If You Have Been Charged with a Drug Offense in Peoria, Then You Need a Drug-Crime Attorney Right Away

A drug charge attorney at Hanauer Law has the experience you need on your side in a drug crime case. Our clients note the difference in our approach from the moment they sit down with our founder, Rob Hanauer, who insists on getting to know each and every person who comes to us for help. You will never feel belittled because we know we are in this together. As a former instructor for business law and paralegal studies, Rob is able to help clients really understand their legal situation and their options. While he may feel like your best friend when it comes to having your back and making the process as smooth as possible, you better believe that he is the prosecution’s worst nightmare. We are serious about protecting our client’s rights and freedom. And we want to win.

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We conduct detailed investigations and find every flaw in the case brought against our client. The criminal justice system can be complicated, and we aren’t surprised at the shock our clients feel when they’ve been accused of a crime. We want to make sure that your life isn’t ruined by hefty fines and imprisonment. Contact us now to schedule a free case evaluation with a Peoria drug-crime lawyer.

Understanding Illinois Drug Laws

Drug charges largely fall into one of four categories. Charges may be misdemeanors or felonies depending on the type and quantity of drug involved. Some cases with allegations of trafficking or sales across state lines can result in the involvement of the FBI or DEA and federal charges. We have achieved favorable results in cases involving:

Drug Possession

Possession of controlled substances such as cocaine, heroin, LSD, crack cocaine, methamphetamines, opiates, etc., is a felony, and you may also be charged with intent to distribute if the alleged facts appear to support such a charge. Smaller amounts of some drugs, such as cannabis for personal recreational use, may still be charged as misdemeanors.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

This charge can be levied against someone having certain objects or equipment associated with consumption or manufacture of controlled substances.

Drug Manufacturing

The manufacture of drugs for sale or distribution is a felony.

Drug Sales or Distribution

Except for specifically regulated substances like marijuana, the sale or distribution of drugs is dealt with very harshly and may involve federal charges.

Drug Trafficking

Again, depending on the type of drug and the amount involved, if you are accused of being in possession of a drug in order to give or sell it to others, then you could be facing state or federal felony charges.

Cannabis Offenses

Smoking or consumption of marijuana in a motor vehicle is illegal—even while parked. Likewise, underage use is also heavily punished.

DUI Drugs

Driving while under the influence of marijuana or illegal drugs can mean misdemeanor or felony charges, depending on the alleged circumstances.

Prescription Drug Charges

Theft or illegal use of prescription drugs, especially those that are carefully controlled due to being addictive narcotics, often receive the same severe treatment as illegal drugs.

How a Drug Charge Lawyer Can Defend You

Our drug crime attorneys in Peoria have achieved positive results in drug crime cases by discovering that there was an illegal searches and seizures, conflicting or inconclusive witness statements, violations of standard procedure by law enforcement officials, and more. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can work on effectively defending you against drug charges.

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