Chalk it up to the war on drugs or an eagerness for law enforcement to reach their quotas, a number of otherwise law-abiding individuals are slapped with harsh penalties for the possession of drugs. In many cases, simply living in the same house as somebody with a plastic baggie containing marijuana can result in time behind bars. The implications of such an arrest don’t end there, however. The long-term impact of a drug conviction could include being labeled a convicted felon for life thereby resulting in difficulty obtaining a job or a residence. If you’ve been charged with a drug or cannabis crime, you need to be aware of and take action to minimize the potential impact on your record. Representation by an experienced caring Chicago drug crime attorney is the best first step in protecting your future.. You can depend on Raymond G. Wigell and his team at WIGELL CRIMINAL DEFENSE to guide you through this stressful situation.
Types Of Drug Crimes Handled By Wigell Criminal Defense
The term “drug crime” can refer to a wide array of cases. Possession is one of the most common, with well over one million arrests taking place on an annual basis. The potential sentence and penalty for a possession charge may be increased if the defendant is also charged with Intent to Deliver (Sell), Delivery, Manufacturing, Conspiracy or Money laundering.
WIGELL CRIMINAL DEFENSE has successfully represented clients in serious drug offenses:
- Drug Trafficking
- Money Laundering related to Drug Charges
- Possession of a Controlled Substance
- Delivery of Controlled Substance
- Distribution of Controlled Substance
- Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance
- Possession/Delivery within 1000 feet of School
- Possession of Narcotics/Cocaine/Heroin/Methamphetamine
- Possession of Cannabis/Marijuana
- Possession of Club Drugs/Ecstasy/Ecstasy/GHB/Liquid G
- Manufacture or Delivery of Controlled Substances
- Drug Conspiracy
The possession of a weapon at the same time as the drug charge will also significantly enhance the sentence. No matter the nature of your current drug charges, attorney Raymond Wigell has the decades of experience needed to protect your rights and is eager to serve as your legal advocate.
Attorney Raymond Wigell: Focus on the Rights of the Accused.
Certain individuals charged with drug crimes are the result of overly aggressive tactics by the Federal, Illinois or Chicago law enforcement.
Task forces that combine the resources of local and Federal law enforcement agencies use sophisticated methods to make their cases. Cyber surveillance of social media and cell phones are now the norm in these investigations.
The use of CI’s (confidential informants) is often used to lure a person into a “drug deal” situation. This provides law enforcement with the opportunity to make arrests and because the CI is not the police avoids the “entrapment defense”.
WIGELL CRIMINAL DEFENSE has represented individuals in most if not all of these investigative scenarios. We provide aggressive and sophisticated defense methods to protect our clients. Our knowledge of the cyber and “street” investigative techniques used by the police serves our client’s well.
This client orientated defense approach includes a complete review of the methods used, the facts and circumstances and the rights of the accused. Review of law enforcement’s violation of the person’s constitutional rights under the 4th and 5th Amendments is always an important part of our process. Search and seizure concepts and the accused’s right to remain silent are always thoroughly considered.
The importance of Alternative Sentencing and a holistic approach to persons charged in drug crimes is essential.
A non- judgmental attitude and holistic representation are the keystones of our firm’s drug crime practice. Attorney Raymond Wigell and his team are aware and respectful of the pressures on the accused and their families when facing drug charges on top of dealing with the dynamic of addiction. This understanding by Wigell Criminal Defense Chicago drug crimes attorneys and staff is the basis of our approach. We will fight to give you, your friend or family member a second chance by pursuing an approach based on rehabilitation, not punishment. To achieve this goal, we coordinate with a variety of professionals who work with drug abusers on a daily basis, including physicians, psychologists, social workers and drug counselors. In many cases we have achieved the goal of shifting the court’s focus from harsh punishments to the opportunity for recovery and redemption through rehabilitation.