Illinois still criminalizes the possession of cannabis and the penalties can be harsh. Not surprisingly, the laws are even tougher on those individuals caught delivering, selling or possessing cannabis with the intent to deliver. The crime is also known as MFG/DEL Cannabis or Manu/DEL Cannabis. The law in this area can be found at 720 ILCS 550/5        . As one might imagine, the more cannabis a person sells or intends to deliver, the greater the penalty. At its most serious, cannabis laws can land a person in the Illinois Department of Corrections for 30 years.
The following is a list of charges related to possession of cannabis with the intent to deliver. This table shows the crime, the statute and the sentence range. Contact Mr. Weisberg today so he can show you how he can help you or a loved one facing these harsh consequences.
0-2.5 grams 720 ILCS 550/5(a) Class B 1-180 days
2.5-10 grams 720 ILCS 550/5(b) Class A 1-364 days
10-30 grams 720 ILCS 550/5(c) Class 4 1-3 years
30-500 grams 720 ILCS 550/5(d) Class 3 2-5 years
500-2,000 grams 720 ILCS 550/5(e) Class 2 3-7 years
2,000-5,000 grams 720 ILCS 550/5(f) Class 1 4-15 years
5,000+ grams 720 ILCS 550/5(g) Class X 6-30 years
If you or a loved one has been charged with possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, you should contact drug defense lawyer Andrew M. Weisberg. Mr. Weisberg began his career as a prosecutor in both Cook County and Will County. While a prosecutor, he handled hundreds of cannabis and other drug related offenses. As a defense lawyer in Chicago and the suburbs, Mr. Weisberg uses his unique experience to attack a case from every possible angle. If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, you should immediately contact a top cannabis defense lawyer like Andrew M. Weisberg. He will fight to get you or a loved one the best outcome possible in your case. Mr. Weisberg can be reached at the office or any time on his cell phone at (773) 453-2140.
Andrew Weisberg spent many of his early years as a felony prosecutor, representing the People of the State of Illinois in cases involving the unlawful possession of cannabis with the intent to deliver. In his many years as a Cook County and Will County prosecutor, he personally handled hundreds of cannabis and other narcotics cases in Chicago and the suburbs. Mr. Weisberg offers a unique level of experience when it comes to the aggressive defense of Chicago area marijuana and other drug charges. As a former prosecutor, he has the unique ability to anticipate the strategies used by narcotics prosecutors and can attack and defeat those strategies. An intelligent and experienced Chicago drug lawyer like Mr. Weisberg will fight tirelessly to protect you and your future. Mr. Weisberg can defend you in the following cases:
If you or a loved one face possession of cannabis or marijuana with the intent to deliver charges under 720 ILCS 550/5 or other narcotics charges in Chicago or the suburbs, do not turn your case over to a lawyer without the experience and toughness of Chicago narcotics lawyer Andrew M. Weisberg. Contact Chicago area drug defense lawyer Andrew Weisberg. Call his office or reach him 24/7 by cell at (773) 453-2140.