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Q:
What are the potential fines and punishment for certain drug related crimes in Illinois?

A:

DRUG CONVICTION FOR POSSESSION (Felony or Misdemeanor)

Under Student Aid Laws: Cannot obtain any Government Student Aid, Loans, or Grants for 1 Year after 1st Conviction for Possession; for 2 years after 2nd Conviction; and for an indefinite amount of time after 3rd Conviction.


DRUG CONVICTION FOR SALE (Felony or Misdemeanor)


Under Student Aid Laws: Cannot obtain any Government Student Aid, Loans, or Grants for 2 Years after 1st Conviction and indefinite amount of time after 2nd Conviction.
 

                          DRUG POSSESSION CHARGES IN ILLINOIS
 

CRIME                                                                     PUNISHMENT

Cannabis                                          Up to $1,500 Fine and/or Up to 30 Days in Jail.
(<2.5 grams)
720 ILCS 550/4

Cannabis                                           Up to $1,500 Fine and/or Up to 6 Months in Jail.
(2.5 grams to 10 grams)
720 ILCS 550/4

Cannabis                                            1st Offense: Up to $2,500 Fine and/or Up to 1 Year in Jail       
(10 grams to 30 grams)                        2nd Offense Felony: Up to $25,000 Fine and/or 1 to 3 Years                
720 ILCS 550/4

Cannabis                                            1st Offense Felony: Up to $25,000 Fine and/or 1 to 3 Years in Jail
(30 grams to 500 grams)                      2nd Offense Felony: Up to $25.000 Fine and/or 2 to 5 Years in Jail
720 ILCS 550/4

Cannabis                                            Felony: Up to $25,000 Fine and/or 2 to 5 Years Jail                        (500 grams to 2,000 grams)
720 ILCS 550/4

Cannabis                                           Felony: Up to $25,000 Fine and/or 3 to 7 years Jail 
(2,000 grams to 5,000 grams)
720 ILCS 550

Cannabis                                            Felony: Up to $25,000 Fine and/or 4 to 15 Years Jail
(Over 5,000 grams)
720 ILCS 550/4

Prescription Forgery                           1st Offense Felony: Up to $100,000 Fine and/or 1 to 3 Years Jail      720 ILCS 570/406(b) (3)                      2nd Offense Felony: Up to $200,000 Fine and/or 2 to 5 Years Jail

Possession Drug                                $750 to $2,500 Fine and/or Up to 1 Year in Jail.
Paraphernalia
720 ILCS 600/3.5
 
To get more information after you or a family member has been charged with drug related crime call the Giacoletto Law Firm at 618-346-8841 or toll free at 888-346-8841 to speak today with an experienced Madison or St. Clair County criminal attorney centrally located in Collinsville.