Types of Drug Crimes in Illinois
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.
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 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.
Drug possession charges can vary in severity but always call for aggressive and proven counsel. Even the least serious of these charges can result in jail time and can yield additional penalties if certain conditions are present.
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.
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.
Defense for Legalized Medical Marijuana Charges in Peoria, IL
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.
Contact my firm today if you need help from a top Peoria drug lawyer!