Drug crime convictions are serious matters in the state of Illinois, but can become even more serious if two or more people are involved in the act.
When a drug crime is planned and/or carried out by more than one individual, it is considered a drug conspiracy and is a Class X felony under 720 ILCS 570/405. As such, it is punishable by 6 - 30 years in prison and a maximum fine of $500,000.
Drug conspiracy can also be charged and tried as a federal crime as found in 21 USC § 846, Attempt and Conspiracy. In general, drug crimes become a federal offense when they involve large quantities of a controlled substance, such as 1 or more kilograms of heroin, 5 or more kilograms of cocaine, 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, or 1,000 or more kilograms of a substance containing a detectable amount of marijuana. The penalties for federal drug crimes involve decades to life in prison and fines reaching into the tens of millions of dollars.
Defense for Federal Drug Crime Charges
At Patel Law, PC, we have nearly two decades of criminal defense experience. Attorney Baku Patel is also a former federal prosecutor and is certified to defend murder cases before the Illinois Supreme Court. With such qualifications, we are more than capable of defending you from any type of federal charges, including drug conspiracy.
Our legal team has represented thousands of criminal cases over the years. Mr. Patel himself has tried over 200 cases to verdict and has the experience and aggression to fight your federal charges. We offer a free case evaluation to discuss your legal options, so you have nothing to lose by calling us today.Contact a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible to get started on your case. Our firm will work together as a team to maximize your defense.