Defending Those Accused Of Drug Crimes

There are countless individuals who have seen their lives ruined because of their drug problems. Many of these people are trapped in a bad situation, unable to get the help they need to regain control over their future. They continue to find themselves being arrested for a number of different crimes, and with each conviction, it becomes even more difficult to make the changes they need to make.

I am attorney W. Scott Hanken, and I know that these are serious cases. In my 25-year legal career as a prosecutor and defense attorney, I have seen the devastating effect that drugs can have on families. I want to ensure that those who are facing these charges have options available to them to be able to protect their future.

You Have Someone On Your Side

I will work with you to review your entire situation. I want to know how best to address the problems that you are dealing with, so that you are able to finally get the help you need. I have extensive experience defending in drug crimes cases including:

  • Manufacturing and delivering of controlled substances such as cocaine, crack, methamphetamines, ecstasy, marijuana, synthetic drugs, look-alike substances and prescription medications
  • Possessing or selling of controlled substances
  • Protecting property in drug-asset forfeitures, which are civil proceedings connected with the criminal cases

A large portion of the services that I provide to my clients facing drug charges concerns evaluating the possible sentencing alternatives that may be available to them in Illinois. For some offenders, it may be possible to divert the case to drug court, where they will be able to receive the treatment that they need in order to regain control over their drug problems.

Other options that could potentially be available include first-time offender probation, impact incarceration or TASC probation. TASC probation involves the expungement of the arrest from the offender's record as long as he or she successfully completes the program, which is a major benefit to those who actually qualify.

Schedule A Free Consultation

You need to work with an experienced criminal defense lawyer to be able to take advantage of the choices available to you. To learn more about what you can do in your specific situation, please call my Springfield office at 217-718-4951 or send me an email using our contact form.