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Types of Drug Crimes

Have you been charged with a drug crime in Illinois? This state takes drug crime charges very seriously in an effort to reduce drug abuse. As your Peoria criminal defense attorney, I can provide you with the strong defense you need. At Miller Law Offices, I am devoted to representing individuals who are charged with any of the types of drug crimes described below.

Possession of Cannabis (Misdemeanor)
The unlawful possession of cannabis is typically charged as a misdemeanor, and the specific offense carries less than a year of incarceration upon conviction. It can either be charged as a Class A, Class B, or Class C misdemeanor.

Possession of Cannabis (Felony)
Possession of cannabis can be charged as a felony when the amount held is more than 30 grams. It can range from a Class 4 felony to a Class 1 felony. When the amount that the defendant allegedly had in his or her possession is 5,000 grams or more, it is considered a Class 1 felony offense.

Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver
In Illinois, it is a felony offense to possess a controlled substance with the intent to deliver. Most cases involving this charge involve crack cocaine, cocaine, LSD, methamphetamine, ecstasy, heroin, and mushrooms.

Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs
The illegal possession of prescription drugs is a serious offense. This offense typically occurs when an individual becomes chemically dependent on prescription drugs or fraudulently obtains prescriptions to illegally sell the drugs.

Illegal Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Under the state's laws, drug paraphernalia is classified as any equipment, product, or material that is principally intended for use in any aspect of introducing a controlled substance to the human body.

Possession of Ecstasy
The unlawful possession of ecstasy is a serious offense that can result in substantial penalties. With this offense, you can be charged with a Class 4 felony, even for possessing just a few tablets.

Delivery of Ecstasy
Delivery of ecstasy is an offense that involves one person delivering an amount of ecstasy to another. Unlawful delivery is described in Illinois State Law at § 720 IL CS 570/402.

DUI with Drugs
Driving while under the influence (DUI) of drugs is placed in the classification of driving under the influence offenses and carries a range of penalties.

Guidance from Miller Law Offices Regarding Legalized Medical Marijuana

My firm places a high level of focus on drug crimes and resolving such cases. As a highly educated Peoria criminal defense attorney, I have a solid knowledge of the state's drug laws. In 2013, Illinois became the 20th state to legalize medical marijuana.

The law instituted a four-year pilot program to determine whether medical marijuana is useful. I stay current with all developments regarding legalized medical marijuana in Illinois and how the state's laws affect people accused of drug-related offenses. You can trust in my legal abilities and knowledge of the law to effectively handle your case.

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I Highly Recommend Mr. Miller My parents and I first came in contact with Mr. Miller a few months ago (May of 2012). Being unfamiliar with how the entire process goes within the system when an arrest is made, my parents had contacted Mr. Miller for some legal advice due to a very poor decision I had made which resulted in my arrest (two felony charges; possession of a controlled substance and intent to deliver). Speaking on my parent's behalf, they had said that in comparison to the few other lawyers they had spoken to; Mr. Miller was very professional, straightforward, and very knowledgeable about the situation I had gotten myself into. I am extremely pleased that Mr. Miller was the one who had helped my family and I get through the situation at hand. Throughout the entire process Mr. Miller kept us informed and up to date about what was going on, what could happen, and what was most likely going to happen. Mr. Miller is very professional, understanding, non-judgmental, and very knowledgeable about the criminal justice system. I appreciated that whenever speaking to him about my legal situation, he knew my case, another major factor which stands out was that he was pretty much always available to speak to when trying to get in contact with him and if for some reason I was unable to get a hold of him, he always returned phone calls back right away and also responded to e-mails quickly, he never kept me waiting for a reply! I couldn't be happier with the outcome of my case, which resulted in both of my charges being completely dropped. Thank you Mr. Miller!
- Criminal Defense client
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