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Chicago Lawyers for Possession of Marijuana

Skokie Marijuana Possession Attorneys

Attorneys for Clients Charged with Drug Possession in Bucktown, Humboldt Park, and the Chicago Area

When you are facing drug possession charges, your life can change quickly. Your freedom and your ability to provide for your family can be severely compromised. A conviction—even for marijuana possession—can follow you for the rest of your life. At Luisi Legal Group, we take drug charges very seriously, and we are dedicated to providing you with the reliable, cost-effective representation you deserve.

Marijuana Possession Defense Lawyers

The debate over marijuana has increased significantly in recent years, with several states making the decision to legalize marijuana possession and recreational use of the drug. Many others, including Illinois, have established medical marijuana programs designed to help patients with specified health conditions. In Illinois, it is against the law for an individual to possess or use any amount marijuana without a state-issued medical registration card.

Legislation is currently being considered that would make low-level possession of marijuana—up to 10 grams—a civil offense rather than a criminal offense. If the measure becomes law, the penalties for minor possession would be similar to those associated with traffic tickets.

Until the law changes, however, possessing up to 2.5 grams is a Class C misdemeanor, and possessing up to 10 grams is a Class B misdemeanor. In either case, prison sentences are possible, along with fines of up to $1,500. If you have been charged with marijuana possession—especially if it is your first offense—our attorneys will work hard to help you avoid conviction and the associated penalties.

Felony Marijuana Possession Defense in Illinois

Possession of more than 10 grams of marijuana is prosecutable as a felony under Illinois law, with the exact charges and penalties dependent upon the actual amount possessed. The case against you can be even more serious if you are accused of intent to deliver, manufacturing, or trafficking marijuana.

At Luisi Legal Group, we understand that many cases involving marijuana rely heavily on the evidence found by law enforcement. If the evidence was seized in a search that violated or compromised your rights in any way, we will do everything we can to have the charges against you dropped. When necessary, we will negotiate with the police and prosecutors to find a reasonable solution to your case, often leading to a dismissal or reduction of charges and the resulting impact on your life.

Call 773-276-5541 Today

If you or a family member is facing charges of marijuana possession, it is important to speak with an attorney quickly. Contact the Chicago office of Luisi Legal Group to schedule a free initial consultation. We will meet with you to discuss your case and help you understand the potential implications. Call us at 773-276-5541 and put our team to work for you. Our firm is proud to serve the legal needs of clients with cases at the 26th and California Courthouse, Maywood Courthouse, Bridgeview Courthouse, Markham Court, Skokie Court, and Richard J. Daley Center.

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