Don’t Risk Your Future When You Face Drug Charges
The criminal defense lawyers at Sheppard Law Firm, P.C., know that charges of possessing, manufacturing or distributing drugs — at either the state or federal level — carry the potential for severe consequences. Successfully defeating these types of charges requires a defense strategy that is grounded in experience trying drug cases, superior understanding of criminal law and a true passion for taking on challenging cases.
With more than 60 years of combined experience handling drug cases in Illinois and across the country, attorneys Barry D. Sheppard and Adam J. Sheppard have built a record of success trying high-stakes drug cases. Together, they are committed to being the zealous advocate that anyone charged with a drug-related crime needs and deserves.
The firm’s attorneys are members of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the national legal committee of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and Families Against Mandatory Minimums. For aggressive and skilled criminal defense, call 312-443-1233 for an consultation.
Ready To Handle A Wide Range Of Cases
The firm is equipped to handle routine as well as complex drug cases. Its practice areas in drug-related criminal defense include:
Attorney Adam J. Sheppard serves as a panel attorney in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; this means he has been selected for his experience and ability to represent federal criminal defendants charged with serious crimes. Adam recently taught a continuing legal education seminar on combating mandatory minimums in drug cases.
Below is an example of a recent, significant, prescription opioid case which gained publicity, for a doctor who was facing seven years when Sheppard Law Firm first became involved the case but who ended up serving six months in a camp due to Sheppard Law Firm’s win in court and advocacy with the Bureau of Prisons.
In U.S. District Court (C.D. Illinois), in a well-publicized case of a physician who was facing seven years in prison for a large prescription opioid fraud and Medicare fraud, the doctor only had to serve six months in a prison camp due to Sheppard’s win at a relevant conduct sentencing hearing, i.e., a hearing to determine the amount of drugs that were dispensed without a legitimate medical purpose, and the firm’s subsequent advocacy for the client with the Bureau of Prisons. When Sheppard Law Firm first became involved in the case, the federal sentencing guidelines had called for a prison sentence of seven years; however, due to successful hearings in court and the Bureau of Prisons’ review of Sheppard’s memorandums advocating for early release, the client was home with his family in 6 months.