Don’t Let A Drug Allegation Deter Your Future Goals
A drug charge in Illinois carries harsh consequences. The degrees of severity vary but all felonies have mandatory prison sentences and no opportunity for probation. It is imperative that you prepare a solid defense with an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
Consult one of our experienced litigators. Our team of attorneys commit our attention and resources to helping each of our clients identify their best resolutions in criminal defense cases. We will be available to you whenever you need us.
The Penalties You Face With A Drug Charge
A drug possession conviction can result in various penalties that depend upon different factors such as the type of drug and the quantity of the drug. In addition, these factors can determine the severity of your drug charge.
Minor charges fall under a:
- Class C misdemeanor with a fine of up $1,500 and/or up to 30 days in jail
- Class B misdemeanor with a fine of up $1,500 and/or up to six months in jail
- Class A misdemeanor with a fine of up $2,500 and/or up to one year in jail
Major charges can entail a fine of up to $25,000 with a:
- Class 4 felony resulting in one to three years in prison
- Class 3 felony resulting in two to five years in prison
- Class 2 felony resulting in three to seven years in prison
- Class 1 felony resulting in four to 15 years in prison
- Class X felony resulting in six to 30 years in prison
Possession or sale of narcotics near a church, school, public park or movie theater can result in a doubled fine and/or sentencing time. The penalties are different for marijuana-related charges and prosecution in smaller towns. It will be in your benefit to discuss your case with an attorney.
One of our seasoned trial attorneys and criminal defense lawyers can provide you with a detailed explanation of what you face. In addition, we will determine your best possible resolutions.
Aggressive Litigation In Northern Illinois
With an attorney, you can increase your chances of having a less severe charge and/or obtaining probation. We commit ourselves to protecting your best interest.
For your free consultation, call our offices in Elgin, Palatine and McHenry at 847-780-2688 to set up an appointment. You can also contact us by email.