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Illinois Drug and Ecstasy Defense Attorney

Criminal Defense Lawyer Defends Drug and Ecstasy Charges in DuPage County, Cook County and Kane County, IL

Possession of ecstasy in Illinois is a serious crime, one that too many young people in particular don’t take seriously enough. You could lose your freedom and suffer high fines if you are convicted of this felony offense, especially if you are a repeat offender. In a battle to reduce the impact of high drug trafficking and drug abuse, Illinois prosecutors are intent on stopping users and sellers of ecstasy and ask the courts to hand out stiff penalties. If you are arrested for possession of ecstasy, don’t let your life be turned upside down. You need legal representation right away. With one call, you could protect your rights with the services of the experienced drug defense attorneys in the law firm of McPherson Harry & Associates, P.C. We have effectively resolved hundreds of ecstasy and other drug cases for clients throughout Chicago and the suburbs.

Defending Possession of Ecstasy Charges in Illinois

In today’s fast-paced society, enjoying relaxing time with friends at a club or other social setting is perfectly acceptable. Trouble occurs when a person gets caught up in the excitement of the party atmosphere and indulges in using ecstasy and/or passing along a couple tablets to a friend. No matter how few tablets you possess or deliver to someone, just one constitutes possession and/or delivery under Illinois law. The substantial penalties for possession and unlawful delivery, and the criminal classifications include:

Possession

  • Fewer than 15 tablets - Class 4 Felony, prison 3-6 years
  • 15-200 tablets - Class 1 Felony, prison 4 to 15 years
  • 200-600 tablets - Class 1 Felony, prison 6 to 30 years
  • 600-1500 tablets - Class 1 Felony, prison 8 to 40 years
  • 1500 or more tablets - Class 1 Felony, prison 15 to 50 years

Unlawful Delivery

  • Less than 10 tablets - Class 2 Felony, prison 3 to 7 years
  • 10-15 tablets - Class 1 Felony, prison 4 to 15 years
  • 15-200 tablets - Class X Felony, prison 6 to 30 years, no probation
  • 200-600 tablets - Class X Felony, prison 9 to 40 years
  • 600-1500 tablets - Class X Felony, prison 12 to 50 years, no probation
  • Over 1500 tablets - Class X Felony, prison 15 to 60 years

You needn’t wonder where to turn if you are charged with ecstasy possession. The attorneys with McPherson Harry & Associates, P.C. understand the consequences you face if convicted. Protecting your rights is our priority. We know the defense strategies to get the charges and fines dismissed or reduced. We are known for prompt, proven results and our fees are affordable. Contact us for a free initial consultation. We have three convenient offices located in the Chicago area and handle cases in DuPage, Cook, Will, and Kane counties.

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