In legal parlance, when you are facing any kind of charges involving a “controlled substance,” it means that you are facing a drug charge, usually one involving possession. Possession of a controlled substance is not a charge to be taken lightly. Depending upon the drug in question and how much of it you are alleged to have been found with, you could be looking at serious prison time. If the arresting officers also believed that you intended to sell the controlled substance involved, the penalty for a conviction is even more severe. All of this is to say that when you are facing any charges related to controlled substances, you will want to retain the services of Chicago drug lawyer Andrew M. Weisberg.
Despite the fact that some public opinion polls show a relaxing of attitudes towards the possession and use of some controlled substances, in the state of Illinois, possessing a controlled substance is a crime that will cost you if convicted. Do not risk your future or your freedom by assuming that a controlled substance charge is no big deal or that you will easily be able to sweep it under the rug on your own. What you need is an experienced and knowledgeable Chicago criminal defense attorney who can provide you with the very best defense possible when it comes to your case.
Charges pertaining to controlled substances can be as varied as there are controlled substances to possess. In most cases, both the charges and the penalties for a conviction are dependent upon the drug in question, the perceived seriousness of its effects, and whether or not you were alleged to have simply possessed the drug, supposedly intended to sell the drug, and whether or not you were allegedly the one manufacturing the controlled substance in question.
In all instances, however, the consequences of a conviction can be severe. In addition to involving incarceration, there are often stiff financial penalties and other requirements. In addition, you will always carry the stigma of having a criminal conviction on your record which may make it difficult for you to obtain a loan, housing, or even a job in the future. In order to have the opportunity to clear your name and to avoid the negative impact that a conviction could cause for your life, Chicago criminal attorney Andrew M. Weisberg can provide you with aggressive representation if you have been charged with any of the following:
If you have been charged with any of these crimes or any combination of them, Chicago defense lawyer Andrew M. Weisberg can provide you with the legal counsel and representation that you will need as you attempt to build an adequate defense to combat these charges
You can rest assured that when Chicago criminal defense lawyer Andrew M. Weisberg takes your case, you are getting a drug lawyer in Chicago who has years of success in handling cases just like yours. In fact, not only does Mr. Weisberg have experience in defending cases like yours, but he has also had experience in prosecuting them. Prior to opening his practice as a premier criminal attorney in Chicago, Andrew M. Weisberg served as a prosecutor for the Cook County D.A.’s office. As a result, Mr. Weisberg not only understands how to build a strong defense, but he can do so anticipating the types of arguments and strategies that the prosecution might employ. Having such a criminal defense lawyer is almost akin to being able to get privileged information from the prosecution.
Because drug charges can carry with them a certain stigma, your defense attorney in Chicago, Andrew M. Weisberg, is especially attuned to the fact that you will want your case handled with confidentiality and discretion. That is never a worry when you have Andrew M. Weisberg as your criminal lawyer because he believes that each and every one of his clients deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. That’s because Mr. Weisberg is firmly convinced that anyone who has been accused of a crime is deserving of the very best criminal defense available and of being extended the same courtesies and attentiveness that would be given to anyone. With Andrew M. Weisberg as your criminal defense lawyer, you know that your rights will be defended at every juncture.
If you have been arrested in Chicago, no matter how straightforward or complex the charge, Andrew M. Weisberg is a criminal defense lawyer known for tough, aggressive defense. A former felony prosecutor, Attorney Weisberg has extensive experience in handling all types of criminal cases, from sex offenses and violent crimes to theft-related crimes and possession of a controlled substance. If you would like to reach Mr. Weisberg quickly and directly, please call his cell phone 24/7 at (773) 908-9811, or fill out the case review form on our website. The consultation is free.