Illinois Heroin Defense Attorney
DuPage County Heroin Defense Lawyer Provides Aggressive Representation
If you have been charged or arrested for heroin possession or sale in Illinois, you need experienced legal representation as soon as possible. Prosecutors in the state are determined to wage a vigorous campaign against drug manufacturers, users, and distributors across the State. You should not speak to anyone about the charges against you without a lawyer by your side. Our skilled drug defense attorneys in the law offices of McPherson Harry & Associates, P.C. bring decades of experience in effectively defending clients facing heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy, methamphetamines, and prescription drug charges throughout northwest Chicago and the suburbs.
Defending Heroin Charges in Chicago and Cook County
It does not take much heroin for you to wind up facing felony drug charges in Illinois. Under State law, it is illegal to possess any amount of heroin, and possessing larger amounts could result in more serious charges, such as intent to distribute or trafficking if you were found with 10 or more grams of heroin. The penalties for felony heroin possession include:
- 10-15 grams - fine up to $250,000 and/or 4-15 years in prison
- 15-100 grams - fine up to $500,000 and/or 6-30 years in prison
- 100-400 grams - fine up to $500,000 or street value and/or 9-40 years in prison
- 400-900 grams - fine up to $500,000 or street value and/or 12-50 years in prison
- Over 900 grams - fine up to $500,000 or street value and/or 15-60 years
- These penalties could increase further if is use or possession of a gun at the time of the drug arrest.
The attorneys at Kathryn L. Harry and Associates, P.C. will fight for your rights. We will develop an effective defense strategy that may get your heroin charges and fines dismissed or reduced. We can challenge your arrest, the legality of the search, and pursue an agreement with prosecutors for drug treatment rather than jail time. If you don't have a lengthy criminal history, you have a better chance of getting probation. Contact us to discuss the charges and defense strategies that can improve your outcome. We offer a free initial consultation and affordable rates for prompt, effective representation. We have three convenient offices in the Chicago area, and serve DuPage, Cook, Will, and Kane Counties.