Cook County, Illinois, criminal defense and general civil litigation attorney
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Tough, Strategic Defense In Drug Charges

My office remains open, and in response to COVID-19 I have expanded my options for remote consultations and virtual meetings. Please contact the office to discuss what meeting option best fits your situation.

I know that everyone makes mistakes. Sometimes we get caught up in a situation that we never expected or can’t see our way out of. I believe you should get a fair trial. That means I will dedicate myself to seeing that questionable or illegally obtained evidence against you is thrown out, that due process is followed and that your side of the story is heard.

The Importance of Due Process

Due process means that you are treated fairly under the law. This means that any “exculpatory evidence” — evidence that clears your name or casts doubt upon your guilt or participation in the crime — be turned in by the prosecution. Hearing your story means the court sees you as a person, not a case number, not a crime and not a single incident.

Why You Need An Attorney

I will work to find the defense that works for you and your case. I will make sure the crime lab analysis shows that what you are charged with having is actually what was in your possession — not someone else’s and not planted. I will challenge any questionable testimony or evidence. I will examine your case to see if there were procedural errors made, including search and seizure violations or entrapment.

Types of Cases I Defend

Anyone can be caught in the middle of drug charges, especially in a party or group event. Over the past decade, I have successfully defended clients against charges involving:

  • Marijuana (and medical marijuana use)
  • Methamphetamine
  • Heroine
  • Prescription drugs
  • MDMA (molly or ecstasy)
  • Other drugs and related charges

Protect Your Future

Make sure you get the best defense you can. Don’t let a drug charge to prevent you from finishing school, getting a job, keeping a job or seeing your kids if it doesn’t have to. I will work with you and the court to find a resolution that protects what’s important to you. This may mean an educational program or treatment for addiction. We will do whatever needs to be done to make sure one mistake doesn’t ruin your life.

Get Experienced Drug Charge Defense

I serve clients in Chicago, Illinois, and throughout Cook County. To speak directly with me, call the Law Office of Matthew Prengaman at 773-598-4696 or fill out this online form. Let me help you keep what’s important and get the help you need.