With more than 10,000 people attending Summer Camp Music Festival at Three Sisters Park each year, it's no surprise that police stop many cars going to and from the gathering in Chillicothe, Illinois. Unfortunately, this is when many arrests are made.
If you have been stopped by a police officer on your way to Summer Camp or when leaving the park and are now facing serious drug charges, it is crucial to seek the competent legal advice and representation of an experienced criminal defense attorney like those at Miller & Pugh Law Offices, P.C.
Providing Trusted and Aggressive Legal Advocacy After Your Traffic Stop
Over the years, lawyers C. Matthew Miller and Robert E. Pugh have helped hundreds of clients who have attended Summer Camp and have been arrested on misdemeanor and felony drug crimes after a traffic stop.
During the multiday musical festival, agents with the Peoria Metropolitan Enforcement Group (MEG) and local police officers typically set up roadblocks or traffic safety stops around the park, stopping attendees going to or leaving the festival. The stops may be for speeding or another alleged traffic violation. This gives officers an opportunity to check for drugs, leading to arrests in connection with drug possession and sale and possession of drug paraphernalia involving:
- Cannabis ("weed," "pot")
- Cocaine ("blow")
- Ecstasy ("X")
- LSD ("acid")
- Psilocybin mushrooms ("shrooms")
- Ketamine ("Special K")
Law enforcement has stopped our clients for many reasons, but often the true intent of the stop was to make a drug arrest. At Miller & Pugh Law Offices, P.C., we are determined to protect the rights of our clients by ensuring that the stop was legally justifiable and that proper procedure was followed during the stop.
Our team will thoroughly examine the circumstances of your stop, seeking answers to important questions such as: Was there probable cause for searching your property? Were the alleged substances found illegal and in the amount that the officer claimed? We have a thorough understanding of Illinois search and seizure laws, and we will make sure that we shed light on any unconstitutional actions, as well as work to suppress evidence that has been seized illegally.
Attorneys C. Matthew Miller and Robert E. Pugh are fully prepared to build a resilient defense plan, supported by facts, that will safeguard your freedom. Many times, our lawyers are able to work with the prosecutor before the state files official charges. This has often led to our clients' charges being minimized or dismissed altogether. The sooner you contact us, the quicker we will be able to start building your case.
Contact Our Summer Camp Traffic Stop Attorneys Today
We invite you to contact Miller & Pugh Law Offices, P.C., at 309-265-0816 or e-mail us when you need effective and aggressive legal representation in your criminal case. We offer free initial consultations as well as evening and weekend appointments. We can meet with you in our Peoria law office, at a location of your choosing or, if necessary, at the jail. Our firm accepts all major credit cards, cash and checks.