Palatine Drug Crimes Attorney
Prosecutors in Cook County, DuPage County and Lake County, Illinois, are under heavy pressure to seek maximum penalties for drug crimes in their jurisdiction. A common strategy is to increase misdemeanor possession charges up to felony possession or delivery, if they determine that the amount in possession is excessive for personal use.
Greater Chicago Drug Crimes Attorney With 20 Years of Experience
At the Law Offices of Donald J. Cosley in Rolling Meadows, we fight aggressively to protect our clients from overzealous prosecutors. Attorney Donald Cosley has more than 20 years of courtroom experience, with a very successful record of helping people charged with narcotics offenses in the Greater Chicago area avoid a conviction and jail.
We go to every measure to challenge the evidence, including:
- Challenging probable cause for making the arrest
- Challenging illegal search and seizure tactics
- Challenging conspiracy charges and ancillary offenses
- Challenging felony charges to seek a reduction to misdemeanor charges
- Working with the prosecutor to find a resolution that will not include time in jail
Will You Go to Jail?
Illinois drug laws call for stiff penalties for a conviction, but the courts may take into account circumstances such as chemical dependency. If this is your first offense for a misdemeanor drug possession charge, there may be special "set-aside" programs available to help you avoid jail and set aside a conviction upon successful completion. This can include successful completion of a drug rehabilitation program and probation. We do everything possible to help you keep your record clear of a drug offense.
Drug Possession and Delivery · Prescription Drug Fraud · Manufacture and Cultivation
From offices in Rolling Meadows, the Law Offices of Donald J. Cosley represents clients in Arlington Heights and Palatine, and communities throughout the greater metropolitan Chicago area. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Rolling Meadows drug crimes defense attorney today.