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Crimes involving controlled substances such as cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine are some of most seriously punished crimes in Illinois. The most common cocaine-related crime is possession. If an individual is charged with possession of less than 15 grams of cocaine, it is classified as a Class 4 felony. For a Class 4 felony, the maximum sentence is 3 years in prison. For larger quantities, jail time increases to upwards of 50 years in prison for possessing more than 900 grams of cocaine.
If you are charged with possession of cocaine, a confident, knowledgeable attorney can analyze your individual situation in order to deploy the proper defense strategy. In some instances, the defense will center on proof that the cocaine did not belong to you, or that you did not knowingly possess it. In others, a strong attorney will challenge the search and seizure of the cocaine as unconstitutional and the evidence can be suppressed. At Pioletti & Pioletti, we strive to protect the rights of our clients and to ensure that they get the most effective counsel possible.
Some of the harshest penalties in the State of Illinois are those for the dealing or trafficking of illegal substances, such as cocaine. Drug trafficking is typically classified between a Class 3 felony and a Class X felony. Under Section 401 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, penalties for drug trafficking require an offender to be sentenced to not less than twice the minimum term and fined twice the amount. If you have been charged with cocaine dealing or trafficking, seek legal representation immediately. A knowledgeable attorney can help you fight your charges under a number of defenses; including duress or entrapment. With the help of effective counsel, you can achieve the most positive result in court.