Drug Charges

Prepared to Face the Toughest Charges

Facing a drug charge in Naperville, Illinois? These charges are often accompanied with harsh prosecution and serious penalties. With your future on the line, you cannot afford to delay seeking an attorney who can listen to your case and protect your interests. Get in touch with Martin & Kent, L.L.C. to start your case with lawyers who are qualified to represent clients in the most difficult situations.

Not sure who to choose? Here are some reasons to consider our firm:

  • Our attorneys have handled more than 10,000 cases
  • We have more than 42 years of combined experience
  • As former prosecutors, we know what it takes to build a strong case
  • We can take your calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Our legal team understands the urgency of your situation. When you contact us, we will not waste any time helping you set up an effective case. We provide free initial consultations, and if you decide to work with us, our drug crime lawyers will begin analyzing your case to determine the best line of defense. Call us today to learn how we can help you!

How are drug charges determined?

Under state law, drugs fall into various categories based on their medical value and the likelihood that use of the drug will lead to substance abuse or addiction. Under this classification system, Schedule V drugs are the least harmful and lead to the lightest charges, while Schedule I drugs are considered highly dangerous and are often handled on felony terms.

With this in mind, your charges can be influenced by a number of factors:

  • The specific drug associated with your charges
  • The amount of the substance in question
  • The discovery of drug paraphernalia
  • Additional charges, such as delivery of the drug

Common Penalties for Drug Crimes

The Controlled Substances Act has led to increased focus on penalizing possession and distribution of various substances. It is important to realize that charges for these crimes can quickly escalate, especially when substances such as heroin or ecstasy are involved. Even crimes involving marijuana can escalate to felony level under certain circumstances.

With such charges, you may be at risk for the following:

  • Mandatory minimum incarceration
  • Months or years of additional sentencing
  • Fines totaling thousands of dollars
  • Probation and rehabilitation

Drug charges are especially difficult because they are often founded on the direct discovery of drugs or paraphernalia. Fortunately, evidence does not guarantee a conviction. An experienced lawyer can help you prove your lack of knowledge in the matter, or defend your Fourth Amendment rights after an unlawful search or seizure. To learn more about your situation and your options as a defendant, call Martin & Kent, L.L.C. today.

Retain a Top-Rated Legal Firm

At Martin & Kent, L.L.C., we are well aware of the devastating penalties you could face for a drug offense. We also understand the difference a qualified attorney can make in your case. Our team, consisting of a former President of the Criminal Defense Bar Association and a recipient of the 2013 Top Lawyers in Illinois Award, has a reputation for legal excellence in criminal defense cases. When you retain our firm, we will do whatever it takes to secure a positive result on your behalf.