Many people associate drug trafficking charges with being a mid to high-level drug dealer. However, you can be charged with drug trafficking based on having a relatively small amount of drugs in your possession. In fact, you could be charged with conspiracy to commit drug trafficking—a charge that carries similar penalties—without having any drugs in your possession at all. At Glasgow & Olsson in Schaumburg, Illinois, our lawyers have the experience to help you meet the challenges of an arrest on drug trafficking or conspiracy charges.
If you are arrested with five grams or more of cocaine in your possession, you can be charged with intent to sell. Intent to sell is a Class 1 felony subject to a minimum of four years in prison. If you are arrested with more than 15 grams of cocaine in your possession, you can be charged with a Class X felony, which subjects you to a minimum of 6 years in prison. Moreover, you may even face life imprisonment on a drug charge under the Illinois Habitual Criminals Statute or, three-strikes law, which dictates that you can go to prison for the rest of your life if you have two Class X convictions on your record and receive a third Class X conviction.
Drug trafficking is usually charged as a federal crime and is often paired with conspiracy charges. Conspiracy accuses you of actively planning with one or more persons to commit a crime. In fact, prosecutors do not have to prove that you actually sold drugs or that a crime was even committed. All they have to show is that two or more people came together and planned to commit a crime. Police often use wiretaps to collect evidence for conspiracy charges.
At Glasgow & Olsson, we will aggressively defend drug trafficking charges, and have been successful in many cases by challenging the validity of any search and seizure. We have also successfully challenged the elements of conspiracy charges and generally handle all types of drug charges, including sale of cocaine, heroin, marijuana, meth, ecstasy, and fraudulent prescriptions such as Oxycontyn.
We want to hear about your case to see how we can help you. Contact our Schaumburg law office to schedule your initial consultation. Se habla español. Please call 847.577.8700.
Higher integrity I have never known. Attorneys with better experience you will not find.
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.
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.
I appreciate your services.
Thanks A LOT Tom!! You were great to work with.
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!
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.
Couldn’t be more happier and satisfied with having Tom and Stephanie handling my case. They were very responsive whenever I needed them and they were always able to explain my options to me in the easiest possible way. Their adroitness helped me get the needed outcome in my case. You can rest assured you are in good hands with them. Mental peace was what I felt the most working with them as they showed a personal connection that is usually missing.
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.
Thomas is worth more than his weight in Gold. Not many challenge themselves like he does to earn these accolades.
I cannot begin to describe just how helpful Thomas Glasgow and his team was. He met with me 1 day after contacting him regarding my case. He was direct and honest with his expectations from me as a client and took care of the rest. His responsiveness to all my questions was quick and diligent. I felt as though I had hired the best professional in the area. His presence is felt in every room he walks into and his results are that of a true expert in the field. Thank you for everything.