Experienced DuPage County Methamphetamine Attorneys
Methamphetamine, or crystal meth, use is at an all-time high in Illinois and throughout the country. Law enforcement takes meth possession and other meth related crimes very seriously. As a controlled substance, possession of any quantity of methamphetamine will be charged as a felony. At Ramsell & Kunowski, L.L.C., we are experienced in representing clients against felony drug charges. We understand the seriousness of these charges and how a conviction can impact the rest of your life. Our goal is to mitigate the consequences you will face and help preserve your future.
Possession of Crystal Meth in Illinois
In Illinois, the severity of the charge and the possible punishment are dependent on the quantity of methamphetamine allegedly in your possession. Possession of less than 15 grams is typically a Class 4 felony, which can result in 1 to 3 years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines. Possession of 15 grams to 99 grams is typically a Class 1 felony, which can result in up to 15 years in prison and up to $200,000 in fines. Prison sentences and fines increase for greater quantities of meth. Additionally, if you are arrested within 1,000 feet of a church, school, public park, or movie theater, your punishment could be increased.
If you are a first time offender or do not have an extensive criminal record, it is possible to avoid prison time even with a conviction. An admission of guilt on some level can result in a favorable plea agreement that keeps you out of jail and can help get you into treatment instead. Our attorneys always seek to divert our clients to drug court or help secure first offender probation whenever possible. We will discuss the circumstances of your arrest, the case against you, and your ultimate goals in order to devise the best defense strategy.
If you or a loved one is arrested and charged with a crime related to methamphetamines, our firm has the knowledge and experience to help. Contact us to schedule a free consultation. We represent clients throughout DuPage County and the Chicagoland area.