Experienced Glenview Drug Crimes Attorney
Lake County Drug Charges Lawyer
In Illinois, prosecutors take drug charges seriously, and aggressively go after defendants facing such charges. State law allows harsh penalties for some drug charges upon conviction. A drug conviction could not only lead to serious legal consequences, possibly including jail time, but could also negatively impact your future employment, education, and housing situation. With such high stakes, it is important to hire the right experienced Lake County drug crime attorney.
Have you been charged with a crime? If so, contact the Law Offices of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C. We offer each client the opportunity to discuss a case directly with Attorney Matthew R. Gebhardt during a free consultation. For over 15 years, Attorney Gebhardt has practiced criminal law, including serving as a Cook County prosecutor for five years. Now, he puts his extensive legal knowledge and experience to work for you. To learn more about Northbrook drug charges, read the information below. Then, contact our firm to schedule your free consultation.
Defending Drug Charges in Northbrook
There are three main types of drug charges a Northbrook criminal defendant may face: possession, distribution, and cannabis offenses. Below is information regarding each of these three categories of drug charges.
Drug Possession: Possession of any amount of heroin, cocaine, morphine, LSD or any other narcotics without a prescription is a felony in Illinois.
Drug Distribution: Manufacturing, delivering and possession with the intent to deliver any controlled substance (except small quantities of marijuana) is a felony in Illinois.
Cannabis Offenses: Possession and distribution of any amount of marijuana in Illinois is illegal and can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the quantity involved.
The potential criminal penalty depends on the exact charge you face. Matthew R. Gebhardt has successfully defended clients against many different drug charges, including:
- Drug paraphernalia charges;
- Drug possession;
- Drug trafficking;
- Manufacture and delivery of drugs;
- Heroin possession;
- Cocaine possession (including crack);
- Prescription drug possession; and
- Federal drug crimes.
Call Experienced Cook and Lake County Drug Crime Attorney
From his time as a Cook County prosecutor, Matthew R. Gebhardt learned how a drug criminal case is prosecuted. This knowledge allows him to dig deeper and develop unique legal strategies to defend clients facing drug charges. For example, Attorney Gebhardt knows to ask about the circumstances of your arrest. If police violated your constitutional rights during arrest, it may be possible for your case to be dismissed. Even if your charges cannot be initially dismissed, Matthew R. Gebhardt will strive to successfully defend your case.
You do not have to handle your Northbrook drug criminal case alone. Rely on the Law Offices of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C. your Cook and Lake County Drug Crime Attorney for experienced legal advice and a one-on-one approach to your case. Contact us today for a free consultation.