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Possession of Controlled Substance (Drug Possession)

A controlled substance is any drug that is in the Illinois State Statute 570/204. These include, but are not limited to, Cocaine, Heroin, Ecstasy, LSD, Mushrooms, PCP and Amphetamines. It is illegal to possess any amount of these drugs in Illinois. The larger the amount, the more serious the charge. With a certain amount, you could be charged with Possession With Intent to Deliver.

Consequences for a conviction can be severe. They include being sentenced to jail time in the state penitentiary, large monetary fines, showing up on your permanent record, probation and boot camp. Unlike possession of marijuana, all amounts of controlled substances result in a felony charge. It is absolutely essential that you have a knowledgeable lawyer that can help you get you the best possible result.

Please see the Drug Charges page for more defense strategies when facing a Possession of Controlled Substance charge.

All Possession of a Controlled Substance charges are listed in Illinois State Statue 570/402 at this link:

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs4.asp?ActID=1941&ChapterID=53&SeqStart=5200000&SeqEnd=7900000
Please scroll to this area for the specific charges: (720 ILCS 570/402) from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 1402)

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