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Naperville Drug Manufacturing or Delivery Lawyer

Defense Attorney for Manufacturing or Delivery of a Controlled Substance

Contrary to what most people believe, drug trafficking charges are not reserved for drug smugglers and people who distribute large quantities of controlled substances. Drug trafficking charges are often a function of the quantity of certain drugs found on a person at the time of his or her arrest. For example, in the state of Illinois, if you are arrested with more than 5 grams of cocaine, you can be charged with "intent to sell." Additionally, prosecutors often introduce conspiracy charges in drug trafficking cases. Conspiracy charges allege that you and others were involved in planning to commit a crime. In order to be convicted on drug conspiracy charges, prosecutors do not have to show that you actually sold drugs or that you committed a crime. Prosecutors need only prove that two or more people joined together and planned on committing a crime. As a result, a drug possession case can involve very serious drug charges after prosecutors decide how they want to charge you.

At the criminal defense Law Office of Philip R. Nathe, we work with our own investigators and forensic experts in drug trafficking cases. If involved in a case early on, we may be able to pre-empt certain charges or have the charges against you reduced when it is clear there is not enough evidence to support drug trafficking charges. To schedule a free, confidential consultation and discuss your case, contact drug trafficking defense lawyer Philip Nathe today.

Facing Drug Trafficking Charges

The Law Office of Philip Nathe defends people charged with drug trafficking involving all types of controlled substances, including:

Asset Forfeitures and Drug Trafficking Charges

Under state and federal law, the government can seize property and assets it believes were acquired with the proceeds from illegal drug activity. In most cases involving charges of drug trafficking and possession, a person's car is impounded and seized by the authorities. However, in cases where there is evidence of drug manufacturing on a person's property, the person could lose their home.

Additionally, asset forfeitures are civil cases that are separate from the criminal case against you. As a result, even if you are found "not guilty" of drug trafficking charges, you could still lose your property in a forfeiture case. In fact, it is not beyond the government to use forfeiture against a suspect in order to freeze bank accounts and make it more difficult for them to defend themselves. As your attorney, Mr. Nathe can challenge a forfeiture by demanding that the government provide proof to proceed. In many cases, our office can pre-empt a forfeiture by showing that the government does not have enough proof to justify their case.

Contact Our Naperville Drug Manufacturing Defense Attorney

Drug trafficking charges are serious and demand an experienced narcotics trafficking defense attorney who understands how prosecutors and investigators think. As a former assistant state's attorney, Mr. Nathe understands firsthand how investigators use unreliable informants and questionable interrogation techniques to build cases against those suspected or charged with drug trafficking.

To schedule a free, confidential consultation to discuss your case, contact Naperville, Illinois drug trafficking defense attorney Philip Nathe at 630-416-7600.

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