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Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C.
630-472-9700Available 24/7

DuPage County Prescription Drug Charges Defense Lawyer

Lombard Drug Crimes Lawyer

Attorneys Defending Downers Grove Clients in Prescription Drug Crime Matters

If you are charged with the unlawful possession of, delivery of, and/or intent to deliver prescription drugs in Illinois, you are facing a serious felony with serious penalties if convicted. An experienced and knowledgeable defense team is crucial to protecting your rights. The Oak Brook criminal defense attorneys at Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. have successfully represented clients facing charges related to the unlawful use, possession, and/or delivery of prescription drugs in courtrooms throughout Cook, DuPage, Will, and Kane Counties, and they will develop a strategic defense plan for you.

Illinois Prescription Drug Offenses and Penalties

Prescription drugs are controlled substances and are illegal to possess without a lawfully obtained prescription. Possessing, distributing and/or using prescription drugs without a proper prescription is a felony in the State of Illinois, and a conviction can mean imprisonment and heavy fines. Often the severity of the offense is ignored because, unlike "street" drugs like heroin or cocaine, prescription drugs are commonly distributed lawfully through the healthcare system. Because of this, the opportunity for abuse is rampant, as these drugs are highly addictive, classifying them as controlled substances. Accordingly, Illinois law enforcement is cracking down on the unlawful recreational use of prescription drugs.

The following areas are common prescription drug offenses that could lead to significant and long-lasting penalties:

  • Possessing prescription drugs without a valid prescription.
  • Possessing prescriptive drugs in an amount that exceeds the amount allowed in the prescription.
  • Possessing excessive amounts of the drug, which indicates an intent to deliver.
  • Obtaining a prescription by fraud or unlawful means.

Penalties for illegal prescription drugs can from 1-3 years to 6-30 years, depending on the drugs at issue, the quantity involved, and how the drugs were obtained. Hefty fines may also be assessed accordingly.

Call a DuPage County Prescription Drug Defense Lawyer

The attorneys at Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. know the consequences of possessing or unlawfully obtaining prescription drugs can be severe, and a conviction can cost you your freedom and finances, as well as affect every aspect of your life. Asserting and protecting your rights is key to our defense in your prescription drug case. We have successfully defended clients in prescription drug and a wide range of drug offenses in the courtrooms of DuPage County and the greater Chicago area. We know how to negotiate your charges and resolve your case to your best advantage. Call an Oak Brook criminal defense attorney at 630-472-9700 to discuss your case in a free initial consultation. We provide legal representation for Wheaton, Elmhurst, Hinsdale, Lombard, Westchester, Clarendon Hills, Burr Ridge, DuPage County and surrounding areas.

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