Drug Charges

You do not have to be a major drug kingpin to face serious and catastrophic consequences if you have been charged with a drug-related crime in Illinois. State laws are tough on drug crimes, and prosecutors will fight vigorously for conviction. For all but the smallest amounts, even possession of a controlled substance, including narcotic prescription drugs, can result in a felony charge. The guidance and legal protections provided by an experienced Peoria drug charges defense lawyer are indispensable if you are facing an alleged criminal offense.

Attorney Linda Watson is familiar with the tactics and strategies used by prosecutors. As a former assistant state's attorney and former assistant district attorney, Ms. Watson knows where to look for potential holes in the prosecution's case. Watson Law provides free initial case consultations to discuss the facts of your case and to help you understand your options in defense.

Vigilant Defense Against Drug Charges

Ms. Watson defends clients in a number of high-stakes and complex situations in both state and federal cases. She provides personalized service to ensure that she provides each client with the best possible defense she is able to build. Watson Law has the capabilities and the resources to defend you throughout the legal process whether you have been charged with possession, intent to sell or distribute, manufacturing, trafficking or conspiracy.

Linda Watson has the tact and skill necessary to pinpoint law enforcement errors holes in the prosecution's case against you. Police and prosecutors may make mistakes and/or errors in judgment at the time of arrest, while gathering evidence, during processing or during interrogation/questioning.

Ms. Watson will examine the search and seizure. Law enforcement must provide evidence for probable cause, or officers must have a legal search warrant before they can search your vehicle, your home or any other property.

Your attorney must have what it takes to defend your rights and fight to keep your record clean. A drug conviction on your criminal record can adversely affect any future school, career or loan application. Ms. Watson will aggressively defend your case against jail/prison sentencing and heavy fines. If your charges cannot be dismissed, she will work tirelessly in favor of drug education, treatment programs and/or community service, pursuing rehabilitation over punishment.

She will defend your case in a number of difficult circumstances involving any type of controlled substance, including:

  • Anabolic steroids
  • Heroin
  • LSD
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamine
  • Prescription drugs such as:
    • Xanax
    • Vicodin
    • Codeine
    • Adderall
    • Ritalin
  • Other controlled substances

Contact Watson Law for a Peoria Area Drug Possession Defense Lawyer

If you have been charged with or are being investigated for a drug crime of any kind, contact Watson Law immediately. Call 309-733-4395 or toll free at 888-357-4339 to schedule a free initial consultation. Watson Law is centrally located in downtown Peoria, and offers flexible scheduling and reasonable fees to meet the needs of its clients. The firm accepts all major credit cards.