When a person is charged with a drug crime, there are many serious consequences and the person has to take immediate action to respond to these charges. As bad as being charged with a drug offense might be, a conviction is far worse. Many people who are convicted of drug crimes will spend time in a jail or prison. In addition, the conviction also can have serious repercussions on a person’s life, such as a loss of job, difficulty finding housing, and a permanent criminal record. With all of these serious consequences in mind, if you have been charged with a drug crime, Attorney Gbenga Longe of The Longe Law Firm is ready to provide skilled drug crime legal defense based on your specific needs. Ms. Longe understands that each person who has been charged with a drug crime has different priorities and goals. As such, she will fight hard to protect your rights and freedom after consultation with the wants of the client.
Drug Crime Defense
Illinois Drug Crimes
In Illinois, people who are found to be in possession of controlled substances or compounds that are used in the manufacture of controlled substances may be charged with a number of criminal offenses that are set forth in the Illinois Compiled Statutes. These include the following:
- Possession – The offenses that an individual may be charged with in connection with the possession of a controlled substance vary, depending upon the type and amount of the substance that they are alleged to have possessed;
- Sale – Offenses related to the sale of controlled substances vary and also depend upon the type and amount of the drugs that allegedly were sold; and
- Other Drug Crimes – There are a number of other drug offenses that are related to activities involved in the illicit drug trade, such as prescription forgery and the manufacture of controlled substances.
With any drug offense, additional information is critical to the severity of the charges that are brought. These other factors include the location where the activity in question occurred and whether the alleged offender has any prior offenses and they will have an impact on the determination of what charges will be brought.
Convictions Have Consequences
If you have been charged with a drug crime, you already may be aware of some of the consequences that you could experience upon conviction. In addition to fines and jail time, a drug crime conviction can affect your life for many years to come. For example, employers may ask you questions about your criminal background on job applications. Also, if you want to pursue a career that requires you to obtain a security clearance or a professional license, you may encounter difficulties in obtaining these things. Even your ability to obtain student loans may be affected by your drug crime conviction.
The Longe Law Firm: Fighting for the Best Outcome for Every Drug Crime Defendant
When you are charged with a drug crime, your freedom and livelihood are at risk. Drug Crime Defense Attorney Gbenga Longe will fight for your rights and maximize your chances of obtaining the best possible outcome in your case. Rolling Meadows Criminal Defense Attorney Gbenga Longe is dedicated to representing the interests of individuals who have been charged with drug crimes and to working with these individuals to obtain results that reflect their needs and their priorities. Please call our office today at to arrange a consultation. Attorney Longe represents clients in the Chicago area including Rolling Meadows, Arlington Heights and Schaumburg.