Drug Sale Crimes in Illinois
Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney
Drug crimes in Illinois State carry severe penalties, regardless of the
illicit substance or compound in question. Moving or possessing a drug
might lead to strict penalties upon conviction, but if you are charged
with actually selling an illegal substance, matters could be even worse
for you. After you have been accused of such a serious act, the right
choice might be to retain the services of a professional Chicago drug
I, Attorney Mitch Furman, have been practicing law and defending the rights
of the accused for more than a decade. Throughout these years, I have
seen criminal cases of all types, and I will not be caught off-guard by
whatever the prosecution can present. From the moment I take your case
to the final steps of the conclusion, I can be by your side and acting
as a strong legal advocate that defends you from the scrutiny of the criminal
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Penalties for Drug Crimes in Illinois
If you are facing charges for drug sales – a form of drug trafficking
– you need to understand how the charges could affect your future.
The actual punishments will vary depending on what drug and how much of
it is involved with your charges. One of the more common substances sold
in Chicago is marijuana, or cannabis. Even though many consider this drug
to be relatively harmless, marijuana sale charges can still crush your
future stability with steep penalties.
Even a misdemeanor drug sale charge involving marijuana can include the
- $1,500 in fines
- Up to six months incarceration
- Lengthy probation
- Loss of employment
Keep in mind that these harsh penalties are virtually the best case scenario
when convicted of a drug sale crime. “Harder” drugs or greater
amounts will quickly escalate the charges to a felony, which can put you
in jail for at least a year, by definition. You may also see increased
penalties based on who you allegedly sold drugs to, and where you were
at the time of the transaction.
Defense Against Drug Sale Charges – I Will
Fight For You!
Once you have been arrested for drug sale charges, I highly advise that
you invoke your Fifth Amendment right to remain silent and call my office
as soon as possible. You do not want to give the police anything to use
against you; even you believe you are completely innocent of any wrongdoing,
what you do and say can be misconstrued against you. When I am on your
side, you will gain all the knowledge and insight of a highly experienced
Chicago criminal defense attorney.
Wondering what your legal options are after an arrest? Let me evaluate your case for free!