Possession of Cannabis – Felony

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Unlawful Possession of Cannabis can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony drug crime in Illinois, depending upon on the amount, or weight of Cannabis, the State claims a person was caught with. Illinois State Law details Possession of Cannabis at 720 ILCS 550/4. There are a variety of classifications for felony charges of which that a Possession of Cannabis case could be filed.

Penalties for Felony Possession of Cannabis in Illinois

Unlawful Possession of Cannabis can be charged as a Class 4 Felony when the amount of cannabis alleged to have been possessed is more than 30 grams but less than 500 grams. A Class 4 Felony carries a possible sentence of up to 3 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections (prison) or up to 6 years in D.O.C. if the person facing the charge is subject to an extended sentence.

Unlawful Possession of Cannabis can also be charged as a Class 3 Felony when the amount of cannabis alleged to have been possessed is more than 500 grams but less than 2,000 grams. A Class 3 Felony carries a possible sentence of up to 5 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections or up to 10 years in D.O.C. if the person facing the charge is subject to an extended sentence.

Unlawful Possession of Cannabis can also be charged as a Class 2 Felony when the amount of cannabis alleged to have been possessed is more than 2,000 grams but less than 5,000 grams. A Class 2 Felony carries a possible sentence of up to 7 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections or up to 14 years in D.O.C. if the person facing the charge is subject to an extended sentence.

Unlawful Possession of Cannabis can also be charged as a Class 1 Felony when the amount of cannabis alleged to have been possessed is more than 5,000 grams. A Class 1 Felony carries a possible sentence of up to 15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections or up to 30 years in D.O.C. if the person facing the charge is subject to an extended sentence.

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If you are facing felony charges for Possession of Cannabis, do not wait to retain the defense of an aggressive and experienced Peoria criminal defense lawyer. As a former prosecutor, I understand the tactic’s the State may try to use in your case, and I can build a comprehensive defense that aggressively challenges your charges. I am dedicated to pursuing the best possible results for my clients’ cases, and my firm can provide you with outstanding defense.

If you are charged with felony Possession of Cannabis in Peoria County, contact Miller Law Offices, P.C. today to discuss your defense options!