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Joliet Drug Sales & Intent To Deliver Defense Lawyer

Resolving Drug Sales and Intent To Deliver Charges in Joliet, IL

Delivery of controlled substances, drug manufacturing, and possession with intent to distribute are very serious felony charges in Illinois. Because of the seriousness of the crime, you cannot leave your future to just any Will County criminal defense attorney. When you work with the Law Offices of Jack L. Zaremba, P.C., Attorney Jack L. Zaremba will be the one that represents you as you fight against drug charges. As a former Will County prosecutor, Mr. Zaremba has the skills and trial experience that you need as you defend your freedom and fight to keep your record clean. Do not delay in contacting our office today at 815-740-4025 to get a free case evaluation.

Penalties for a Conviction on Drug Distribution Charges

Drug delivery or manufacturing is a more serious charge than "simple" drug possession. Drug delivery involves transferring controlled substances to others, including through sales, trades, or even sharing substances. Drug manufacturing may involve any activities involving the creation, preparation, or packaging of controlled substances. Using chemical procedures to synthesize drugs, compounding or "cutting" drugs, or packaging and labeling substances in preparation for sale or distribution may lead to drug manufacturing charges. In some cases, possession of large amounts of a substance may be seen as intent to deliver or distribute drugs to others, and they may be charged with drug delivery or manufacturing in these situations.

Drug distribution, drug manufacturing, or possession with intent to deliver is a Class X felony offense. As with drug possession, the penalties that may apply for a person who is convicted of manufacturing or delivering drugs will depend on the amount(s) of a substance or substances that they distributed or intended to distribute. Some examples of the potential sentences that may apply include:

  • 15-100 grams of heroin, cocaine, or fentanyl: jail sentence of six to 30 years
  • 100-400 grams of heroin, cocaine, or fentanyl: jail sentence of nine to 40 years
  • 400-900 grams of heroin, cocaine, or fentanyl: jail sentence of 12 to 50 years
  • Over 900 grams of heroin, cocaine, or fentanyl: jail sentence of 15 to 60 years

In cases where a person is accused of possessing at least 100 grams of the substances above with the intent to distribute, fines of up to $500,000 may also apply. If the street value of the drugs in question was over $500,000, fines will total the actual value of the substances.

Felony drug cases in Will County can send you to jail and leave you with a permanent criminal record. In every case, we fight to help our clients avoid jail time and to keep their records clean. In some drug cases, alternatives may be available that will allow you to avoid a conviction. In cases where negotiations with the prosecutor are appropriate, we have been able to get charges amended or reduced. In other cases, our clients have received probation and substance abuse treatment that has allowed them to avoid having a felony conviction on their records. We will make sure you understand your options, and we will advise you on the best steps you can take to achieve positive results.

Contact Our Joliet Drug Distribution Defense Attorney

To learn how the Law Offices of Jack L. Zaremba, P.C. can help you defend against drug charges, contact us today at 815-740-4025. We are located near the Will County courthouse, and your initial consultation is always free. Reach out to us as soon as possible after your arrest to ensure that your case will be handled correctly.

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