Arrested For Drug Trafficking Charges?

Strong Representation For Major Drug Charges

The stated purpose of the Illinois drug trafficking statute is to "penalize most heavily the illicit traffickers or profiteers of controlled substances." In reality, minor participants and innocent friends and family members often get caught up in undercover stings and drug raids. Trafficking charges can be broadly applied to a range of activities from possessing a large quantity of drugs to participation in importing, transporting, packaging or distributing drugs inside the state of Illinois.

The criminal defense lawyers of Martin & Kent, L.L.C., have the experience to take on drug trafficking charges and related felony crimes. Our law partners are former prosecutors who have handled more than 10,000 criminal cases in their 40-plus years of combined experience. They know how to approach the case and navigate the justice system to position clients for the most favorable outcome.

Trafficking And Related Drug Crimes

We represent clients in DuPage County, Kane County and the Cook County suburbs who are facing the possibility of years in prison in connection with serious drug-related offenses:

  • Drug trafficking under the Illinois Controlled Substances Act
  • Possession with intent to deliver
  • Delivery of controlled substances or marijuana
  • Use of a cellular device to further drug trafficking
  • Weapon possession in conjunction with a drug bust
  • Money laundering or conspiracy

A conviction for low-end drug trafficking (Class 3 felony) is punishable by up to 10 years in prison. The most serious charges (Class X felony) carry a minimum sentence of six years and potentially life in prison. Drug trafficking is also subject to staggering fines of $75,000 up to $1,000,000. The specific charges and penalties are tied to the quantity of drugs involved.

Charges of drug trafficking may be based on transactions (delivery), evidence of large-scale drug dealing, transportation of drugs across the Illinois state line, or possession of a major quantity of a drug. The state must prove knowledge of the drugs and intent to deliver, and our legal team will aggressively challenge the allegations and the appropriateness of the charges.

Drug trafficking investigations or arrests may involve traffic stops, hits by K-9 police dogs, undercover drug transactions, government informants, anonymous tips, search warrants and other law enforcement methods. The state cannot violate your Fourth Amendment rights in investigating and prosecuting these crimes. Our defense attorneys have successfully challenged drug arrests by raising issues of unlawful search and seizure.

Former Prosecutors · Skilled Defense Lawyers

Our attorneys have extensive courtroom experience and insights into the tactics of police and prosecutors. This background is invaluable when your freedom depends on the quality of your legal counsel. We make sure that your rights are upheld and we exhaust every possible defense and mitigating factor to minimize the impact on your family and your future.

To work directly with one of our highly rated defense attorneys, contact us immediately for a free consultation. We are available 24/7 and we have law offices in Wheaton and Naperville.