Drug Crimes

Drug Crimes Attorney - Joliet, IL

Serving Will, Grundy, Kendall, Du Page, Kane, LaSalle and Kankakee Counties


Amy boasts a 12 consecutive Trial victory on BOTH misdemeanors and felonies.


A drug charge in Illinois may not seem very serious, but even a misdemeanor drug charge can severely impact your life. This is especially true if your charge could have been reduced or even dismissed with the help of a competent drug possession and drug defense attorney.


Have you been arrested for a drug crime in Illinois? 


Attorney Melton will help you protect your freedom by creating and exploring the best possible defense for you. Only an experienced, skilled and qualified lawyer can help you preserve your rights and help you to avoid harsh penalties. We can help you with drug cases involving marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, methamphetamines, hydrocodone, prescription drugs, and other drugs.


We handle a wide range of drug cases involving:


  • Possession of marijuana

  • Delivery or intent to deliver marijuana

  • Delivery or intent to deliver controlled substances

  • Drug trafficking

  • Manufacture of controlled substances with intent to deliver

  • Medical prescription fraud

  • Possession of controlled substances

  • Possession of controlled substances with intent to deliver


We understand the consequences you are up against if convicted of a misdemeanor or felony drug crime. We will help you fight these charges. We will work to suppress evidence when possible based on the law by, for example, making the state prove probable cause, prove the legitimacy of the search and seizure if involved, and prove the legitimacy of the police reports to expose any potential weaknesses in the case. In addition, we will explore witness testimony, video surveillance and use a professional investigator if needed and affordable to you. Attorney Melton will determine what type of defense will be most advantageous in your drug crime case based on the circumstances, the facts and the law. In some cases we can achieve results where convictions or court supervisions are vacated and the arrests expunged or sealed.


Attorney Melton uses her experience, winning courtroom trial record, and love of the law to help her clients. She understands that each and every case is different, and every legal situation is unique. Unlike many other defense lawyers who will try to "plead out" the case right away, attorney Melton will fully explore the possibility of an acquittal or dismissal, before advising her clients to consider a plea negotiation. Attorney Melton brings sensitivity, open and honest communication, thoroughness, preparation as well as passion and compassion to her law practice and to her clients.


There are no secrets to success. It is a combination of hard work, thoroughness, preparation, passion and compassion. Attorney Melton loves the law, and loves to help people!


Do you have a legal question, concern or would you like to make an appointment?  We would love to hear from you!


Please call us or email us today!

Serving the following towns and communities: Joliet, Plainfield, Beecher, Bolingbrook, Braidwood, Channahon, Crest Hill, Crete, Elwood, Frankfort, Godley, Homer Glen, Lemont, Lockport, Manhattan, Mokena, Monee, Morris, Naperville, New Lenox, Orland Park, Peotone, Rockdale, Romeoville, Shorewood, Symerton, Tinley Park, Wilmington, Will, Grundy, Kendall, Du Page, Kane, LaSalle and Kankakee counties.

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Amy L. Melton Attorney at Law

23 West Jefferson Street

Joliet, IL 60432

T: (815) 280-5007

F: (815) 726-0856