Drug Crime Attorneys in Peoria, IL

Defending Clients Against Drug Charges

Here in Illinois, even minor drug offenses can carry serious, long-term penalties. When a conviction for a drug crime has been entered on a person's record, it not only comes with fines and jail time — it can also affect career and educational opportunities for years to come.

Schierer & Ritchie, LLC is prepared to assist clients with drug charges ranging from simple possession to interstate trafficking. No matter what charges you face, we strive to find the resolution that will have the least disruptive impact on your life. When our Peoria drug crime attorneys take on a case, we always examine evidence and witness testimony to seek out ways we can assist our clients. If we spot weaknesses or inaccuracies in the state's case, we know how to use the situation to your advantage.

We take on the following types of drug cases in Peoria and the surrounding Illinois communities:

  • Drug possession
  • Marijuana possession or cultivation
  • Drug manufacturing
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession with intent to sell/distribute
  • Drug distribution
  • Drug trafficking
  • Prescription drug crimes
  • Drug crimes involving minors
  • Federal drug crimes

To find out how we can help with your case, call (309) 518-1007.

Seeking Out Alternative Resolutions

Even when it is not possible to see charges dropped, defense attorneys still play an important role in their clients’ futures. At Schierer & Ritchie, LLC, we strive to find resolutions that will not affect our clients' criminal records.

For example, under Illinois law, first-time nonviolent offenders can enter into a special probationary program that stands in place of a conviction. This program seeks to rehabilitate first-time offenders, rather than punish them. As long as the participant respects the terms of the probation, no conviction will be entered into his or her record.

Get an Experienced Attorney on Your Side

Our Peoria drug crime lawyers have over 30 years of collective experience helping clients pursue favorable resolutions to their drug crime issues. With our experience and the relationships we have built with local judges and court staff, we are confident in our ability to seek out the best possible result in every case we take on.

Contact Schierer & Ritchie, LLC at (309) 518-1007 for your free case evaluation.

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  • Aggressive Trial Lawyers

    We have extensive experience handling cases at the trial and appellate levels.

  • We Will Come to You

    If you do not wish to travel, we can also arrange to meet with you in a more convenient location.

  • Available 24/7 to Help

    Free consultations to all potential clients, as well as evening and weekend appointments.

  • We Return All Calls

    Don't wait around for an update. With Schierer & Ritchie, LLC you will always know where your case stands.

  • Results Matter

    We have successfully defended hundreds of cases for our clients throughout Peoria.

  • 3 Decades of Experience

    Both attorneys Schierer and Ritchie have extensive experience at both the appellate and state levels.

  • Former Prosecutor

    Mr. Schierer learned many invaluable lessons as a criminal prosecutor that helps him today.

  • You're Not a Number

    We strive to be open and accessible to our clients and to build a personal relationship.