Possession of Drugs with Intent to Deliver in Chicago

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Illinois is known for its extremely strict drug laws, since a possession conviction can result in being charged with a felony. However, possession with intent to sell or deliver results in even harsher penalties.

If you have been arrested for possession with intent to sell or deliver in Illinois, our Chicago drug crimes attorney is capable of reducing your charges or having your case dismissed entirely. With more than 20 years of legal experience, we possess an in-depth understanding of state laws and court proceedings in order to obtain the outcome you want.

The Difference between Possession Charges and Intent to Deliver

There are a number of factors which differentiate a regular possession conviction and a possession with intent to sell or deliver conviction, such as having a large quantity, as well as being in possession of a scale and small bags. If you are arrested for possession of drugs with intent to deliver or sell, the police can use the following factors as evidence to support the prosecution.

Evidence that you intended to sell or deliver a controlled substance:

  • The drugs are packaged
  • You own bags and ties for packaging
  • You own scales for weighing drugs
  • You have a large amount of drugs
  • You have a large amount of cash in your possession

There are numerous ways our Chicago drug possession attorney fight your charges, including proving that the police had no right to search your home or car, or proving that the drugs found in your “possession” actually were not yours. When you need legal counsel that you can count on, turn to the Law Office of Steven Fine.

Possession with Intent Penalties

If you are convicted of possession with the intent to deliver or sell, the penalties you face are much more severe than those that follow a simple possession conviction. Depending on the amount of the illegal substance found, you could be convicted of a Class X felony or Class 3 felony.

The following are penalties for possession with intent to sell different amounts of illegal drug:

  • Possession with intent to sell or deliver more than 15 grams of a controlled substance or illegal drug (besides marijuana) is considered a Class X felony, which is punishable by a prison sentence between six and 60 years and a fine of up to $500,000.
  • Possession with intent to sell or deliver less than 15 grams of a controlled substance or illegal drug (besides marijuana) can be considered as either a Class 1 felony (prison term of four to 15 years and a fine of up to $250,000), a Class 2 felony (prison term of three to seven years and a fine of up to $200,000), or a Class 3 felony (prison term of two to five years and a fine between $75,000 and $150,000).

If you are in possession of over ten grams of marijuana, you can be charged with a felony. Anything less is considered a misdemeanor.

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At the Law Office of Steven Fine, we can conduct a thorough investigation into your case, collect our own evidence, and analyze evidence gathered by law enforcement in order to develop an aggressive and personalize defense strategy. With the penalties this high, it’s imperative to obtain legal representation from an experienced and qualified Chicago drug crimes attorney. Do not wait to get the help you need now.

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