A Drug Conviction Will Impact You For Life. Fight Back.
At Erickson & Oppenheimer, Ltd., we take the serious drug charge cases other firms turn away. Our attorneys are ready to fight for your rights in and out of court. We are skilled trial lawyers who have spent the last several decades standing up for the rights of the accused.
From our offices in Chicago, we have successfully defended clients throughout northern Illinois against a wide range of drug-related offenses in both state and federal court, including:
- Possession charges
- Delivery of a controlled substance
- Drug conspiracy charges
- Drug trafficking
- Possession with the intent to deliver
Illinois takes a hard stance against controlled substances. The penalties for a conviction can be extreme. If convicted you face prison time, large fines and a permanent mark on your criminal record.
Controlled substances include cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana (cannabis), mushrooms (Psilocybin) or LSD. Using or selling prescription drugs without a prescription is also illegal.
As a convicted drug offender, your future opportunities will be limited. Finding a job and housing may be difficult. If you are a student, a drug conviction will mean losing your federal financial aid and making it difficult to gain entry to graduate school.
We Have One Goal: To Secure A Not-Guilty Verdict
Unlike other lawyers, we don’t plead out every case that comes our way. Instead, we fight for a win. No matter how serious your drug charge, we will fight to secure a not-guilty verdict. Our approach is twofold:
- First, we will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your arrest. Were you illegally stopped or searched? Was the chain of custody rules respected? Were illegal interrogation methods used? If your rights were compromised in any way, we will find out and we will use it to get evidence thrown out and your charges reduced or your case dismissed.
- Second, we will build a strong legal strategy that gets results. We know how to poke holes in the prosecutor’s theory, how to appeal to juries and how to plant the seeds of doubt that keep you out of jail.