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.
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.
Mr. Glasgow, I want to thank you for all you have done for our son. I have been praying for years that I can get past this and you have done that for me. It was a pleasure knowing you. All my prayers have been answered. You have a wonderful day and thank you again.
Tom has been there for my family for somewhere around 4 to 5 years now as our lawyer. He has helped my family legally multiple times and from what a can tell has done miracles. I respect him and his knowledge more than I can say and trust him for that. The best thing I can say about Thomas Glasgow is that he is the kind of lawyer that truly cares about his clients and what’s best for them. I have personally seen him go above and beyond multiple times than what he even remotely had to. He is extremely prompt responding to you and is very efficient with his cases. He also has a heart of gold but is blunt with you on what to expect and how outcomes truly look. He’s not just another lawyer looking to make as much money as possible. He puts his clients best interest ahead of anything else.
If I could give him a million stars I would. Tom Glasgow exceeded every expectation I had regarding my case. Like most in any type of legal situation I was terrified with no idea of what to do and then I met Tom. From day one Tom made it a point to establish
a level of confidence in his ability to represent me as a client. This was done with his genuine personality and overall love for his career as an attorney. Both him and his team were with me every step of the way, they took the time to walk me through the next steps of my case and thoroughly explain every detail as we went. This allowed me to establish a level of trust and reassurance with his team. Ultimately, I knew that at the end of the day they had my back and never once made me concerned or question his legal capabilities. Overall Tom and his team made me feel like an extremely valued client and will ALWAYS recommend him to anyone that finds themselves in a legal situation similar to mine.
Tom was highly recommended by a personal friend (another attorney) to assist me in a civil matter. Tom took the time to get to know me and my situation, and it was very clear from the beginning that he had my best interests at heart. I felt very comfortable with his demeanor, expertise and most importantly his compassionate approach. Tom was always available when needed and instilled confidence as I dealt with a challenging situation. I highly recommend Tom for any legal needs. He is amazing attorney with a kind heart.
Tom Glasgow is amazing. He has handled several criminal expungement and professional licensing matters for me. Each case had a great result, and I have Attorney Glasgow to thank for that. I would highly recommend him for anyone needing help in criminal law, expungements, and administrative matters. Tom will never let you down!
Very professional and personable! Exceeded my expectations on the overall outcome of my case. I was very pleased with my representation. Removed the stress and anxiety from the formal process. Reassuring and straight forward the entire way from start to finish. 10/10 would recommend to friends and family for potential future representation.
Tom is an amazing attorney and so attentive to smallest details as well as the big problems. He and Stephanie are an amazing team. Your whole office does good work. Thank you!
Mr. Glasgow is one of the most professional attorneys I know. He goes above and beyond to communicate with his clients. He is very clear about what to expect from the beginning. He is passionate, understanding, honest and makes himself available to his clients. I highly recommend Mr. Glasgow to anyone who is in need for legal counseling.
If you are reading this you are probably feeling stressed and anxious either for yourself or someone you love. I understand. My story: because Illinois has no look back period for old DUIs, even those more than thirty years old, I was in a panic when I was stopped in August 2019. Looking for the very best lawyer to represent me, I painstakingly researched attorneys online and met with several in person. At my first meeting with Thomas Glasgow I was impressed with his expertise and experience. He was forthright about my alternatives: because of the long ago DUI’s, either I would serve significant prison time or be acquitted. No middle ground. However, he was also confident that he could help me. His first recommendation was to contest the summary suspension of my license and against my expectations he succeeded in overturning it. Because of COVID and other delays, it would take another 12 months before the DUI trial would take place. During this prolonged and anxious time Thomas was attentive to all my questions and concerns and always treated me with respect and understanding. At trial Thomas’ years of experience were plain to see. His questioning of the arresting officers was highly organized and thorough. His demeanor was tough but polite. After hearing Thomas’ expert presentation and seeing the body cam video, the judge found me not guilty. I highly recommend Thomas Glasgow of Glasgow and Olsson. Thomas saved me. He has a combination of quality human traits and impressive legal skills which set him far above most in his profession.