Possession of a Controlled Substance

Peoria Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help With Your Charges

Drug possession, or “possession of a controlled substance,” is one of the most common drug offenses charged by law enforcement. The severity of these charges can vary dramatically depending on the circumstances of the alleged offense, but drug possession can always result in very serious penalties. It requires knowledgeable and vigilant counsel to challenge these allegations and ensure the rights of the accused are protected.

If you have been charged with possession of a controlled substance, then I invite you to contact my firm, Miller Law Offices, P.C. today. I founded my firm on a philosophy of client-centric advocacy and the diligence and case results that I have secured for my clients has been industry-recognized time and time again. At my firm, clients are never just another case number and I can ensure that they will be given every consideration that they deserve before a decision or settlement is rendered.

It is possible to face the allegations against you with confidence. Contact my firm to speak with a capable and proven Peoria criminal defense lawyer today.

Important Drug Possession Factors

Like in many other states, the drug laws of Illinois are complex. There are many different factors to consider, including the type of drugs involved. Illinois categorizes controlled substances into five different schedules, Schedule I representing the most addictive and harmful narcotics, and Schedule V representing substances that have been deemed significantly less dangerous (like prescription medications). A complete list of these substances and their corresponding schedules can be found in 720 ILCS 570/100.

The severity of a drug possession charge can also depend on:

  • The quantity of the substance found
  • The criminal record of the accused
  • Where the alleged possession occurred
  • Whether or not firearms were present

For more specific information on your drug possession charge and the criminal penalties you may face, contact me at my firm today. I am ready to review the circumstances of your arrest and, if necessary, begin mounting a thorough and aggressive defense on your behalf.

It’s your future—don’t hesitate to defend it. Contact me to request a free case evaluation today.