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Komie and Associates

Illinois Drug Charges Defense Lawyer

McHenry County Drug Arrest Defense Attorney

Attorney Defending Clients in Major Drug Cases in Cook County, DuPage County, and Throughout Illinois

The so-called "war on drugs" has brought about a great deal of overreach by law enforcement, and as officers pursue major drug busts and crack down on drug trafficking, they often use illegal methods and violate people's rights against unreasonable search and seizure. Police officers and prosecutors aggressively pursue convictions in major drug cases, but a good defense lawyer will recognize when the rights of their clients have been violated and seek to have the charges dismissed.

If you have been charged with a drug crime, you need an experienced attorney who will ensure that your rights are protected. At Komie and Associates, our attorneys work hard to defend our clients against unlawful arrests and ensure that any evidence which was obtained illegally is not admissible in court.

Defenses Against Drug Charges

Throughout over 40 years of litigating criminal defense cases, our attorneys have built up a great deal of experience defending clients charged with drug crimes. Successful defense in these cases requires a comprehensive understanding of the law and an ability to identify the pertinent details that can be used to present a strong case. Some common strategies we use to defend our clients include:

  • Improper Investigation Methods - Law enforcement officials must follow certain procedures when conducting an investigation, and they must have probable cause to make an arrest. In some cases, officers engage in profiling, such as pulling over a truck because it has out of state license plate, even though it was from a major provider that operates vehicles throughout the country. If any policies or laws were violated during the investigation, the evidence and testimonies collected may be inadmissible in court.
  • Illegal Search and Seizure - Law enforcement officers are often overzealous when performing searches, leading them to violate people's rights. Evidence which was obtained illegally, such as by searching someone's car without permission or a warrant, is not admissible in court.
  • Missing Evidence - Drugs or money seized during an arrest and any other evidence gathered, such as blood samples, can go missing during the course of an investigation and criminal case. If a prosecutor is unable to produce evidence, the case may be dismissed.
  • Extenuating Circumstances - Certain circumstances pertinent to a client's case, such as substance abuse or mental health issues, may allow for treatment in lieu of jail time or probation, and in some cases, they may allow charges to be reduced or dismissed.

A History of Successful Criminal Defense

Attorney Stephen M. Komie has successfully defended many clients against drug charges, and the results speak for themselves:

"Stephen Komie was so competent, considerate, and such a good advocate for my son, who was facing cannabis trafficking charges. The mandatory sentencing laws in Illinois are draconian, and Mr. Komie was successful in having the worst of the charges dropped in spite of the over-zealous efforts by the state's magistrate." - David

"I was charged with a very vague conspiracy to transport marijuana for sale. I was facing 97 to 112 months in prison. Mr. Komie's knowledge of Federal law allowed him to convince the Federal Judge that I had already served jail time in Pima County, Arizona for the same offense. The result was 270 days of electronic monitoring followed by one year of probation. Considering that I admitted to transporting more than 1,000 kilos of pot, I believe that Mr. Komie's presentation to the court was responsible for my more than fair sentence." - James

If you have been arrested for a drug crime, you should contact the offices of Komie and Associates as soon as possible. Our skilled attorneys will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your arrest and aggressively represent you in court to help you achieve the best possible outcome. Contact an Illinois drug crimes attorney today at 312-263-2800 to schedule a free consultation. We serve clients in Chicago, Springfield, Rock Island, Quincy, and throughout Illinois.

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