Possession of Cocaine in Illinois

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Cocaine is considered one of the most addictive and dangerous controlled substances. Due to the drug’s high potential for abuse and lack of acceptable medical use, resulting in significant physical and psychological dependency if abused, possession of cocaine is a serious crime.

If you have been arrested for cocaine possession in Illinois, our Arlington Heights drug crime lawyer is capable of successfully handling your case. We have a firm understanding of state laws and court proceedings in order to have your penalties reduced or your case dismissed entirely.

Penalties for Cocaine Possession

Whether the controlled substance is in your hand, pocket, or safe, possession is defined as the physical control over something. However, possession can also be construed as knowing where the controlled substance is and having to intent and capability to maintain possession of it, or having exclusive control of the area where the controlled substance is found.

Penalties for possession of cocaine are based on the weight. Depending on the amount of have, you may be charged with possession with intent to sell or distribute, which is associated with even harsher punishments.

The following are the penalties for cocaine possession according to the amount involved in the crime:

  • Less than 15 grams (g) – Class 4 felony
    • Prison sentence between one and three years
    • Fine of up to $25,000
  • Between 15 and 99 g – Class 1 felony
    • Prison sentence between four and 15 years
    • Fine of up to $25,000
  • Between 100 and 399 g – Class 1 felony
    • Prison sentence between six and 30 years
    • Fine of up to $200,000 or equivalent of street value of drug
  • Between 400 and 899 g – Class 1 felony
    • Prison sentence between eight and 40 years
    • Fine of up to $200,000 or equivalent of street value of drug
  • 900 g and over – Class 1 felony
    • Prison sentence between 10 and 50 years
    • Fine of up to $200,000 or equivalent of street value of drug

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