Synthetic & Designer Drugs
Chicago Synthetic Drug Defense Attorney
Illinois and many other states are beginning to pass laws banning a wide variety of synthetic drugs. These drugs are designed to mimic the effects of, for example, marijuana, cocaine, or ketamine (Special K) while not giving a positive reading on most typical drug tests. Crimes involving these synthetic or designer drugs are often felonies, carrying severe penalties for conviction.
Chicago synthetic drug defense lawyer Darryl Goldberg represents those charged with, or under investigation for, crimes related to designer drugs. He keeps up to date on the laws passed by the Illinois legislature and changes to the federal drug laws. He defends those accused of manufacturing, possessing, and selling or trafficking in synthetic/designer drugs in Chicago, throughout Illinois and across the U.S.
Strong Defense Against Synthetic Drug Charges
Whether you are charged in state or federal court, attorney Goldberg has the knowledge and experience needed to achieve positive results. Reach out to him if you have been charged with a crime involving:
- Spice/K2 (synthetic marijuana or synthetic cannabinoids)
- Bath salts
- Ketamine (Special K) and ketamine analogs (such as MXE)
- GBL (gamma-Butyrolactone)
- Analogs and derivatives of GHB
- Synthetic PCP
- Synthetic heroin (Suboxone, Dilaudid)
Analogs or Derivatives of Controlled Substances
People are frequently charged with drug crimes based on the use or possession of substances that are actually not illegal. These substances are usually analogs or derivatives of controlled substances. In fact, in one case, Mr. Goldberg convinced the judge that there was no probable cause to arrest or charge his client because the chemical recovered was not a controlled substance or an analog of a controlled substance under the Controlled Substance Act. In another matter, Mr. Goldberg was able to show that possessing an analog of ketamine, a schedule 3 drug, would be legal.
Defending Your Rights
The penalties for synthetic drug crimes can be severe. In Illinois, a conviction for conviction of synthetic marijuana is a Class 4 felony carrying a sentence of one to three years in prison and fines of up to $25,000. As the laws around these drugs become more defined, it is likely that prosecutors will seek harsher and harsher sentences.
That is why it is so critical to hire a defense lawyer who understands this emerging area of law. Mr. Goldberg will examine every aspect of the case. Often, police illegally search and seize property. If that happened to you, he will work to have that evidence suppressed so it cannot be used against you. Attorney Goldberg has won many drug cases using this and other defenses.
Contact a Cook County Designer Drug Manufacturing Defense Lawyer
Convictions for synthetic drug crimes carry serious penalties. Protect yourself by calling Chicago drug lawyer Darryl Goldberg at 773-793-3196 or contact his law firm online. Your initial consultation is free. Mr. Goldberg represents clients in Illinois and nationwide.
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