The Serious Nature Of Drug Charges
While drugs may have different classes and therefore different sentencing outcomes, make no mistake: All drug charges are serious. From harsh fines to jail time, a drug-related conviction can wind up draining your finances and damaging your future far more than you ever dreamed.
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Minor Offenses Aren’t Really So Minor
Like many states, Illinois has decided to go after drug users in a big way. If you’re caught with even a gram of marijuana on you, you could face up to a month in jail and $1,500 in fines.
If the prosecutor can prove that you intended to sell the drug, you could face up to six months in jail for having merely a gram of marijuana found on you. Plus, having drug paraphernalia can land you in prison for up to a year. As you might imagine, everything is judged on a case-by-case basis; however, it’s important to know that there are real consequences for even first-time minor offenses.
Major Offenses Come With Major Penalties
For more serious drugs like cocaine, heroin or crystal meth, you’re looking at up to 15 years in prison and a $200,000 fine for possessing small amounts. For higher amounts, you can be looking at $500,000 in fees and 50 years in jail.
Learn more about the penalties associated with drug crimes in Illinois.
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