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Possession of Marijuana

Chicago Marijuana Possession Lawyer

Legal Help for Your Marijuana Possession Case

It is illegal for a person to possess any amount of marijuana in the state of Illinois, and a medical marijuana bill has not yet passed that would allow the use of marijuana for specific medical purposes. The penalties for marijuana possession can be steep and will increase in accordance with the amount of the drug found at the time of arrest. They include:

  • 2.5 grams or less – Up to 30 days in jail, fines of up to $1,500
  • 2.5 to 10 grams – Up to 180 days in jail, fines of up to $1,500
  • 10 to 30 grams – Up to 1 year in jail, fines of up to $2,500
  • 30 to 500 grams – Felony charge, up to 3 years in jail, fines of up to $25,000
  • 30 to 500 grams (subsequent offenses) – Felony charge, up to 5 years in jail, fines of up to $25,000

If you have been charged with marijuana possession in or around the Chicago area, it is very important that you retain the services of an experienced Chicago criminal lawyer at our law firm. At the Law Offices of Howard J. Wise & Associates, we provide hard-hitting defense counsel based on our experience as former prosecutors. We know both sides of the legal system and have handled thousands of drug cases in our careers. Our experience combined with our familiarity with local courthouses, judges and prosecuting attorneys gives us a much-needed edge in any criminal case we handle.

Challenging Marijuana Possession Charges in Chicago

You have options, even in the face of formal marijuana possession charges. There are many possible legal defenses that may be possible in your case, including mistakes or rights violations committed by law enforcement officers during your arrest, investigation or questioning. At our firm, we are well versed in handling all manner of drug cases and can provide you with immediate help in your possession case. Best of all, our services are affordable and we offer a free consultation to help you get started!

Contact a Chicago marijuana possession attorney at our firm today!