Illinois Methamphetamine Possession Criminal Offense

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Being charged with possession of methamphetamine can change your entire life. Not only are you facing severe penalties, including lengthy prison time and expensive fines, but your reputation and relationships with family and peers may be in jeopardy as well.

At Ahmad law Firm, we are committed to protecting your rights, reputation, and freedom. Serving Chicago and all surrounding suburbs, our drug crime lawyers have the comprehensive knowledge of the Illinois legal system in order to create a relentless and personalized defense strategy for your case.

Penalties for Methamphetamine Possession

Possession of crystal meth in Illinois is subject to penalties depending on the weight and unit of measurement of the drug. The more you are found with at the scene of the crime, the more severe the penalties you could potentially face. Penalties can be increased if you’re caught in possession within 1,000 feet of a school, place of worship, movie theater, or public park.

Penalties for methamphetamine possession include the following:

  • 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

Serving Chicago & Other Suburbs in Illinois

If you have been arrested for possession of crystal meth, our drug crime attorneys can help you get out of trouble. Do not hesitate to get the legal assistance necessary to get your charges reduced or your case dismissed.

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