Chicago Drug Crime Defense Attorneys

Proudly Providing Drug Crime Defense for all of Cook County, the South Suburbs, and Maywood

Any drug charge needs to be taken seriously. In addition to possible fines and jail time, you may lose your job, be expelled from school, or become alienated from your family and friends. However, even in dire situations, defenses may be available to you. This calls for entrusting your defense to an experienced criminal defense attorney who can give you the best chance at a favorable outcome. 

At the Law Offices of James F. DiQuattro, we work diligently to have confessions thrown out and to get charges dropped or reduced. We also make efforts to place clients in rehabilitation programs in lieu of incarceration. If you have been accused of a drug-related crime in the Chicago area, in Cook County, Maywood, or the South Suburbs, let us provide the diligent defense you deserve.

Connect with our Chicago drug crimes lawyer for a free case evaluation at (312) 376-0020 or via our online consultation request form. Serving all of Cook County, the South Suburbs, and Maywood.


Relentlessly Defending Your Rights 


The Law Offices of James F. DiQuattro represents clients charged with drug offenses at both the state and federal level.

These crimes can include:

  • Drug possession
  • Possession with intent to sell
  • Drug trafficking
  • Driving under the influence of drugs
  • Prescription drug fraud
  • Manufacture of illegal substances
  • Conspiracy to sell drugs
  • Operation of a methamphetamine lab
  • Sale of illegal substances in a school zone
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

Being charged with a drug crime can make you feel hopeless and unable to defend yourself in any viable way. Having a dedicated attorney in your corner is invaluable for mounting a relentless defense of your rights. At our firm, your legal rights are our top priority.  

How to Win a Drug Crime Case?

  • Probable Cause / Preliminary Hearing - At the preliminary hearing, you have the best chance to win your drug crime case. It may be possible to convince a judge that the prosecution lacks probable cause if you hire an experienced drug crime defense lawyer. Courts will dismiss complaints if probable cause cannot be shown.
  • Unlawful Search & Seizure - The Constitution guarantees due process. The search and seizure procedure is quite common in drug possession cases. It is possible to use drugs found out in the open as evidence. If drugs are found in a vehicle without permission from the suspect, they cannot be entered and used as evidence. The drugs cannot be used at trial if the accused's rights were violated. Most of the time, these drug crimes will be dismissed.
  • The prosecution may have a weaker case if evidence has been lost or misplaced.
  • There must be control over the drugs and knowledge that they are present. Drug knowledge can be proved in some cases.
  • A suspect who is entrapped is induced to commit a crime that he or she would not have committed otherwise.
  • There are cases where drugs are planted, although this is difficult to prove.
  • An act of a governing body is a statute.
  • Anyone knowingly manufacturing or delivering controlled substances, or possessing them with the intent to do so, is prohibited by law.

Chicago Drug Charges Arising from Traffic Stops

Drug arrests arising from traffic stop are not always conducted legally. This can make the stop itself fail to hold up under scrutiny in a court of law. Police officers often stop a motorist on an unrelated issue, such as speeding or a non-functional brake light. The officer may then ask to search your vehicle. However, probable cause is needed to do that. Unfortunately, most drivers consent to a search without knowing they have the option to refuse. If you refused consent to such a search and the officer performed one anyway, you should contact an attorney at once. If your passenger had drugs in the vehicle without your knowledge leading to your arrest, we will fight to have the charges dismissed. 

Challenging the Cook County Prosecution

By challenging the prosecution at every turn, we provide a strong and consistent defense. We will examine if the police had a legal reason to pull you over, if you were coerced into making a confession, or if an unreliable informant was involved in your arrest. These factors can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. 

Talk to Our Dedicated Drug Crimes Lawyer Today

In any drug investigation or arrest at either the state or federal level, it is critical that get legal protection from an attorney experienced in criminal defense. The sooner you contact us, the earlier we can get to work on your behalf, which may lead to charges being avoided or dropped as well as reduced charges, reduced sentencing, or other favorable actions. 

Connect with our Chicago drug crimes attorney for a free case evaluation at (312) 376-0020 or via our online consultation request form. Serving all of Cook County, the South Suburbs, and Maywood.

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