Being accused of a drug crime is a difficult situation to be in, however, facing a conviction is even more challenging, as it can have far-reaching effects into many areas of your life. If you have been accused of a committing a drug crime in Illinois, the knowledgeable and experienced Schaumburg drug crime lawyers at Glasgow & Olsson can help. Specifically, they will take all measures necessary to reduce the chances that you will be convicted, and help you to assess other options that may be available to you in your particular case. Our attorneys have helped hundreds of clients throughout the Chicago, Schaumburg, Rolling Meadows, and Cook County areas to avoid convictions. When avoiding a conviction was not possible, our efforts have often led to a significant reduction in our clients’ charges for the following
If you have been charged with a drug crime, such as possession or dealing, you may already be aware of some of the consequences that you will likely experience if convicted. For example, driving under the influence of even the smallest amount of a drug can result in a fine of up to $25,000 and a sentence of up to 28 years in prison if someone was injured or killed as a result of your actions.
Similarly, if you are charged with drug possession, the prosecution must prove that the controlled substance was under your control with either actual (physical) possession or constructive (dominion) possession. For constructive possession of drugs to be proven, it must be found that the defendant possessed drugs with the intent and capability to maintain control and dominion over it even if they had not been in physical contact with the controlled substance. Typically, those charged with possession, but did not have physical contact with the drugs, include homeowners, car owners, or apartment tenants where the controlled substances were found.
In addition to fines and incarceration, a drug crime conviction could affect your life in many ways for years to come. Employers often ask questions about criminal offenses on job applications. If you are thinking of pursuing a career that would require you to obtain a security clearance or a professional license, you may have difficulty obtaining the clearance or license that you need. Even your ability to obtain student loans maybe affected by your criminal conviction.
Our attorneys assist clients with the following drug charges in Illinois:
If you have been accused of a drug crime, your freedom is at risk. A skilled attorney can help you to protect your freedom by reducing your penalties or getting the charges against you dismissed whenever possible. In some cases, your arrest may be able to be expunged, or cleared from your record. The options that are available to you will vary, however, depending upon the unique circumstances of your case. Our experienced Schaumburg drug crime attorneys at Glasgow & Olsson can help you to understand the risks and benefits of each possible course of action that is available to you, and look forward to making a difference in your case.
If you have been accused of a drug crime in Illinois, you deserve the best possible defense available. For further information, or to arrange an initial consultation, contact our aggressive defense attorneys today at 847.577.8700. We look forward to providing you with superior legal representation.
In a world of chaos, pain, survival of the fittest and ever increasing crime… it is critical not to just protect yourself with tools but also with the right people on your team. My choice is Glasgow & Olsson. His impeccable track record & experience makes him untouchable. With an empathetic heart, shoulder to cry on, he listens and will help you through the worst & best of times. I highly recommend him for retainment if you have a CCL, need to create a trust/will/prenuptial/power of attorney/etc., opening a business, going through a separation or custody battle or if you were involved in a crime-DUI, murder, etc. Tom’s team is THE BEST. You are welcome to use me as a referral!
Tom, I just wanted to let you know I am very happy with the outcome of my DUI case. Thank you for your hard work and for treating me as a valued client. You went above and beyond to get me the decision you got. I was hoping for that kind of decision but knew it would be difficult to get it. I don’t know of any other CDL drivers who has received a DUI and not lost their job. I would also like to mention how attentive you were. I was surprised at how fast you returned phone calls and emails. In my dealing with attorneys in the past they are usually very slow to return calls and emails, sometimes days before I heard back. It’s those types of attorneys that give attorneys a bad reputation. You are the exception to the rule and take your job serious and treat your clients in a professional manner and as an asset, You listen to their concerns and work on getting them the outcome they are looking for not just what’s the quickest and easiest solution. In my case you could have easily taken the district attorney’s offer at the first court date of supervision disregarding the summary suspension that would have occurred and then just said there is nothing I can do about the summary suspension. But you knowing my needs of retaining my job if possible chose to postpone the court date in order to try and work out the summary suspension knowing that a supervision on the criminal case wasn’t going to keep my license if I received a summary suspension anyway. That is what really set you apart from most attorneys. I think most of them would have jumped on the supervision on the criminal case without worrying about the summary suspension. Once again THANK YOU very much. Please feel free to use this letter on your website or any other promotional tool as I would highly recommend you as an attorney in any criminal case.
Out of state business professional stopped by troopers while paying toll at toll both and ultimately charged with DUI on Schaumburg, IL interstate. This charge put me in a life- changing situation and with no time to waste, I needed immediate professional counsel. I found Mr. Glasgow online and saw that his offices had outstanding client feedback. Gave Mr. Glasgow’s office a call and immediately felt like I was in good hands after the free consultation. Communication, expertise and consistency are 3 qualities this firm has mastered. In a legal crisis those qualities are essential. Anytime I called or emailed Mr. Glasgow’s office during the course of my case, I received immediate honest answers and understanding to the current status of my case. We went to trial and Judge ruled not guilty. Very satisfied with the outcome of my court case. I highly recommend Mr. Glasgow and his firm. Thanks again.
Write something… I can’t begin to say how lucky I am to have Mr. Glasgow for my attorney. That goes for all his staff too!
If you need a caring attorney who is compassionate and honest this is the firm you need to call. Nicest most caring attorney I have ever met.
Tom has been our lawyer for many years now for multiple reasons…and I want tell everyone out there that not only can this man do his job well he has exceeded all expectations. He not only takes care of your legal matters but he truly cares about his clients and their families. There are not enough words and thank yous in the world to say for what he has done for us and I feel truly blessed that we found him!!!!
Mr. Glasgow and his staff got right to work as soon as I reached out to them. From the beginning, Tom took charge and never looked back. He was direct and forward with his expectations from me as a client and took care of the rest. His commanding presence can be felt in every room he walks into and he uses his expertise to benefit every client he sees. I trust this law firm 100% with even the most personal of matters. Thank you so much for your help.
We hired Mr. Glasgow to help my son. My son was facing some possible serious consequences. Mr. Glasgow told my son he would help him and he really came through. We were extremely pleased with the outcome of my son’s case. Mr. Glasgow is a phenomenal attorney and we would recommend him in a heartbeat to anyone needing legal help.
Thomas Glasgow is absolutely the BEST attorney I have EVER met! Regardless of your legal issue, you must see him first. His sincere care for his clients, compassion, understanding, communication, knowledge, analytical mind, negotiating skills and unwavering perseverance is supreme.
I’ve never felt unsure of the outcome of any case Tom and Stephanie have represented me in. Genuine, yet tenacious attorneys with a plethora of knowledge. They have gone above and beyond all my expectations with both traffic and family court. Don’t go with any one else but this firm!