attorney to fight for your freedom.
Not all attorneys are equal when it comes to Chicago criminal defense cases. You must find a lawyer that is a skilled negotiator and also has powerful ability in a courtroom setting. As a client you want to be comfortable with your Chicagoland Criminal Defense Attorney as well.
The Cook County drug crimes attorney Sal Sheikh understands the impact that a conviction for the violation of Illinois Drug Laws can have on an person. In addition to the possibility of a long jail sentence, any felony conviction will make it difficult to get a job.
Even a conviction for a minor marijuana charge will
remain on your criminal record and will be viewed by prospective employers who
may be unwilling to hire someone with a drug conviction on their record.
If your child is convicted of a drug charge, their ability to obtain government student aid or college loans may be affected for a period of time after they are convicted.
In addition, if you are not a citizen of the United States, a conviction for a drug offense may cause you to be deported and will never be allowed to return to the United States.
Because the impact of a conviction for a drug offense can have life-long and life-changing impacts on a client's life, the Chicago drug crimes lawyers at The Legal Defenders take each case seriously and work within the system to obtain the best possible result for each client.
In any criminal case, all evidence against you
must be thoroughly investigated and all aspects of law enforcement
procedure must be evaluated. Law enforcement has strict rules in
arrests, and if any of the proper procedures have been violated or
neglected, this can create openings for court challenges. Successful
court challenges can mean that certain evidence is suppressed. In many
cases in the past, the charges have been dismissed or reduced based on incorrect law enforcement procedure.
We have represented people all over the State of Illinois charged with a wide spectrum of crimes.