Criminal Defense

Drug Crimes

S.T. Allen Law, P.C.

How We Can Help

Attorney Shay T. Allen has defended clients in hundreds of drug-related cases, with results including dismissals, not guilty verdicts and reductions to lesser included crimes.

If you are facing drug-related charges such as drug possession, manufacturing, trafficking, or distribution, S.T. Allen Law, P.C. can provide you with legal assistance.

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Criminal Drug Cases

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Experience with Illinois Drug Laws

The S.T. Allen Law, P.C. criminal defense firm has experience in defending clients against charges involving marijuana/cannabis, methamphetamines, cocaine, heroin, other controlled substances, and drug paraphernalia.

Effective Outcomes for Drug Charges

Attorney Allen will take the time to understand your particular situation and guide the most effective possible response which can result in dropped charges, not-guilty verdicts, and the lowest permitted penalties.

Call to schedule your free consultation: 708-960-0113.

Top 3 Common Criminal Charges

Drug Crimes

Drug crimes expert, Attorney Shay T. Allen has defended clients in hundreds of drug-related cases, with results including dismissals, not guilty verdicts and reductions to lesser included crimes.

Attorney Allen defends clients facing drug-related charges involving:



Drug Possession, Manufacturing, Trafficking, or Distribution


Controlled Substances

Marijuana/Cannabis, Methamphetamines, Cocaine, Heroin, Other Controlled Substances, and Drug Paraphernalia


Prescription (Rx) Drugs

S.T. Allen Law, P.C. expertly handles cases related to prescription drugs such as Vicodin, Xanax, Hydrocodone, and OxyContin .

Analytical, Dynamic, Effective.
Attorney Allen Cares About His Clients.

“No matter how big or small your case is, I will do everything within my power to provide you with the best representation available. I offer affordable rates and payment plans so no one is denied justice due to lack of funds.”

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Our Professional Services Include

"Issues That Compound Penalties In Drug Crimes Cases"

There are numerous important factors that these and other important factors can affect your case and potential penalties, including:

Intent (to use or sell): The penalty for someone convicted of intending to deliver, manufacture, or sell 15-100 grams of a substance containing heroin faces 6 to 30 years of prison time; while someone who only possesses 15-100 grams, without the intent to sell, faces 4 to 15 years.

Amount (of drugs involved):

In Illinois, possessing more than 30 grams of cannabis is typically a felony, while possessing smaller amounts is typically a misdemeanor.

(Any) Previous Offenses: A repeat offender with a prior drug conviction will face a felony for possessing 10-30 grams of cannabis, while a first-time offender faces a misdemeanor.

Place of Arrest:

Being caught with drugs within 1,000 feet of a school could double any prison sentence.

Do You Require Related Services for

Criminal Drug Charges?

Violent crimes and gun charges are many times related to other services for which Attorney Allen can represent you including:

FAQs - Drug Crimes Law

LSD : 1 gram
Marijuana : 100 plants/100 kilos
Crack cocaine: 5 grams
Powder cocaine: 500 grams
Heroin 100: grams
Methamphetamine: 10 grams
PCP: 10 grams

720 ILCS 600/3.5(a) Possession of drug paraphernalia - $100

Officers must follow specific rules when it comes to stops, searches, and arrests. The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects you from unreasonable searches and seizures, which can provide a basis to challenge many drug charges