The Law Office of Donald M. Tegeler, Jr. defends clients accused of all types of felony and misdemeanor drug charges, including:
We practice in all Illinois courts, State and Federal, and pursue appeals through both appellate systems.
As a criminal defense attorney for 17 years, DJ Tegeler 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 DJ Tegeler 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 Kane County Second Chance Program. Mr. Tegeler helped write the rules of the Kane County Drug Court Program, under which the accused receives a dismissal of the charge in return for treatment and community service. DJ Tegeler understands all of these options, and how and when to approach the prosecutor to obtain an alternative to conviction and punishment under these programs.
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