Have You Been Arrested for Possession of Cannabis?

Drug Crime Attorney Serving Chicago and Surrounding Suburbs

If you have are under investigation for possession of cannabis, you need an attorney who is aggressive and is ready to fight for your legal rights. Ahmad Law Firm serves Arlington Heights, Chicago, and the surrounding suburbs with unique, intelligent, and aggressive legal representation.

The penalties for being caught in possession of cannabis and other drugs are substantial—but you do not have to face the process alone. Contact the firm right away for a free, confidential appointment!

What Are the Penalties for Cannabis Possession?

Most drug crimes are charged as either misdemeanors or felonies, and will depend on the circumstances involved. Possessing anything over 10 g of cannabis is considered a felony, as an example.

Here is a breakdown of the possible penalties for marijuana possession:

  • Less than 2.5 g (misdemeanor):
    • Up to 30 days incarceration
    • Fine of up to $1, 500
  • 2.5 to 10 g (misdemeanor):
    • Up to 6 months’ incarceration
    • Fine of up to $1, 500
  • 10 to 30 g, if first offense (misdemeanor):
    • Up to 1 year incarceration
    • Fine of up to $2, 500
  • 10 to 30 g, if subsequent offense (felony):
    • 1 to 6 years’ incarceration
    • Fine of up to $25, 000
  • 30 g to 500 g, if first offense (felony):
    • 1 to 6 years’ incarceration
    • Fine of up to $25, 000
  • 30 g to 500 g, if subsequent offense (felony):
    • 2 to 10 years’ incarceration
    • Fine of up to $25, 000
  • 500 to 2000 g (felony):
    • 2 to 10 years’ incarceration
    • Fine of up to $25, 000
  • 2000 to 5000 g (felony):
    • 3 to 14 years’ incarceration
    • Fine of up to $25, 000
  • 5000 g or more (felony):
    • 4 to 30 years’ incarceration
    • Fine of up to $25, 000

Illinois laws dictate that possession of marijuana or cannabis is considered a serious criminal offense; as such, anyone convicted can be subjected to harsh penalties. As part of our commitment to protecting those within their legal rights, our Illinois drug crime lawyers strive to keep you informed about the various laws and build a defense custom-made to your circumstances.

Get in Touch with Us – Call Us!

Ahmad Law Firm is committed to helping clients find a favorable outcome. No matter how complex you believe the circumstances involved may be, there are avenues to take for your defense. Look no further than our drug crime attorneys—we have a former prosecutor on your case.

We serve Arlington Heights, Chicago, and the nearby suburbs. Schedule your free case consultation today.