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) 839-2024.
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.