Attorneys Defending Against Synthetic Marijuana Charges

Synthetic marijuana and other synthetic drugs seemed to have arrived out of nowhere a few years ago. Because of their sudden appearance, law enforcement and the government were caught unaware, and the sale and use of synthetic drugs were legal for a time. However, the government acted quickly, and it is now illegal in Illinois to sell or possess any item containing a controlled substance that is not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This includes synthetic marijuana, which is often sold under the names "Spice" or "K2."

If you have been charged with the sale or possession of synthetic cannabis or another type of illegal drug, it is important to protect your rights with the help of a strong criminal defense. At the law firm of Martin & Kent, L.L.C., our attorneys understand what it takes to help you avoid the harsh consequences of a drug conviction. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss your case.

'But I Didn't Know It Was Illegal!'

Because synthetic drugs were legal for a time and because it took some time for the government to outlaw them, many people are still under the impression that synthetic drugs are perfectly legal. In fact, you can still likely find them readily available at convenience stores and other shops. However, the old saying "Ignorance of the law is no excuse" definitely applies here.

If you bought synthetic marijuana at a store, presuming no business would possibly sell you something that is illegal, you can still be charged with a drug crime. If you work for or operate a business that has been accused of selling synthetic drugs under the assumption that they are still legal, you can still face serious felony charges. That is why it is so important to get help from a lawyer who has extensive experience handling drug charges and who understands how to build a strong criminal defense.

Attacking The Prosecution's Case

We approach synthetic drug cases the same as we do any drug case. We will thoroughly review the circumstances leading up to your arrest. We will see if your constitutional rights were violated at any time, including whether the police had probable cause to stop or search you and whether a search warrant was required. You can rely on us to attack the prosecution's evidence every step of the way to help you get the best possible outcome.

Contact Our Defense Lawyers If You Have Been Accused Of A Drug Crime

We provide knowledgeable counsel and an aggressive defense against all drug charges. Do not gamble when your future and your freedom are on the line. Contact us today for a free initial consultation to discuss the charges against you. With offices in Wheaton and Naperville, we provide criminal defense services to individuals throughout DuPage County, Kane County and Cook County.