Joliet Drug Trafficking Defense Lawyer
It should not surprise you to learn that prosecutors may like to overcharge people when it comes to drug crimes. If you have drugs on your person, but more than a certain amount — even if it is for personal use — they may charge you with intent to deliver. Even more drugs could leave you accused of being a narcotics trafficker.
This is just one of many reasons why you need an attorney to represent you when you are facing drug charges. My name is Douglas G. DeBoer, and I am a drug trafficking defense attorney in Joliet, Illinois, with more than 25 years of experience dealing with drug trials on both sides of the law.
Facing A Trafficking Or Drug Manufacturing Arrest In Will County, Illinois?
In Illinois, both trafficking and manufacturing are felony charges. While it depends on how much and what drugs you are alleged to be making or moving, a conviction will usually lead to harsh prison sentences.
While some states relaxed their marijuana enforcement laws, in Illinois, possessing more than 30 grams is a felony, and more than 5,000 grams will constitute trafficking. Additionally, a conviction of intent to deliver more than 5 grams of cocaine will mean a mandatory prison sentence.
As a former prosecutor and experienced criminal defense lawyer, I know how to determine if police and prosecutors honored your legal rights. I can determine if any traffic stops or searches and seizures had probably cause or valid search warrants. I may be able to file motions to suppress evidence, reduce charges or dismiss charges if there are holes in law enforcement’s investigation.
Contact My Office Today To Protect Your Rights
Call my office in downtown Joliet to schedule a free initial consultation. Night and weekend appointments are available, and I can also make jail visits if necessary. Phone calls are answered 24 hours a day.