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Illinois Drug Lawyers
Drug crimes are very serious offenses. Illinois drug charges carry harsh criminal penalties that can have a long lasting effect on you, both legally and emotionally. Even small amounts of certain controlled substances can carry felony charges that include years of jail time and hefty fines.
In Illinois, penalties for drug possession, sale, and distribution are divided into two categories:
- Cannabis (marijuana)
- Controlled substances (all illegal drugs other than marijuana such as cocaine and heroin)
The specific penalties for possession and sale depend on the amount or weight of the drugs involved in the offense.
Needless to say, drug offenses are some of the most serious criminal offenses and bring equally serious consequences. If you’re charged with a drug crime, it’s important to speak with a criminal defense lawyer to discuss your options.