Despite calls for drug crime reform and the legalization of personal possession of marijuana in Illinois, the drug laws that remain on the books continue to be harsh. If you are arrested for drug possession in Illinois, it is critical that you seek help from the right drug crime defense attorney who can help minimize your penalties and effects on your future.
Even though marijuana possession for personal recreational use is legal in Illinois, there are still prohibitions against certain marijuana-involved conduct. For example:
Sentences can be increased for anyone accused of delivering marijuana to a minor. There are also additional charges for unlawful cultivation, concentrate possession over the legal amount, and more. Many people assume they do not have to worry about marijuana charges due to the changing laws, though this is not the case.
Illinois classifies heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and LSD/acid together. Here are some of the penalties relating to possession for this class of drugs:
Selling or intending to sell drugs can lead to between 6 months in jail to 15 years in a penitentiary and fines of $1,500 to $250,000.
Sabuco Beck, experienced drug defense lawyers in Joliet, Illinois, can fight back with you against drug charges. Contact us today for a consultation and the best chance for a swift and fair outcome.
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