We Will Strive To Help You Avoid A Drug Conviction

Zuba & Associates, P.C., in Rockford can be an ally in your fight against drug charges. Our attorneys use their legal experience, plus their knowledge of the local judicial system, to give you an edge in court.

In Illinois, it is illegal to possess or distribute controlled substances as well as their counterfeits. Common examples are:

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Prescription drugs
  • Methamphetamine

Possession of even a tiny amount of illegal substance can get you up to a year in jail and up to a $2,500 fine. All fines and sentences are doubled if the drug crime was within 1,500 feet of a property such as a school or public park.

Long-Range Consequences

The consequences of a felony drug conviction can range from one to 30 years in prison and up to a $25,000 fine. Using a firearm during the offense adds 15 more years to life imprisonment to your sentence. The stakes are high if you get charged with a felony offense. Zuba & Associates, P.C., attorneys will work diligently to minimize or eliminate life-changing convictions.

A Track Record Of Results

Our lawyers use evidence and testimony in their strategies to fight drug charges. Defense strategies include:

  • No knowledge of possession
  • Substance was not an illegal drug
  • Weight of the drug was lighter than alleged
  • Entrapment was involved
  • Drugs were prescription medicine

Arrests Are Different Than Convictions

Being arrested and being convicted are not the same. If you are arrested for marijuana possession, you are taken into custody by the police. A prosecutor decides if you should be charged with a crime or freed without a charge. If you are accused of a crime and the court finds you guilty, then you are convicted. Our drug trafficking lawyers can strive to help you avoid conviction or lessen your sentence.

Call Zuba & Associates, P.C. Today

Protecting your rights is our top priority. We can sit down with you, listen to your situation and explain your options. Call us today at 815-397-7000 or reach us online to schedule an initial consultation, so we can get started on your defense.