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720 ILCS 570/402 – Possession of a Controlled Substance

 

  • Up to Class 1 Felony
  • Up to 50 years in prison
  • Fines up to $250,000
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Possession of a controlled substance (also known as Poss Amt Con Sub Except) is a felony offense that falls under 720 ILCS 570/402 [5101110] [5101100].  The most common charges for illegal narcotics that fall under this section are cocaine possession and heroin possession, typically charged under 720 ILCS 570/402(c).  Other less common charges involve possession of ecstasy, morphine, LSD and other drugs.  All cases of drug possession under this law are felony offenses.  A felony charge carries a minimum sentence of one year in the Illinois Department of Corrections and a fine up to $25,000.  More serious drug offenses can land a suspect in prison for 30 years or more according to 720 ILCS 570/402.  Generally speaking, the greater the weight of cocaine, heroin or other narcotic that is possessed, the more serious is the offense. The usual weight classifications are 15+grams, 100+grams, 400+grams and 900+grams.

 

Drug Possession Attorney – Andrew M. Weisberg

 

If you face charges for possession of a controlled substance in Chicago or the suburbs, you should contact Andrew Weisberg immediately.  Mr. Weisberg has the experience and knowledge of a former drug prosecutor.  He can be reached at the office or any time on his cell phone (312) 444-0011.

 

The following are possible drug possession crimes as well as the possible punishment for each.  Contact Mr. Weisberg today so he can discuss ways in which he can help you avoid these harsh consequences.

 

Possession of Cocaine or Possession of Heroin

 

0-15 grams                720 ILCS 570/402(c)                         Class 4              1-3 years

15-100 grams            720 ILCS 570/402(a)(2)(A)               Class 1             4-15 years

100-400 grams          720 ILCS 570/402(a)(2)(B)               Class 1             6-30 years

400-900 grams          720 ILCS 570/402(a)(2)(C)               Class 1             8-40 years

900+ grams               720 ILCS 570/402(a)(2)(D)               Class 1             10-50 years

 

Possession of Ecstasy

 

0-15 tablets              720 ILCS 570/402(c)                          Class 4              1-3 years

15-200 tablets          720 ILCS 570/402(a)(7.5)(A)(ii)          Class 1             4-15 years

200-600 tablets        720 ILCS 570/402(a)(7.5)(B)(ii)          Class 1             6-30 years

600-1,500 tablets     720 ILCS 570/402(a)(7.5)(C)(ii)          Class 1             8-40 years

1,500+ tablets          720 ILCS 570/402(a)(7.5)(D)(ii)          Class 1             10-50 years

 

Possession of Crystal Methamphetamine

 

0-15 grams              720 ILCS 570/402(c)                           Class 4             1-3 years

15-100 grams          720 ILCS 570/402(a)(7.5)(A)(i)           Class 1             4-15 years

100-400 grams        720 ILCS 570/402(a)(7.5)(B)(i)           Class 1             6-30 years

400-900 grams        720 ILCS 570/402(a)(7.5)(C)(i)           Class 1             8-40 years

900+ grams             720 ILCS 570/402(a)(7.5)(D)(i)           Class 1             10-50 years

 

Former Narcotics Possession Prosecutor – Fighting for You! Charges 720 ILCS 570/402

 

As a former prosecutor of all types of drug charges, Andrew Weisberg attacks drug offenses from every possible perspective. He can often predict the State’s Attorney’s strategy because he spent several years prosecuting cases himself.  He understands drug cases from every angle.  An experienced Chicago narcotics possession attorney can fight to give you the best possible outcome and help you walk away without suffering the life changing consequences that often follow in Illinois drug cases. Mr. Weisberg aggressively defends clients in the following drug cases:

 

  • Possession of a controlled substance 720 ILCS 570/402(c)
  • Cocaine Possession 720 ILCS 570/402(c)
  • Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Deliver 720 ILCS 570/401(d)
  • Heroin Possession 720 ILCS 570/402(c)
  • Possession of Heroin with Intent to Deliver 720 ILCS 570/401(d)
  • Cannabis/Marijuana possession 720 ILCS 550/4
  • Possession of Cannabis/Marijuana with Intent to Deliver 720 ILCS 550/5(a)
  • Possession of Ecstasy, LSD, Methamphetamine
  • All other drug charges

 

Aggressive Defense of Chicago area Drug Offenses

 

If you face charges for possession of a controlled substance (720 ILCS 570/402) in Chicago or the suburbs, do not trust your future to just any lawyer. Contact criminal attorney Andrew Weisberg, a drug defense lawyer that will fight to obtain the best possible results for you.  He can be reached at the office or 24/7 by cell at (312) 444-0011.