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Penalties for Drug Sale, Manufacture, & Intent to Sell
In Illinois, you are likely to face at least a Class 3 felony charge, even for possession with intent to sell. For this felony, you could be looking at 2 to 5 years' incarceration, while aggravating factors could extend that to 10 years in prison. The potential fines are astronomical, ranging from $75,000 to $150,000. For federal drug sale charges, you could face even additional penalties.
These formal consequences leave out the devastation of a criminal record. With a felony to your name, it can be tremendously difficult to reach your education and career aspirations. Even applying for an apartment can be difficult.
Marijuana Sale & Cultivation Charges in Chicago
Under the Cannabis Control Act, it is a Class B misdemeanor to sell 2.5 grams or less of marijuana. It is a Class 1 felony to distribute 2,000 to 5,000 grams of marijuana, while any charges that exceed that amount could lead to a Class X felony charge.
These penalties for selling marijuana can range from 6 months in prison and a $1,500 fine to 30 years in prison and a $150,000 fine. If you are charged with marijuana cultivation, the penalties could be higher, even double those listed above. In spite of medical marijuana laws, there is no such thing as a small drug sale charge in Illinois, not even when it involves hashish or cannabis.
Your Possible Defenses
An experienced attorney can go over every detail of your case to ensure that your rights are upheld. Was the arrest lawful? Did officers violate your search and seizure rights? If evidence was illegally obtained, then we could get your charges reduced or dismissed. Our drug sale attorney has the proven insight to find the proper defense. We are ready to craft your unique defense strategy.