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Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C.
630-472-9700

DuPage County Cocaine Defense Attorney

Lombard Drug Crimes Lawyer

Criminal Lawyer Provides Defense Counsel for Drug Possession Charges in Oak Brook

If you have been arrested in Illinois on cocaine charges, you are subject to the strict laws of the State, and prosecutors determined to halt the flow of cocaine will seek to put you behind bars. You need an experienced DuPage County drug crime defense attorney to guide you through the scope of your charges, the court proceedings, and the range of sentencing possibilities you face, including community service, rehabilitation, probation, fines, and jail time. The attorneys at Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. have successfully resolved cocaine cases, and a wide range of drug charges throughout the Chicago area.

Defending Cocaine Charges in DuPage County, Illinois

Possessing cocaine is a felony drug charge, and even small amounts can carry a prison sentence. The specific charges can range from cocaine possession, sale or distribution, manufacture, intent to distribute, or trafficking. The stiffest penalties may involve hefty fines reaching hundreds of thousands of dollars and lengthy prison sentences.

Although each case is unique, there are several defense strategies that may be considered in criminal drug cases. For example, the legality of the drug search could be challenged, a lower class offense could be sought, or the accused may claim that he or she had no knowledge of the drugs. If you are a first-time offender charged with possession of small amounts of cocaine, probation or "drug school" could be a possible pre-trial option. After fulfilling the terms of probation, expungement of your arrest record also may be a possibility.

Cocaine Possession Penalties in Illinois

Tough penalties for felony cocaine possession can drastically alter your life. Possession of cocaine can be punished by fines of up to $25,000, and depending on the amount of cocaine found in your possession, you may also face jail time, including:

  • less than 100 grams - four to 15 years in prison
  • 100-400 grams - six to 30 years in prison
  • 400-900 grams - eight to 40 years in prison
  • Over 900 grams - 10-50 years in prison

If you were in possession of a firearm at the time of your arrest for cocaine possession, you could face additional jail time.

Contact a Lombard, IL Drug Crime Attorney

The experienced DuPage County drug defense lawyers at the law office of Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. will work vigorously to minimize the damage drug charges can cause you and your family. We will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your arrest, protect your rights against illegal search and seizure, and explore appropriate strategies to bolster your defense. Our goal is to bring your case to the best possible resolution.

Call 630-472-9700 to discuss your charges in a free initial consultation. Serving Downers Grove, Oak Brook, Hinsdale, DuPage County and surrounding areas.

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