Illinois Drug Possession With Intent to Deliver Defense Attorney
DuPage County and Cook County Lawyer Defends Possession Charges
Illinois authorities consider all illegal drugs a grave danger to society and they are diligent in prosecuting drug offenders. Drug possession with intent to deliver is a more serious charge than simple possession for personal use. If you intend to sell or give illegal drugs to others, you will be charged with drug delivery, based upon the type and amount of drugs in your possession. Even a gram of cocaine can result in a felony drug delivery charge. If you are facing drug possession with intent to deliver charges, you need an experienced drug defense attorney that understands what’s at stake, and how to improve your case. The attorneys at McPherson Harry & Associates, P.C. represent drug possession defendants in DuPage, Cook, Will, and Kane counties, and throughout the Chicago area.
Drug Possession Charges and Penalties in Chicago
Under the Illinois Cannabis Control Act, more than 10 grams of marijuana possession with intent to deliver is a felony offense. Under the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, intent to deliver a gram or more of cocaine, 5-15 grams of methamphetamine or 10-15 grams of heroin are all felonies. The fines for greater amounts of those substances can be determined using the street value of the drug:
- Marijuana possession with intent to deliver
- 10 grams or less, fines up to $1,500 and/or six months in jail or up to $2,500 and/or a year in jail, depending upon weight
- 10 grams or more, felony, fines from up to $25,000 to $200,000 and/or 1-30 years in prison
- Controlled substances possession with intent to deliver
- Cocaine, heroin, meth, morphine and LSD, felony, 15 grams or less, fines of up to $250,000 and/or 4-15 years in prison for
- 15 grams or more, up to $500,000 and/or 6-60 years in prison
Arrest on drug possession with intent to deliver can seriously impede your personal and professional life. You cannot afford to go before Illinois courts without the most strategic and effective defense. An experienced attorney will guide you through your legal defense options and work to improve your outcome. Let the skilled criminal defense attorneys at McPherson Harry & Associates, P.C. protect your rights. We will submit pretrial motions to have certain charges dismissed, work out an agreement that could keep you from doing jail time, or seek a reduction in charges to a lower offense. Contact us for a free initial consultation at one of our three convenient offices. We provide affordable, effective, and personal criminal defense to clients in DuPage, Cook, Will, and Kane counties, and throughout the Chicago area.