Chicago Drug Crime Defense Attorneys
In their zeal to fight the drug wars, law enforcement and prosecutors will, all too often, forget about Constitutional rights. If you have been questioned or arrested for a drug offense, talk to a drug crime defense lawyer at Ralph E. Meczyk & Associates in Chicago, IL.
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You have rights — including the right to an attorney. If you have been arrested or if you are asked any questions related to a drug crime, you should not talk to anyone without first speaking with an attorney. Prosecutors and police officers can take almost any remark you make, even something said sarcastically our out of context, and use it against you.
- Know your rights. You have the right to a lawyer, the right to a jury trial, the right to cross-examine witnesses, the right against self-incrimination, the right to produce evidence and the right to confront your accusers. Make sure you know your rights and that you have a lawyer who will protect those rights.
- Why were you stopped? If you were stopped on the highway, if your home was searched or if your person was searched, did the police have probable cause to do so? Was there a properly obtained search warrant? Were you stopped because of racial profiling? Your attorney can challenge the evidence obtained during a search if it was done illegally.
- What are the charges? The more serious the charge, the more you need a lawyer who is experienced in defending clients accused of drug offenses. We have years of courtroom experience fighting drug offense charges. Mr. Meczyk has handled national and international drug trafficking and drug distribution charges as well as drug manufacturing and drug cultivation charges. Our clients have been accused in cases involving marijuana, cocaine, heroin, crystal meth, methamphetamines, ecstasy, prescription drugs (such as Xanax, OxyContin, Percocet and Valium) and others.
- We have earned a national reputation. Our criminal defense lawyers have defended clients in states throughout the nation. Lawyers and their clients know our law firm and Mr. Meczyk by reputation — we are known for our knowledge of drug offense laws, our ability to build a strong defense, and our passionate, aggressive, effective representation in the courtroom.
Drug offenses carry severe penalties. Contact a defense lawyer who understands the seriousness of the charges and who has the experience you need. Check out our representative cases and call us at any time of day or night.
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