Criminal Defense
Drug offenses are serious cases with the potential for long lasting effects. Contact Harter & Schottland and work with a Criminal Defense firm that will fight for your rights

In Illinois, being charged with a Drug Misdemeanor is a serious matter. Possessing any amount of marijuana or drug paraphernalia can result in a misdemeanor charge.  Although a Drug mMsdemeanor in Illinois is a lesser crime than a felony, no criminal charge should be taken lightly. Misdemeanors can bring heavy fines and jail time. Misdemeanor drug convictions on your record can also affect your immigration and employment rights, as well as other aspects of your life. If you already have a misdemeanor conviction on your record, the sentence for a subsequent offense will likely be more severe. That is why it is always wise to consult with a criminal defense attorney regarding any misdemeanor drug charges in Illinois.


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At Harter & Schottland, our attorneys have successfully defended clients against misdemeanor Drug charges.


In Illinois, misdemeanor offenses are grouped by classes. Class A misdemeanors are punishable by a year in county jail, $2,500 in fines or both; Class B misdemeanors can be punished by a sentence of six months in jail and $1,500; Class C misdemeanors by 30 days in jail and a $500 fine.


We don't just hold your hand and plead you guilty. We fight the charge. 


If you have been charged with a Drug Misdemeanor, please contact our law firm as soon as possible for authoritative legal advice and effective representation. We offer a free case evaluation to advise you of your rights and options. Our attorneys will fight to win your case, protect your rights and minimize the negative consequences both today and in the future.


Concerned about the effect of a Drug mMsdemeanor on your record?  Contact us about record expungement.


From offices in Round Lake Beach, Waukegan and Woodstock, we represent clients throughout Northern Illinois, including the communities of Wauconda, Barrington, Elgin, Schaumburg and Lake Forest.