Protecting Your Rights When Charged With A Drug Possession With Intent To Deliver Charge
You need to move fast and secure competent representation when you are charged with drug intent to deliver charge in the Chicago area. With this and any other criminal charge, it is in your best interest to obtain skilled legal counsel as soon as possible. At Shifrin Law Group, in Chicago, we’re ready to help. We provide tough, client-centric defense through this legal process and can provide service in both the English and Russian language.
Understanding What You Are Charged With
It is illegal to knowingly possess, deliver or even intend to deliver drugs such as marijuana, cocaine and heroin. While a possession charge comes with serious consequences, a possession with intent to distribute conviction results in much more jail time and heavier fines.
If the police catch you with predetermined amounts of a given drug, they will charge you with possession with intent, regardless of what your intent may have been, even if they did not catch you in the act of selling.
If you have been charged with possession with intent to deliver, it is extremely important for you to retain a criminal defense attorney who understands the law, the charges and strategy. Work with an attorney who has extensive experience defending against Illinois criminal charges.
The Consequences Of A Conviction
If you are convicted of possession with the intent to deliver or sale, you are facing steep penalties. Possession with intent to deliver is not the same as a simple possession charge and is always a felony offense. Depending on the amount of the illegal substance found and the class of drug it is, you could be convicted of anywhere between a Class 3 felony to a Class X felony. The following are some penalties you may face for possession with intent to delivery:
- Possession with intent to deliver less than 15 grams: can either be a Class 1, 2 or 3 felony offense depending on the type of substance and your criminal background.
- Possession with intent to deliver 15 grams or more: of a controlled substance or illegal drug other than marijuana is considered a Class X felony.
If you have been charged with a drug-related offense, effective legal counsel is imperative. Our team has extensive experience in providing defense for individuals charged with drug-related crimes. We will work to lower the charges you face and minimize the potential damages. If charges have been brought against you after you have been the victim of an illegal search and seizure, it is important to take action immediately.
Let’s Talk About Your Options In A Free Consultation
When you work with us, we will conduct a thorough investigation on your behalf and make sure any illegally obtained evidence is thrown out of your case. Call us at 312-766-4223 or email us immediately about your drug-related charge to help you explore your options. Experienced attorneys can help you determine if your rights have been violated, explore various available defenses, and discuss factors that could help reduce your penalties. Our founding attorney speaks fluent Russian, making us capable of serving you in either the English or Russian language.