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Five strategies for a good drug crimes defense

If you are facing drug charges, the law provides that you may represent yourself or defer your case to a public defender who may be provided to you by the court to represent your interests. You may want someone who is known to specialize in the type of charges you are facing, especially when it comes to drug charges. Here are 5 strategies a defense attorney may employ as a foundation to formulating a successful defense for you against pending drug charges:

What is classified as sexual assault?

If you are faced with sexual assault charges, you may be worried about your future. These charges are, understandably, taken very seriously in Illinois, as is the case throughout the United States. Furthermore, it can be very difficult to establish the truth in such cases, so you might face a lengthy investigation, even if you were not responsible for the crime. When facing charges of sexual assault, how do you determine what type of charges you are facing?

A good defense is vital when charged with drunk driving

Being convicted of drunk driving can seriously damage your future prospects, not to mention putting considerable strain on both you and your family. Depending on the severity of the charges against you, the penalties could include the suspension of your driver's license, hefty fines or even a prison term. You could also lose your job or struggle to find future employment.

Illinois man charged with endangering safety

The legislation surrounding the possession and use of firearms varies from state to state, so it is vital to be familiar with your state's laws. Weapons crimes are often taken very seriously as they can pose a significant risk to the safety and well-being of the victim. Other criminal charges, such as theft, can also be exacerbated if a weapon is found to have been involved in the incident.

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