If you have been charged with delivery of a controlled substance or another drug crime, you should contact a Belleville-area drug crime defense lawyer as soon as possible. The penalties for any drug crime can be staggering. The first step you should take is to ensure that your rights are protected and that you learn about your legal options from an experienced attorney.
The law firm of Polinske & Associates, P.C., defends individuals who have been charged with misdemeanor and felony drug crimes in Madison County and the entire state of Illinois. As soon as you have been charged with drug sales or distribution, we can step in and start protecting your rights. Call us at 618-505-4213 (877-632-3089 toll-free) for a free lawyer consultation to discuss your case.
Drug Distribution Charges
When an individual is in possession of a certain amount of an illegal drug, he or she may be charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. If that individual proceeded to sell the drug, he or she may face charges for delivery of a controlled substance. Either crime carries severe penalties, no matter what illegal drug is involved:
- Methamphetamine (meth)
- Other illegal drugs
Our firm is highly experienced in drug crimes defense, and we can help you seek the most favorable results. Property forfeiture is often an issue in drug trafficking or drug sales cases, so if your property has been seized, we can take steps to get it back. We will apply our experience in your case, seeking to get charges dismissed or reduced.
What Are You Waiting For? Contact a St. Clair County, Illinois, Drug Sales Lawyer
For skilled legal help regarding your drug charges, contact an Edwardsville criminal defense lawyer or call us at 618-505-4213 (877-632-3089 toll-free). A free initial consultation is available when and where you need it.
January 2012 - My felony client was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver. We conducted a motion to suppress evidence following her arrest by MEGSI. We won the hearing which caused all evidence to be suppressed. The State had no choice but to dismiss her charge.
October 2011 - Macoupin County - Delivery of a Controlled Substance - My client was at a tavern and was approached by an undercover police officer who requested the client "set him up" to purchase some cocaine. My client took the undercover officer to a location to meet his supplier. He was given a small $100.00 bag of cocaine which he then handed to the undercover officer. He was immediately arrested and charged with the Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance. We were able to obtain a reduction of his charge and a sentence for First Offender Probation wherein the charge will be dismissed upon his successful completion of probation.
August 2011 - Felony Drug Possession with Intent - Our client was staying a friend's house. A package was delivered to the house by Fed Ex. Her friend had requested her to bring the package to her workplace immediately. My client believed the unopened box was a gift for her birthday so she walked to her car to drive to. Undercover police agents swarmed upon her. She was handcuffed, her car searched, cell phone taken, car seized, and she was not Mirandized. The police claimed the box contained a pound of marijuana. We filed a motion to suppress based upon a variety of constitutional violations. The judge ruled in our favor and suppressed all evidence against her.
Brian Polinske is the contributing author to this content.