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Similar to drug distribution, the criminal offense of drug sale crimes involve selling an illegal controlled substance for some sort of profit, usually monetary gain, or the attempt to do so. Although drug sale crimes seem to be straightforward, an individual may also be arrested and charged for the offense without actually selling any illicit materials. Simply carrying a “suspicious amount” of an illegal substance could be seen as an attempt to sell it to others, as it is unlikely one person would want or need so much of it.
If you have been arrested for drug sale crimes, it is more than likely that your side of the story is being ignored, and it could be that your rights are as well. Our Chicago drug defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Haytham Faraj have more than 25 years of professional and legal experience that we use to represent and defend clients accused of some of the harshest crimes. You don’t have to stand alone. Call us now for a free case evaluation.
What are the penalties for drug sale crimes?
In Illinois, many drug sale charges escalate to felonies based on the substance or the amount being sold. To put it into perspective, usually only the sale of cannabis is considered as a misdemeanor charge and that is if less than 10 grams are being traded – and 10 grams equals less than a quarter of a pound. Anything greater than that, or any controlled substance considered more dangerous than that – such as cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamines – constitutes a felony.
Some penalties you could be facing if convicted of drug sale crimes include:
- Up to $2500 fine and 1 year in jail for a misdemeanor conviction
- $2500 to $200,000 fine and up to 30 years in prison for felony charges involving cannabis
- Up to $250,000 fine and 4 to 15 years of jail time for less than 15 grams of controlled substances
- 6 to 30 years in jail and additional hefty fines for more than 15 grams of controlled substances
Consult with a Protective Chicago Drug Defense Attorney
With such minimal quantities required to put you into jail for years, the legal system can seem stacked against you if you don’t have the right lawyer by your side. At The Law Offices of Haytham Faraj, PLLC, we pride ourselves as an exceptional criminal defense team that always has our clients’ best interests in mind. With our aggressive drive for defending the rights of the accused and our unparalleled understanding of the litigation process, you can rest assured knowing that an experienced Chicago drug defense lawyer is on your case.
With our help, your case could be dismissed or your penalties lessened! Don’t delay and contact us now.