Drug Charges

Drug Crime Charges Attorneys in Illinois

Facing accusations of a drug crime can be an intimidating situation for anyone, regardless of the specific charge. Politicians want to be seen as “tough” on drug crime, and the result can be aggressive police and prosecution tactics.

At Noonan Perillo & Thut Ltd., based in Lake County, we are here to provide you with an experienced advocate who will be on your side. If you have been charged with an Illinois drug crime, contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our criminal defense lawyers.

Handling All Illinois and Federal Drug Charges

The general category of drug crimes includes both crimes involving illegal drugs – such as marijuana, cocaine and crystal meth – and crimes involving prescription drugs – such as OxyContin and Vicodin.

Our team of criminal defense attorneys – including three former prosecutors – has the necessary experience and skill to defend you against any and all drug crime accusations under Illinois or federal law.

Common drug charges include simple possession, delivery, possession with intent to deliver, trafficking and manufacturing of illegal drugs, as well as forgery and related prescription fraud charges. These charges range from simple ordinance violations to misdemeanors and felonies.

Investigating the Circumstances of Your Arrest

Most drug charges originate with either a traffic stop or police execution of a search warrant. Illinois has a number of very active interdepartmental undercover agencies that investigate alleged drug crimes, and the authorities in general are always on the lookout for suspicious activity.

Police and prosecutors must obey search and seizure laws when conducting investigations and searches. If you have been the victim of an unreasonable and unlawful search or seizure, or other police misconduct, we may be able to use that fact to defend you against the criminal charges.

Our Waukegan law firm will vigorously protect your rights. If you are facing drug crime allegations, don’t hesitate to contact us right away.