Drug Possession With Intent to Deliver
Experienced DuPage County Drug Possession With Intent to Deliver Attorneys
In Illinois, if you are caught with a greater quantity of an illegal drug than is considered likely for personal use, you can be charged with drug possession with intent to deliver, which is a more serious charge than straight drug possession. Depending on the type of drug involved and the quantity allegedly in your possession, you can face many years in prison and substantial fines. At Ramsell & Kunowski, L.L.C., we are experienced in dealing with drug possession with intent to deliver charges. We help clients navigate the criminal justice system and strive to achieve the best possible resolution in every case.
Understanding “Intent to Deliver” in Illinois
Charges of possession with intent to deliver typically reflect the amount of drugs allegedly in your possession. The necessary quantity to qualify as intent to deliver is dependent on the type of drug involved. Having additional drug paraphernalia such as cutting agents, scales, or balloons could indicate the intent to sell the drug can also serve as justification for an intent to deliver charge. It is not necessary for the transaction to have actually occurred, only for there to be evidence of intent.
Possession with intent to deliver charges can carry stiff sentences for convictions. At their most severe, they can be classified as a Class X felony that can result in 6-30 years in prison. Our attorneys investigate the circumstances of your arrest carefully and look for every possible opening to have the evidence against you excluded. We are experienced trial attorneys have long track record of successful resolutions in court.
Depending on the nature of the crime and the classification of the charges, the best option may be to negotiate a plea deal to reduced charges with less or no jail time. We have effectively negotiated with prosecutors for probation sentences in cases involving serious charges and always seek to keep our clients out of jail.
If you or a loved one is charged with possession with intent to deliver, contact us to discuss the case and begin preparing an effective defense. We offer free initial consultations. Our firm represents clients in DuPage County courts and throughout the Chicagoland area.