There are many different kinds of drug charges that a good lawyer can help defend against. Depending on your particular charge, there are varying penalties as well. The potential sentence a defendant in Illinois faces varies depending based on the offense.
You either face a Felony or Misdemeanor conviction, Probation of Court Supervision, Incarceration in the Illinois Department of Corrections (DOC) or the local county jail, Probation or Conditional discharge, fines, fees, and court costs, mandatory drug counseling, or public service work. You also may be eligible for 410 Probation if you have never been charged with a drug offense.
Drug laws are further complicated by the fact that Illinois and federal lawmakers sometimes act according to their own laws, essentially creating two systems each with their own penalties. Medicinal marijuana, for example, remains illegal under federal law even though Illinois is a state that has legalized it.
If you or someone you know is arrested on a drug charge, it’s issues like this that make it so important to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as early in the process as possible to navigate the complex legal system and ensure the best possible outcome. Punishments for drug offenses can be harsh in Illinois, depending on the circumstances of the crime and the amount and type of drugs involved.
The Law Office of Paul M. Marriett we will explore every possible avenue to help you with your drug charge. Drug crimes that the Law Office of Paul M. Marriett has experience defending include:
- Unlawful Possession of Cannabis
- Unlawful Production/Manufacture of Cannabis (growing)
- Unlawful Possession of Cannabis with the intent to distribute
- Unlawful Delivery of Cannabis (sale)
- Cannabis Trafficking
- Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances
- Unlawful Manufacture or Sale of Controlled Substances
- Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances with the intent to distribute
- Unlawful Delivery of Controlled Substances
- Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
To obtain quality legal representation for all types of drug crimes and drug-related charges in Rockford, Machesney Park, Loves Park, Roscoe, Rockton, Winnebago County and the surrounding communities, contact attorney Paul M. Marriett for a free consultation at (815) 391-0089 or by email here.