Cook County, Illinois Drug Trafficking Defense Attorney

Carrying even a small amount of drugs into Illinois can be considered drug trafficking if done with the intent to manufacture or deliver. Sandra L. Byrd in Chicago, Illinois, educates her clients about the serious nature of drug charges. National statistics reveal that many serving time in prison are there due to drug charge convictions. Overcrowding has caused a push toward easing sentences on nonviolent drug offenders and providing alternative sentencing. Attorney Sandra L. Byrd remains current on the ever-changing legal climate and will secure a solution that puts you in the best possible position, based on your circumstances. She believes in second chances and will fight hard to protect your future.

Defending Against Drug Trafficking Charges

To be convicted of drug trafficking, a person must be involved in bringing controlled substances or marijuana into Illinois with the intent to manufacture or deliver. Any amount of a controlled substance can qualify. Some common drugs included in possession and trafficking offenses include:

  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Crack cocaine
  • LSD
  • Methamphetamine
  • Mushrooms
  • Ecstasy
  • Morphine

Additionally, prescription medication such as hydrocodone and oxycodone is subject to drug trafficking laws if it can be proven that possession of it is illegal. The penalties for trafficking are double what they would be for delivery or possession with intent to deliver the same amount of drugs and all controlled substance trafficking charges are felonies.

You cannot afford to be convicted of drug trafficking. Ms. Byrd will thoroughly analyze your case to make sure your rights were not violated during a search and investigate whether you are responsible for the presence of drugs by:

  • Examining the constitutionality of the search and seizure
  • Investigating all persons involved in the incident
  • Examining the circumstances of the arrest

Marijuana trafficking is also illegal. A person can be charged with marijuana trafficking if he brings 2500 grams or more of marijuana into Illinois. The penalty for marijuana trafficking is double the penalty for the same amount of marijuana charged as manufacture or delivery.

If you were arrested and charged with marijuana or drug trafficking, contact Sandra L. Byrd today for a free initial consultation. She will listen to you, answer your questions and give you an idea of what you are facing. From her Chicago, Illinois office, she serves clients in Cook County, Chicagoland and beyond. Call (312) 928-1000 today.

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