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DuPage County Intent to Deliver Drug Defense Lawyers

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Attorneys Defending Hinsdale Clients in Drug Possession Matters

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 one 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 DuPage County drug defense attorney that understands what is at stake, and how to improve your case. The attorneys at Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. represent drug possession defendants throughout the Chicago area.

Drug Possession Charges and Penalties in Illinois

Under Illinois law, possessing with intent to deliver more than 10 grams of marijuana, a gram or more of cocaine or heroin, or any amount of methamphetamine is a felony. The punishments for possessing those substances are based on the amounts of the drug, and, in some cases, their street value.

Marijuana possession is covered by the Cannabis Control Act, which specifies the following charges for possession with intent to deliver:

  • Less than 2.5 grams - Class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to $1,500 in fines and six months in jail.
  • 2.5 to 10 grams - Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to $2,500 in fines and one year in jail.
  • 10 to 30 grams - Class 4 felony, punishable by up to $25,000 in fines and one to three years in jail.
  • 30 to 500 grams - Class 3 felony, punishable by up to $50,000 in fines and two to five years in jail.
  • 500 to 2,000 grams - Class 2 felony, punishable by up to $100,000 in fines and three to seven years in jail.
  • 2,000 to 5,000 grams - Class 1 felony, punishable by up to $150,000 in fines and four to 15 years in jail.
  • More than 5,000 grams - Class X felony, punishable by up to $200,000 in fines and six to 30 years in jail.

Drugs such as heroin, cocaine, morphine, and LSD are covered by the Controlled Substances Act, which specifies the following charges for possession with intent to deliver:

  • One to 15 grams of heroin or cocaine, 10 to 15 grams of morphine, or five to 15 grams of LSD - Class 1 felony, punishable by up to $250,000 in fines and four to 15 years in jail.
  • 15 to 100 grams - Class X felony, punishable by fines of up to $500,000 or the street value of the drugs and six to 30 years in jail.
  • 100 to 400 grams - Class X felony, punishable by fines of up to $500,000 or the street value of the drugs and nine to 40 years in jail.
  • 400 to 900 grams - Class X felony, punishable by fines of up to $500,000 or the street value of the drugs and 12 to 50 years in jail.
  • More than 900 grams - Class X felony, punishable by fines of up to $500,000 or the street value of the drugs and 15 to 60 years in jail.

Meth is covered by the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act, which specifies the following charges for possession with intent to deliver:

  • Less than five grams - Class 2 felony, three to seven years in jail and up to $25,000 in fines.
  • Five to 15 grams - Class 1 felony, four to 15 years in jail and up to $25,000 in fines.
  • 15-100 grams - Class X felony, six to 30 years in jail and fines of up to $100,000 or the street value of the drugs.
  • 100-400 grams - Class X felony, nine to 40 years in jail and fines of up to $200,000 or the street value of the drugs.
  • 400-900 grams - Class X felony, 12 to 50 years in jail and fines of up to $300,000 or the street value of the drugs.
  • More than 900 grams - Class X felony, 15 to 60 years in jail and fines of up to $400,000 or the street value of the drugs.

Call a Burr Ridge, IL Drug Crime Defense Lawyer

An arrest for 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 DuPage County criminal defense attorney will guide you through your legal defense options and work to improve your outcome.

At Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C., 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. Call 630-472-9700 for a free initial consultation. We provide legal representation in Cook County, DuPage County, Will County, Kane County, and surrounding areas.

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