Resurgence Of Heroin: Defending Those Charged With Drug Crimes

Heroin has developed a reputation as a drug that is primarily abused by poor people living in the inner city. Whether there is any truth to this idea, it is undeniable that heroin has made significant inroads into middle-class, suburban communities and is swiftly becoming an epidemic in areas not traditionally associated with drug abuse. If you or a loved one has been charged with heroin possession, trafficking or distribution, it is crucial to get experienced legal counsel on your side.

At the law firm of Martin & Kent, L.L.C., our attorneys have handled numerous drug cases in Illinois. We serve as tenacious advocates when it comes to protecting the rights of the accused. For a free and confidential initial consultation, contact us today to find out how we can help.

Why Heroin Is So Popular

The resurgence of heroin in Illinois can be directly traced to the increase in prescriptions for powerful painkillers. For years, doctors have prescribed drugs such as OxyContin, Vicodin and other opioid-based drugs for all types of aches and pains. These drugs can be highly addictive and when a prescription runs out, an addicted individual may be driven to look for these drugs on the black market. However, illegal prescription drugs do not come cheap. Heroin is typically a much cheaper option that provides the opium-based high that addicted individuals crave.

Working To Avoid The Harsh Consequences Of A Drug Conviction

Our lawyers understand how people become addicted to heroin and we are sympathetic to their plight. The law, however, is not so understanding. The consequences for a heroin-related drug charge can be severe and may include a lengthy prison sentence, heavy fines and a permanent criminal record that can severely limit opportunities long after a person has served his or her debt to society.

We work hard to help people avoid these harsh consequences. If we are unable to secure a dismissal of the charges against you, we can explore alternative sentencing options. For example, we may able to get your case heard in drug court, an innovative program that is designed to treat the addiction, not punish the addict. Upon successful completion, any criminal sentence may be reduced or eliminated, or your case may even be dismissed altogether. We can also explore other options to help mitigate criminal penalties. In every case, you can count on us to be tenacious defenders of your rights.

Contact Our Criminal Defense Attorneys

If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime involving heroin, we are here to give you the help you need. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case. With offices in Wheaton and Naperville, we provide criminal defense services to individuals throughout DuPage County, Kane County and Cook County.