Possession with Intent to Deliver
It is bad enough when a person is convicted of possession of a controlled substance. The penalties only become worse, however, when the individual is convicted of possession with intent to deliver (PWID) a controlled substance.
720 ILCS 550/5 states that PWID of marijuana is a misdemeanor for up to 2.5 grams, but can be as serious as a Class X felony for more than 5,000 grams. Section 720 ILCS 570/401 states that PWID is a Class X felony when the enough of a dangerous controlled substance is in possession. For example, only 15 grams of cocaine or heroin can result in a Class X felony conviction if it can be proven that the person in possession intended to deliver it to another entity. Other drugs include morphine, LSD, amphetamine. Possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine can result in a Class 3 felony conviction and a maximum fine of $150,000.
Defenses for PWID Charges
As mentioned above, the prosecution must not only be able to prove that you were in possession of a controlled substance, but that you intended to deliver the drugs to someone else. Contact Patel Law, PC for a competent Champaign criminal defense lawyer who can fight to suppress wrongfully obtained evidence and prove that the drugs were not yours and/or that you had no intention of delivering them to another entity. Attorney Baku Patel is a former federal prosecutor and has valuable insight into the opponent's thought process, allowing him to defend you from both sides of your case. Call today to learn more about how our firm can fight for you.
Patel Law, PC has nearly two decades of criminal defense experience to use to your benefit. The sooner you contact an attorney from the firm, the more time we will have to build your defense. This maximizes your chances of success, so call today or complete our online evaluation form to contact a lawyer from our team. We work together on every case to support our clients and obtain the outcomes they need.