Skokie Drug Defense Attorney

Lawyer for Fighting Paraphernalia Charges Lake County Illinois

Are you facing drug paraphernalia charges in the Chicago suburbs? If so, contact the Law Offices of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C. right away for experienced legal help. Our Northbrook drug defense lawyer is dedicated to successfully representing you against these charges, and will aggressively defend you throughout your case. Attorney Matthew R. Gebhardt, a former Cook County prosecutor, has spent 15 years practicing Illinois criminal law. He puts that experience to use for each client, and approaches every case with the client’s needs and goals in mind. We tackle every case with a client-centered approach, and Attorney Gebhardt will directly communicate with you any time to address your questions and concerns.

Defending Drug Paraphernalia Charges

Illinois prosecutors take every drug charge seriously, including drug paraphernalia charges. Regardless of the type of equipment, if you knowingly possess or sell drug paraphernalia, you could face criminal charges. State law defines drug paraphernalia as all equipment, products and material used to manufacture, produce, conceal or consume drugs. Under this definition, paraphernalia includes:

  • Bongs
  • Pipes
  • Syringes
  • Vials
  • Roach Clips
  • Baggies
  • PCP Foil Wrappers
  • Kits
  • Grinders

These are just a few common types of drug paraphernalia involved in paraphernalia criminal cases. Generally, possessing drug paraphernalia is categorized as a Class A misdemeanor in Illinois. For a first time conviction, a defendant may be sentenced to steep fines. However, a defendant with multiple prior convictions may face jail time for a drug paraphernalia conviction. Often, drug paraphernalia may be compounded with drug possession or distribution charges. An experienced Cook County drug defense lawyer like Matthew R. Gebhardt can analyze your case and determine the best legal strategy for you.

Attorney Matthew R. Gebhardt has spent over a decade handling drug cases, first as a prosecutor and now as a criminal defense attorney. He uses knowledge gained as a prosecutor to find weaknesses in the case against you. For example, Attorney Gebhardt will closely examine the facts surrounding your arrest:

  • Did the police have a probable cause or a warrant to seize the drug paraphernalia?
  • Did the police violate your constitutional rights?
  • Can any of the evidence against you be throw out?

Matthew R. Gebhardt knows how to find out the answers to these questions, and will use the answers for your benefit. Above all, his goal is to successfully defend you. If the charges against you cannot be dismissed, Attorney Gebhardt will seek alternative legal strategies designed to lower the charges against you or reduce any criminal penalties.

Contact a Northbrook Drug Paraphernalia Lawyer Now

A conviction for drug paraphernalia charges has serious potential consequences, both for your present and future. At the Law Offices of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C., we understand your situation, and will do everything we can to protect your rights. Contact us now to schedule a free consultation and discuss your case with an experienced, reputable lawyer.