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Lake County Drug Offense Lawyer

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Illegal drug charges in Lake County, Illinois. LakeCounty drug offense attorney Matthew R. Gebhardt discusses what options you may have in court.

If you have been arrested for a drug crime in Lake County, Illinois, you have rights. It’s important that you have a skilled and experienced criminal law attorney to fight for those rights. At the The Law Offices of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C., we are experienced in defending clients charged with drug offenses. A former prosecutor, Attorney Matthew R. Gebhardt understands how prosecutors build their cases. We know how to identify weaknesses in the prosecution’s case and how to use those weaknesses to effectively advocate for our clients.

Our firm specializes in Lake County, Illinois drug offense cases like yours. You have many options at your disposal and do not have to settle for a conviction on your record. Cases of this type have many defenses and can often be defeated through evidentiary motions or trial.

Drug crimes are taken very seriously in Lake County, Illinois and prosecuted aggressively. At the The Law Offices of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C., we understand the seriousness of these charges, and we explore every avenue to defend our clients. Many drug cases can be effectively challenged on constitutional grounds. Was there probable cause to search you, your car or your home? Was a search warrant properly obtained? Were you properly informed of your rights? If the answer to any of these questions is, “No,” it may be possible to have the evidence against you thrown out and the case dismissed.

If you are not looking to contest your matter, LakeCounty has several alternative sentencing programs available for offenses of this kind in Lake County, Illinois. Call our office to find out about some of the many alternatives including drug deterrent classes, expungable probation and more. Often times, we obtain dispositions on these cases that ultimately end with the DISMISSAL of all charges.

No matter what the circumstances of your arrest, Lake County Attorney Matthew R. Gebhardt will carefully evaluate your case and give you an honest assessment of your prospects. Our firm handles all types of drug charges originating in Lake County, Illinois including:

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.

If you or someone you know has been arrested for a drug crime in Lake County, Illinois, contact us to schedule a consultation to discuss your case.

As always, the Law Office of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C. offers free consultations for anyone charged with a drug offense in Lake County, Illinois or any other municipality.

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