Experienced Defense For Controlled Substance Offenses
Illicit drugs and prescription medications may be prevalent in the East St. Louis area of Illinois. Police and prosecutors are zealous in bringing charges for drug-related offenses. A variety of options may be available to challenge the charges or minimize the short- and long-term consequences of a controlled substance charge. Search and seizure issues are common concerns. A local criminal defense attorney should look at all potentially available defense options to protect defendants’ rights.
At Sullivan Law, PC, in Fairview Heights, Illinois, I will take every necessary step to minimize your drug charges and protect your rights from your initial consultation through all hearings, investigations, negotiations and trial when necessary.
A drug crime conviction can have long-term and damaging consequences, including fines, jail time and a criminal record. In serious cases, you could be charged with a felony and face an extended prison sentence. When charged with a crime or under investigation for a drug-related crime, it is important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights.
Alternative Sentencing And Other Defenses
First offenders have the possibility of treatment probation, allowing them to keep a clean record after completing the conditions of probation, including drug treatment and fines. I will also examine the facts of your case and pursue relevant defenses, including false arrest, undercover agents, confidential informants, and illegal search and seizure issues.
I am Fairview Heights drug possession charge lawyer Kelly Sullivan. I am experienced with the defense of crimes involving:
- Marijuana possession
- Meth, cocaine, heroin, Ecstasy, crack
- Prescription drugs
- Sale on school or government property
- Felony drug crimes
Drug Schedules And Criminal Charges
The amount of drugs and your intent will determine your charge. I am experienced with drug cases involving possession, intent to sell, intent to deliver, delivery, manufacture or being caught in the act of selling to a third party or in a lab with materials intended to create drugs. All drug crime cases involve a complex set of facts and often require a strategic investigation at the outset to preserve evidence for your defense.
The Fourth Amendment And Your Rights In Drug Crimes Cases
Most drug crimes defense will involve your Fourth Amendment rights to legal search and seizure. While law enforcement officials do have the right to search your person, home or vehicle, they must follow established laws and protocols to preserve your constitutional rights. I will examine any action taken by police officers during your arrest and will seek a motion to suppress any evidence illegally obtained.
Schedule A Free Consultation
At Sullivan Law, PC, I am committed to you, your defense and your future. I will fight your charges and fight for your rights. Call my firm today at 618-207-4473 or contact me online for a free consultation. I will build the best defense possible. I represent clients in St. Clair County and throughout the Metro East area in Illinois.