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Naperville Teen Drug Arrest Lawyer

Wheaton Drug Arrest Lawyer

DuPage County, Will County, and Kane County Juvenile Defense Attorney for Minors Arrested for Drug Possession

Many juveniles make a mistake or have a lapse in judgment that can put them in legal trouble. This is especially common with regulated or controlled substances. If a teen under the age of 18 is in possession of an illegal drug, they can be arrested and tried in juvenile court. If they are over 18, they can be tried for a drug crime in adult court. If you or your child is in trouble for a drug arrest, it is important to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney, so your rights and interests are fully protected.

At the Law Office of Patricia Magaña, LLC, we represent juveniles facing drug charges in DuPage County and throughout the Chicago area. Attorney Patricia Magaña has over 15 years of experience handling juvenile drug arrest cases, and she works tirelessly on behalf of each client she serves. Patricia is diligent, well-organized, compassionate, and committed to obtaining the most favorable result possible. She also speaks Spanish and has represented numerous Spanish speaking teens that have been arrested on drug charges.

Attorney Magaña represents teens for all types of juvenile drug crimes, including:

  • Drug Manufacturing
  • Drug Possession
  • Drug Manufacturing with Intent to Deliver
  • Drug Possession with Intent to Deliver
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Juvenile Drug Possession in Illinois

For a juvenile to be arrested for drug possession, it must be demonstrated that they had knowledge that they were in possession of an illegal substance and that they had control over that substance. For example, if marijuana is found in a juvenile's pocket, the state may have a case that the juvenile had both knowledge and control of the substance when the drug arrest was made.

On the other hand, if marijuana or another substance is found in the trunk of a car, the juvenile may be able to argue that someone else put it there, and they had no knowledge of it. Other possible defenses in this type of case may include:

  • The police did not have probable cause to search the vehicle.
  • The juvenile was holding the drugs for someone else under duress.
  • The juvenile has a prescription from a qualified medical professional to possess the substance.
  • The juvenile did not know that the substance was an illegal drug.

Speak With a Skilled Kane County Drug Arrest Attorney

When a juvenile is charged with a drug crime, it can have an adverse impact on their future. For example, having a drug arrest on your record could make it more difficult to obtain employment or gain admission into college. Attorney Patricia Magaña understands what is at stake, and her top priority is to keep your record clean. Attorney Magaña thoroughly assesses your case and explores every legal avenue to mitigate the circumstances as much as possible.

If you or someone close to you has been arrested on drug charges, contact our office today at 630-448-2001 for a free consultation with Attorney Patricia Magaña. We serve clients in Naperville, Aurora, West Chicago, DuPage County, Wheaton, Downers Grove, Joliet, Will County, Kane County, Kendall County, and surrounding Illinois communities. Se Habla Español.

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