Champaign Drug Possession Lawyers
Being caught with illicit drugs in your possession can be devastating. Even if you had no idea the substances were there, you may still face criminal charges that can result in a prison sentence and hefty fines. Not only that, but this red mark on your criminal record can prevent you from getting jobs, being accepted into school, or even being approved for loans. If you have been charged with drug possession, you will need the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect and represent you.
The Champaign drug possession lawyers of Bruno Law Offices are dedicated to providing reliable legal services to all of our clients. We can provide you with the effective legal representation you need. Contact us at (217) 328-6000 to schedule your free initial consultation.
Penalties for Drug Possession
The penalties you will face if caught with illegal drugs in your possession will vary depending on the type and amount of drug you have. Marijuana is by far the most widespread, illicit substance. It is also one of the least harmful drugs one can use. Because of this, marijuana offenders will face the least amount of punishment.
Possession of smaller amounts of marijuana will be charged as a misdemeanor and offenders will face up to a year in prison, as well as a fine of up to $1,500. Those caught with over 30 grams will be charged with a felony and will be fined up to $25,000 and may be required to spend up to 3 years in prison.
If you are caught with prescription drugs, heroin, cocaine, or any other “hard” substance, you will face much graver penalties. A first conviction is a felony charge, and depending on the amount of the substance at hand, you could be fined up to $200,000 and be required to spend up to 50 years in jail.
If you have been arrested and charged with the crime of illegal drug possession, then the Champaign-Urbana drug possession lawyers of Bruno Law Offices can represent you in court. Contact us today by calling our offices at (217) 328-6000.