Legal Protection Against Prescription Drug Charges
Across the United States, there is an increasing emphasis on prescription drug abuse. As a result, many states are imposing harsher penalties on those deemed to be in illegal possession of prescription drugs. In Illinois, prescription drug charges can have a serious impact on your freedom, your financial stability and your ability to obtain gainful employment. It’s often with the assistance of a capable attorney that individuals are able to avoid the harshest penalties under the law.
Spector | Baker Attorneys and Counselors at Law has provided thorough criminal defense to individuals in the Evanston and Chicago area for decades. Attorney Michael E. Baker understands the severity of the consequences, and, in turn, takes pride in placing clients in the best possible positions to either reduce the charges or have them dropped.
As an experienced trial attorney, Mr. Baker is always ready to take your case to a jury. However, when necessary, he will negotiate with the opposing counsel if you deem together that it’s in your best interests.
Veteran, Assertive Legal Assistance
While prescription drug charges are most often associated with driving violations, you will still face stiff consequences even for possessing a single pill without a prescription. In Illinois, possession of Xanax, OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet or other controlled substances without a prescription can lead to serious felony charges. For more serious offenses, such as prescription forgery, even as a first-time offender, can result in a six-figure fine and prison time.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may bear the full brunt of the law. Mr. Baker is on your side to make sure that your rights are protected.
Contact Mr. Baker For Help
To learn more about how the Cook County attorney at Spector | Baker Attorneys and Counselors at Law can assist you, schedule a consultation by calling 312-782-4640 or by using the online form.