Drug crimes and their penalties are structured based on the dangerous nature of the substance in question, as well as its potential for abuse. Methamphetamines are highly dangerous and highly abused, making the penalties for possession, possession with intent to deliver (PWID), manufacturing, and trafficking very severe.
Illinois state law has an entire act dedicated to methamphetamine control. This act is known as the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act and is found in 720 ILCS 646/1 and following. Other meth-related offenses include possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine manufacturing materials and other meth precursors, as well as the possession, procurement, storage, or delivery of anhydrous ammonia with the intent to use it to manufacture meth.
Most of these offenses are a Class 1 felony at the least, but can be as serious as a Class X felony and can land an offender in prison for up to 30 years, or even for life in the event that someone was injured or killed by their negligence. The latter is often the result of meth manufacturing, since meth labs are highly susceptible to creating toxic fumes or explosions.
Defense Against Methamphetamine Charges
Patel Law, PC is an experienced criminal defense firm in the Champaign-Urbana area. If you are facing charges of a methamphetamine crime, our legal team can help. We will study the details of your arrest to determine whether or not there was valid evidence to prove that the substance was truly in your possession or that you were indeed manufacturing meth. Our team could also fight for a reduction of your charges in the event that a dismissal is not possible. Call today to learn more!
Attorney Baku Patel has represented clients in drug crime cases for nearly two decades. Call our firm today to make an appointment, or fill out our online case evaluation form to submit your information via email. A member of our team will review your case and provide you with initial options at no cost to you. We have represented thousands of criminal cases, so do not hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience. We can help you fight your methamphetamine charges.