Experienced DuPage County Marijuana Lawyers
Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in America and marijuana-related drug charges make up a substantial portion of the drug charges in Illinois. Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor possession charge or a more serious felony charge, you can face long-lasting consequences. At Ramsell & Kunowski, L.L.C., we understand how important it is to protect our clients from the harsh consequences of a drug conviction. We aggressively defend you in and out of court and make preserving your freedom and record our top priorities.
Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession
For casual marijuana users, a charge of misdemeanor marijuana possession is most likely. If you are caught in possession of 10 to 30 grams of marijuana, you will typically be charged with a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail. Quantities of 2.5 to 10 grams typically results in a sentence of up to 6 months, and under 2.5 grams in a sentence of up to 30 days. If you have multiple arrests for marijuana possession or other drug crimes, however, the penalties for a conviction may be higher. Even a misdemeanor charge is a serious matter, however, because you can end up with a criminal record if convicted, which carries a host of long-term consequences. Our goal is to prevent you from getting a record and help you avoid jail time.
Felony Marijuana Charges
Possession of more than 30 grams of marijuana or sale of more than 10 grams of marijuana will get you charged with a felony. Likewise, if you have a marijuana grow houses with more than 5 plants, you will also face a felony charge. Felony charges carry a minimum penalty of 1 year in prison for conviction, but sentences could be much longer where higher quantities of marijuana are involved. Our attorneys are skilled in handling felony drug possession cases and other felony drug charges. Where warranted we seek a reduction of charges to lessened consequences and preserve our clients record. If possible, we will always seek alternative sentencing such as first offender probation or drug court.
If you or a family member is arrested for a marijuana-related crime, contact us to schedule a free consultation. We serve clients throughout DuPage County and the Chicagoland area.