Experienced DuPage County Heroin Defense Attorneys
If you are charged with a heroin-related drug crime, the consequences can be extremely severe. In Illinois, possessing even the smallest quantity of heroin is a Class 4 felony, which can result in up to three years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines for a conviction. At Ramsell & Associates, LLC, our goal is achieve the best possible resolution to our clients’ cases and to minimize the consequences of these very serious drug charges.
Defending Against Heroin Charges
Being charged with a heroin-related crime and coming face-to-face with the very real possibility of prison time can be terrifying. The best thing you can do for yourself is hire an attorney who is experienced in handling serious criminal charges. Our attorneys are seasoned trial lawyers practiced in aggressive litigation and negotiation. We strongly defend our clients in and out of court.
There are many defense strategies that can be used to argue for dismissal, acquittal, or reduction of charges. In drug possession and drug possession with intent to deliver cases, it is up to the prosecution to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were in possession of the illegal drug. Depending on the circumstances of your arrest, we may be able to challenge the admissibility of the evidence against you based on Illinois search and seizure laws and your Constitutional rights.
In some cases the best strategy is to negotiate a plea deal and argue for leniency. If this is your first offense, you may be able to get your case transferred to drug court or qualify for first offender probation. Preventing and minimizing jail time is our top priority, and we will work with you to find the best way to accomplish that goal.
If you have been arrested and charged with a heroin-related drug crime, we have the knowledge and experience to guide you through the criminal justice system and protect your rights throughout the process. Our firm has represented clients throughout DuPage County and the Chicagoland area for over 25 years. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.