POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
DRUG CRIME LAWYERS IN DUPAGE, KANE AND COOK COUNTIES
We can keep it off your record with the new state law conviction alternatives. These options can include the following programs:
- Drug Court Program
- Diversion Program
- Erasable Probation
- TASC Probation
Call our DuPage County drug crime lawyers today for more information on these new programs and to receive your free consultation!
HOW ARE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES CATEGORIZED?
Under current federal regulations, the government and related authorities have classified certain chemical substances as unfit for unregulated public use. These substances are more commonly known as drugs and a record of their regulation standards are found in the Federal drug schedule. Controlled substances have been deem thus because of factors that make them potentially harmful to a consumer.
These factors include:
- The potential for abuse
- The potential for addiction
- The potential for physical or biological harm
Controlled substances are further categorized in five sub schedules according to the intensity of the potential for abuse. These federal regulations assist the government in discouraging drug addiction throughout the country and consequently, unauthorized possession of these substances is a criminal offense punishable by law in Chicago.
The level of charge levied for possession of controlled substances depends on factors such as:
- The type of drug
- The drug’s current Schedule classification
- The amount possessed by the defendant
Drugs most commonly involved in possession charges in DuPage County include:
- Marijuana or other Cannabis products
- Unauthorized prescription drugs
HISTORY OF SUCCESS – RESPECTED DRUG DEFENSE FIRM
At Martin & Kent, L.L.C., we are able to offer our clients sound counsel and aggressive representation when it comes to charges involving the possession of controlled substance. Possession charges can be intensified for aggravating factors including the use of weapons, the age of the perpetrator and other facts surrounding the case. If you have been charged with possession of a controlled substance, your future and your freedom are at stake.
Contact our firm to speak with a DuPage County drug crime attorney about your options for defense today.