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Variations in Local Ordinances Can Often Entail the Need for a Drug Lawyer

Because Chicago and its various suburbs have varying ordinances and procedures regarding different drug violations, especially when it concerns marijuana, anyone charged with such an offense should consult with an experienced Chicago drug lawyer as soon as possible to determine whether or not the charge can be reduced, penalties lessened, or if the whole ordeal can be dropped altogether.

 

The Chicago area is not alone in this regard. Several cities and their surrounding suburbs have differing ordinances and laws regarding drug possession, which of course, begs the question: Is it illegal, and if so, how illegal is it? The fact of the matter is that when approached by a defense lawyer, prosecuting attorneys are often willing to drop drug charges depending upon the drug involved and the actual amount in possession. Questions regarding the right of the arresting officer to search the suspect and the suspect’s home or vehicle, in addition to difficulties in proving possession unless the drug was actually on the suspect’s physical person can make some drug charges less attractive to prosecutors.

 

Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your case, you will not know if the charges you face can be dropped or reduced until you consult with a Chicago drug lawyer. Contacting Andrew W. Weisberg can help you to know the legal challenges you may face, the likelihood of a favorable outcome, and what your next course of action should be. Your freedom is too valuable to take chances; contact Mr. Weisberg in Chicago today for a free consultation to discuss the representation you need.

 

If you have been arrested in Chicago, no matter how straightforward or complex your drug charges, Andrew M. Weisberg is an experienced Chicago drug 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 traffic violations. To contact Mr. Weisberg, visit https://www.chicagocriminallawyer.com/ or call his cell phone 24/7 at (773) 908-9811 or Text LAWYER to 25827 for prompt call back. The consultation is free.

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