Former DuPage County Prosecutors at Your Side
Drug trafficking arrests do not always result from large numbers of illegal narcotics or prescription drugs. Small amounts can lead to serious federal charges. You could even face conspiracy charges without any drugs in your possession. Regardless of the circumstances that led up to your arrest for drug trafficking, you must protect your rights.
At Marquardt & Belmonte, P.C., we represent DuPage County residents facing serious, life-changing federal charges of drug trafficking. Our criminal defense attorneys combine 115 years of experience and knowledge of state and federal laws with insight as former DuPage County prosecutors. That point of view has helped our clients have drug trafficking charges reduced or dismissed altogether.
Wheaton Drug Trafficking Lawyers Protecting Your Rights
Whether it is your first offense or you have prior convictions, we provide an aggressive defense. Police officers and investigators will want you to talk about a drug offense before calling an attorney. They will claim to have your best interests in mind. However, the complexity of your case coupled with search and seizure issues require you to assert your rights, starting with the right to be silent.
Multiple years in prison, significant fines and the possibility of a "three-strikes" law violation raise the stakes in these cases. We attend to every detail, starting with the steps law enforcement took prior to your arrest, including:
- Controlled drug buys from an undercover officer or informant
- Search warrants and the affidavits submitted to obtain it
- Wiretaps to secure evidence specifically for conspiracy charges
- Consent to search a home or car by someone other than you
- Traffic stops that result in large quantities of a marijuana or other illegal narcotics found
- Intent to sell issues based on quantity of drugs found
Drug trafficking crimes are oftentimes charged as federal crimes. Add to that conspiracy charges and a possible conviction threatens not only your freedom, but also your future. Job searches and professional license pursuits become extremely difficult, if not impossible.
Consult With a DuPage County Drug Sales Lawyer
To schedule a free initial consultation, contact us online to speak with an attorney, or call our office in the Chicago area and locally at 630-517-3279 or toll free at 888-349-0695. Our office is conveniently located near the courthouse in Wheaton, Illinois.
Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request.
We accept credit cards for all fees.