Developing and Expanding Defense Options in Drug Crime Cases

If you have been arrested and charged with offenses ranging from marijuana possession to distribution or trafficking charges under Illinois law, contact a criminal defense lawyer at Shaw Law Ltd. in Waukegan. We offer free in-office consultations for people who need dependable advice, and energetic advocacy for serious criminal charges in Chicago’s northern collar counties.

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Our first goal in drug crime defense is to beat the charges through dismissal. If we can convince the prosecution that it can’t prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt, it will probably choose not to pursue the charges. In many situations, we can explore the possibility of a suppression motion, which aims to show that the evidence against you in the form of drugs or cash was unlawfully discovered and seized.

When the evidence against you is likely to stand up to a challenge, we’ll look for ways to protect you from the worst consequences of a conviction. There are usually good options for negotiating a plea on favorable terms, such as reducing a felony charge to a misdemeanor, or amending a “nonsupervisionable” charge to one that allows for supervision, which won’t appear on your record. Our goal is to keep you eligible for expungement or sealed records.

Our criminal defense attorneys advise clients about their defense options for the full range of Illinois drug charges:

  • Unlawful possession of marijuana, cocaine, prescription drugs or other controlled substances
  • Possession with intent to distribute
  • Delivery of a controlled substance
  • Seizure of drugs, cash or paraphernalia associated with drug sales
  • Drug charges against juveniles, college students or licensed professionals

While representing people charged with drug offenses, we take other important interests in your life into account to make sure that an otherwise attractive plea agreement won’t have unintended consequences for school, student loans or a professional license.

To learn more about our approach to client service in drug crime defense, contact Shaw Law Ltd. in Waukegan for a free in-office consultation with an experienced attorney.

Meet Mark L. Shaw

Mark Shaw founded the firm in 1995. Previously, he was a trial lawyer at Winston & Strawn. He received a B.S. Pharm., with honors, from Purdue University, and a J.D., magna cum laude, from Indiana University. He is a licensed pharmacist having practiced in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky.


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