Illinois Federal Drug Crimes Defense Attorney

Representation in Cook County and Lake County

Have you been charged with a federal drug crime in Illinois? If so, there is important information you need to know about the charges and protecting your rights. When facing such serious criminal charges, you need a skilled legal advocate who understands the complex federal court system. The Law Offices of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C. can give you experienced legal advice you can trust. Illinois federal drug crimes lawyer Matthew R. Gebhardt has practiced criminal law for over 15 years, and has extensive experience handling federal drug crimes.

Defending Against Federal Drug Charges

Federal drug crimes are handled through the federal court system, not the state courts. This means that federal law, not Illinois state law, will apply to your case. Additionally, if convicted, penalties could include a sentence in federal prison. Federal law treats drug crimes seriously, and the government’s many law enforcement agencies aggressively go after suspected offenders.

There are many different federal drug crimes, each of which has its own set of potential penalties upon conviction. Just like state drug charges, every federal drug charge is different. A federal criminal case revolves on the specific circumstances of that case. Some common federal drug charges include:

  • Drug trafficking;
  • Drug manufacturing;
  • Distribution;
  • Conspiracy to manufacture or distribute;
  • Selling in a school zone or to minors; and
  • Importing/exporting drugs from the United States.

These are just a few example of federal drug crimes. The potential penalties upon conviction depend on the exact charge, the type and amount of substance involved, and whether the defendant had any prior drug convictions. Federal sentencing guidelines often require a minimum prison sentence for those convicted of federal drug crimes. The best way to handle your federal drug charge is to call on an experienced, reputable criminal lawyer. Attorney Matthew R. Gebhardt has a successful track record defending drug cases, and will aggressively advocate for you every step of the way.

Contact an Experienced Federal Drug Crimes Lawyer

Former Cook County prosecutor Matthew R. Gebhardt spent five years prosecuting drug crimes. During that time, he learned exactly what it takes to successfully prosecute a criminal case. Now, our federal drug crimes lawyer uses that insider knowledge for his clients’ advantage. For over 15 years, he has practiced criminal law in and around Cook County, and fully understands the criminal justice system.

Our law firm has successfully defended clients in every type of criminal case, from minor marijuana possession to federal drug crimes. You can rely on our law firm to provide experienced, honest legal advice. Our clients trust us to provide straightforward answers to the most complex legal questions. Attorney Gebhardt communicates directly with every client, so each client gets the full benefit of his unique legal experience. To schedule a free consultation, contact the Law Office of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C. today.