Drug Charges

drug chargesNeed a defense attorney in Chicago? Then contact us. When you hire the criminal attorneys at Gruszeczki & Smith Law, you are hiring seasoned trial attorneys who are comfortable defending the accused before judges and juries. We will vigorously represent our clients charged with the possession, sale, manufacture, or delivery of illegal drugs or narcotics.

A conviction for the possession of illegal drugs can carry a significant prison sentence. A conviction for the delivery, manufacture or trafficking of illegal drugs warrants even stiffer penalties. Narcotics related offenses can range from misdemeanors all the way up to Class X felonies, with the potential for long sentences in the penitentiary and heavy fines. A conviction can have a negative impact on job interviews and school applications. If you have been charged with a drug related offense, you need experienced legal representation. The attorneys at Gruszeczki & Smith Law are former prosecutors at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. Our experience gives our clients a distinct edge in court defending these crimes.

Whether you have been charged with the possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of cannabis (marijuana) or possession of a controlled substance (including cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, meth, or another illegal substance) Gruszeczki & Smith Law can help. As former prosecutors who have spent the majority of our careers prosecuting drug and gun cases, our vast experience can help you defend your rights- be it in federal or state court. We have experience with every type of drug related offense, including possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, delivery of a controlled substance, criminal drug conspiracy, and drug trafficking offenses. We have also successfully tried gun cases including, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, aggravated UUW, armed violence, and armed habitual criminal.

To effectively protect your rights, contact the attorneys at Gruszeczki & Smith Law immediately following an arrest. Our defense of your case begins the moment we are contacted. Our experience can also help you locate a loved one in custody after he or she has been arrested. We will represent the accused when a bond is set in court through the trial, if necessary. We will aggressively advocate for you from your initial arrest, at bond court, at the preliminary hearing, at asset forfeiture proceedings, at motions, and if necessary, through trial. At Gruszeczki & Smith Law, we defend your rights in pretrial motions and throughout your case so you are in the strongest possible position to win at trial.

In drug cases, the police will often violate an accused’s constitutional rights to obtain evidence though illegal searches and seizures. As former prosecutors, Mr. Gruszeczki and Mr. Smith have extensive experience in court handling hearings to suppress and throw out evidence that was illegally obtained by the police. We have extensive experience evaluating how the police obtained the evidence against the accused and analyzing the legal implications of these issues in court. Because we worked with the police, we recognize the mistakes the police make and use those mistakes for your benefit. We will aggressively defend our clients’ rights. The attorneys at Gruszeczki & Smith Law are skilled trial lawyers who will be ready to fight for you in court in front of a judge or a jury. While our firm’s goal is to win the case at trial and receive a verdict of not guilty, often times it is possible to beat a case before the trial begins by excluding the prosecution’s evidence. We will attack the prosecution’s case, seeking the best possible outcome for our clients.

For free consultation with experienced Chicago criminal defense lawyers about drugs or narcotics charges, contact Gruszeczki & Smith Law at 312.253.7343. We are also available by email using the form to the right.