Drug Crimes

Drug Crimes Lawyer In Morris, IL


If you are facing charges for a drugs-related offense, you should seek out the help of an experienced attorney as quickly as possible in order to minimize the damage to your record and to your life. That might sound a bit dramatic, however it is important to understand that even a single felony conviction can lead to you serving serious time behind bars in addition to being unable to easily find work or housing even once you are released after serving your time. In short, you are putting your freedom and your future on the line if you attempt to ignore these charges and just hope for the best when you go to court. An experienced criminal defense attorney is necessary in order to help reduce your charges or have them dropped altogether, if possible.

At Rigazio Law Office, we understand that this can be a difficult and sensitive time for you and your family. Criminal charges are not something to leave to chance – we are dedicated to working hard for our clients to ensure the very best outcome in their cases possible. With our 30 years of experience, we think that we have a pretty good understanding of how the legal system works and how to build the very best case defense possible for you. This is true whether you are looking at a serious drug offense like possession, delivery, or trafficking of narcotics or a lesser misdemeanor offense.

Aggressive Defense for Aggressive Prosecution

Drug crimes are among some of the most harshly sentenced crimes in the country. If you have been arrested for a serious drug charge, there is no time to waste in preparing a defense and building a case. We provide the most aggressive, experienced, and knowledgeable defense we can by doing our own extensive research into the situation and any related case law. We’ll also reach out for expert testimony if necessary to ensure that your rights are upheld and your best interests are kept firmly in mind. We’ll also take the time to dig into your case and look for any possible technicality to use to argue against your charges. Some of these might include:

  • Invalid search warrant
  • Using a suspicious informant
  • Illegal seizure and search process
  • Undercover operation flaw
  • Entrapment

We don’t rest until we’ve exhausted every single possibility in your case, in other words, and you will benefit from our dedication and passion. We’ll meet the prosecution’s aggressive stance with aggressive defense of our own.

Types of Drug Crimes

You might be wondering what kinds of cases we have handled and how we can best help you. At the Law Offices of Mark Rigazio, we have handled many different kinds of drug cases and understand how to defend against even more, including the following:

  • Drug possession
  • Narcotics possession
  • Intent to deliver
  • Delivering controlled substances
  • Manufacture or use of crystal meth
  • Drug trafficking
  • Drug probation violation
  • Abuse of prescription medication

Whether you are looking at a felony charge or a misdemeanor, you need someone who understands the ins and outs of the justice system – specifically the way in which drug crimes are prosecuted, as they have their own challenges and present their own complications.

Drug Crime Penalties

There are a variety of different penalties you could face in the State of Illinois when it comes to drug offenses. If you are convicted, you could face any of the following:

  • Prison or jail time
  • Probation
  • Significant fines
  • Hefty court fees
  • Rehabilitation
  • Drug education

In addition to the above, it is important to note that many businesses tend to avoid applicants with a felony conviction on their records. Landlords do the same, which means that even if you are able to find a job, you still might not be able to find a place to live after you are released from prison or jail.

Finally, remember that in certain cases, someone convicted of a drug crime could be deported to their home country if they are an immigrant in the United States. These specific penalties, however, are entirely dependent upon the factors of the case, most specifically the kind of drug involved in the case, the amount, and the action of which they are accused (delivery, possession, etc.).

Contact A Drug Crime Attorney Today For Help

Rigazio Law Office provides excellent criminal defense for drug offenses in Illinois. We are located in Morris, IL, and serve Grundy County, Will County, LaSalle County and the surrounding areas. We fight for YOU and your RIGHTS – contact us today for help at 815.942.1881.

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