• White Collar Crime
  • Traffic Violations
  • Drug Crimes
  • Expungements
  • Violent Crimes
  • Sex Crimes
  • DUI

Illinois Prescription Drug Charges Defense Lawyer

DuPage County Attorney Defends Prescription Drug Charges

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 attorneys at McPherson Harry & Associates, P.C. have successfully represented clients facing charges related to the unlawful use, possession and/or deliver of prescription drugs in courtrooms throughout Northwest Illinois 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 seriousness 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, which is why they are classified 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 range for illegal prescription drugs can from 1-3 years or 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.

If you are someone you know is accused of possessing or unlawfully obtaining prescription drugs, do not take this as a trivial matter. It is far from it. The attorneys at McPherson Harry & Associates, P.C.know the consequences can be severe and a conviction can cost you your freedom and finances and impact every aspect of your life. Asserting and protecting you 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 Northwest Illinois. We know how to negotiate your charges and resolve your case to your best advantage. Contact us to discuss your case in a free initial consultation. We have three convenient offices in the Chicago area, and serve DuPage, Cook, Will, and Kane counties.

The National Trial Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Newsweek Showcase
10.0 Avvo Rating

Practice Areas

A Different Kind of Law Firm:

  • Know the TRUTH:  You will discuss the nature of the charges filed (or about to be filed) against you with an attorney who speaks plainly and does not use legal-ease.
  • Realize more OPTIONS:  We work for you as a team to defend your rights.  Our ability to see all sides of an issue is not an accident.
  • Budget your MONEY: Legal fees are always discussed upfront so there are no surprises.
  • Expand the POSSIBILITIES:  You will receive an honest opinion as to what we think are the available defenses at a trial, what plea bargains are likely to be offered, and what is likely to happen in the event of conviction.
  • Enjoy the CONVENIENCE: You may have a free initial consultation over the phone or in our office.

 

  • DCBA
  • ISBA
  • McPherson Harry & Associates, P.C. BBB Business Review
  • Avvo Rated Lawyer
  • Main Office:
    1200 Harger Rd., Oak Brook, IL 60523
    (630) 472-9700
  • Visa, Mastercard, Discover and PayPal Accepted

    Se Habla Español

Contact

Contact us today

Call (630) 472-9700 or fill out the form below. We will be in touch promptly.