DuPage County Drug Sales Defense Lawyers
Experienced Criminal Attorneys Challenging Unlawful Search and Seizures
Because law enforcement agencies and prosecutors have intensified efforts to crack down on drug crimes, police and prosecutors are particularly aggressive about pursuing drug sales and related drug trafficking activities. If you have been arrested or you are the target of a drug trafficking investigation, you can face harsh penalties including long prison sentences, exorbitant fines, mandatory drug counseling/treatment, random drug testing, probation and other penalties.
A conviction also means that you will have a criminal record that is easily discovered by your current employer, potential future employers, landlords and immigration enforcement officials. If you have been arrested for intent to sell drugs or controlled substances, you should assert your right to remain silent and immediately speak to one or our experienced DuPage County drug crimes defense attorneys at Ramsell & Associates, LLC.
Our Illinois criminal defense law firm has earned a reputation for tenaciously defending the rights and reputations of our clients by passionately attacking the evidence and legal arguments of prosecutors. Our effectiveness in pursuing the best possible outcome for our clients in high profile cases has garnered widespread media coverage on national media outlets like ABC, COURT-TV, NBC, CBS, FOX and national newspapers like the New York Times and Washington Post. Our founding attorney Don Ramsell has been the subject of widespread acclaim, such as:
- Perfect 10.0 Rating by AVVO;
- Illinois Leading Lawyer in Illinois Criminal Appeals (Crane Magazine);
- Illinois Super Lawyer (Chicago Magazine);
- Illinois Leading Lawyer in Criminal-DUI Defense (Crane Magazine); and
- Sentencing for Drug Sales in DuPage County.
The precise penalties that can be imposed for a drug sales offense in Illinois depends on a range of factors that include the precise nature of the drug and the quantity of the drug in your possession when you are arrested. Drug enforcement authorities classify controlled substances as well as large quantities of over-the-counter medications that an arrestee may intend to sell based on a scheduling system. Drugs like methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, cannabis, certain prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, and other controlled substances are scheduled based on the following factors:
- Potential for harm;
- Likelihood of abuse;
- Capacity for inducing psychologically altered states; and
- Risk of long-term dependence.
The highest risk drugs are Schedule I, which carry the most serious penalties, while the lowest risk are Schedule 5 drugs. Possession of sufficient quantities of prescription or over-the-counter drugs can even result in a charge of intent to sale. Because the sentencing schedule for drug sales crimes can be complicated by aggravating or mitigating factors, you should seek prompt legal advice from one of our skilled DuPage County drug defense attorneys.
Proven Illinois Drug Sales and Drug Trafficking Defense Law Firm
Our lawyers carefully investigate the underlying facts in our clients’ cases, so we can identify improper police procedures, weaknesses in the prosecutor’s case and mitigating evidence that might justify a favorable outcome. We invite you to call us today at 630-256-8001 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation in our conveniently located office in Naperville. Ramsell & Associates, LLC also has offices in Wheaton and St. Charles or Rolling Meadows by appointment.