Edwardsville Heroin Possession Attorney
When compared to Illinois criminal charges involving other drugs, a heroin conviction can carry very serious consequences, particularly when heroin distribution is involved. Because of the danger that the drug poses to users, many violations are charged as felonies, and dealers or friends can be charged with drug-induced homicide when a person dies as a result of being given or injected with the drug, regardless of their actual intent.
As is the case with meth crimes, prosecutors in the Edwardsville area are very aggressive in seeking heavy penalties for heroin offenders. In addition, when a person is sentenced to jail time — sentences of up to 15 to 60 years are not uncommon in serious cases — he or she may end up serving 85 percent of that time.
Strength and Experience in Drug Defense
Because of this "crackdown" mindset, it is extremely important to have a strong, experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side if you or a loved has been accused of dealing, trafficking or possessing heroin. At Polinske & Associates, P.C., we are experienced at leveraging effective defenses against heroin charges of all kinds, including possession, manufacture and distribution. We are willing to fight hard for our clients' rights, challenging every aspect of the evidence as appropriate and taking cases all the way to trial when that is in our clients' best interests.
From working to have charges reduced to a Class 4 possession, which can be taken off a person's record, to seeking treatment for social users, to negotiating sentences in distribution cases, we will do whatever it takes to help you reach the best possible outcome.
Madison County Heroin Charges Attorney
If you have questions about a heroin charge, talk to a lawyer who knows the laws, the processes and the courts. Contact us for help with your case.
Brian Polinske is the contributing author to this content.