Brittany M. Pedersen & Associates defend clients accused of all types of felony and misdemeanor drug charges, including:
- Possession of illegal substances
- Possession with intent to distribute
- Distribution and trafficking of drugs
- Prescription drug fraud
- Manufacture of drugs
- Drug possession by juveniles, and others
We practice in all Illinois courts, State and Federal, and pursue appeals through both appellate systems.
As a criminal defense attorney, Brittany Pedersen understands how to develop strong and effective drug crime defense efforts. Fairly often, drug charges can be overcome on search and seizure grounds because the police or undercover detectives made critical errors during the operation and arrest. We look for every opportunity to obtain a dismissal or acquittal when this is possible.
Our approach differs according to the specific circumstance of the case. In those involving federal drug charges, for example, the prosecution’s case is often very strong. Depending on the client’s wishes, we may focus on examining the sentencing guidelines to obtain a reduced sentence or negotiate with the prosecution for a lesser charge.
Alternative Sentencing Programs
In many State drug cases, especially those involving simple possession, we can often obtain a mitigation of the charge and penalty. In addition to being a skilled negotiator in criminal cases, attorney Brittany Pedersen understands all of the available alternative sentencing programs in Illinois, including Section 1410 probation, Section 710 probation, Treatment Alternatives for Street Crimes (TASC), and the Second Chance Programs and county drug courts. Attorney Pedersen was a member of the Kane County Juvenile Drug Court Program, while employed with Kane County Public Defender’s Office.
Brittany Pedersen understands all of these options, and how and when to approach the prosecutor to obtain an alternative to conviction and punishment under these programs.
For a free consultation with the Law Office of Brittany M. Pedersen & Associates call (630) 208-8200 or contact us online.