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Methamphetamine Drug Charges in Illinois

June 22nd, 2016 at 11:34 am

Illinois methamphetamine drug charges, Rolling Meadows Drug Crimes AttorneyMethamphetamine is one of the most popular illegal drugs in Illinois. There are several reasons why people prefer to use methamphetamine as their illegal drug of choice and why it is so popular. Reasons include the following:

  • Methamphetamine gives the same high sensation as cocaine, but the high lasts longer with methamphetamines;
  • Methamphetamine is easy to make;
  • Methamphetamine is easy to take, being consumable through ingestion, inhalation and injection; and
  • Methamphetamine is less expensive than cocaine.

Methamphetamine is a Serious Illegal Drug

Methamphetamine is a highly addictive and dangerous drug, and users can suffer injury or even death. Moreover, methamphetamine is an illegal substance, and you can therefore be charged with serious drug charges if you are caught in possession, manufacturing, or selling methamphetamine. The State of Illinois takes methamphetamine drug charges so seriously that methamphetamine has its own set of criminal laws: The Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act under 720 ILCS 646.

Individuals who are arrested and charged with methamphetamine drug charges need to seek legal consultation from an experienced and skilled drug criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Only a criminal defense lawyer with years of experience knows the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act provisions inside and out, and will fight to get you the fair treatment you are entitled to under the law. Depending on your particular charges and circumstances, it may be possible to get your charges reduced or even dropped altogether.

The Basics of Methamphetamine Criminal Charges

The basics of methamphetamine drug charges are straightforward and include:

  • Methamphetamine possession, even for a very small amount, is a felony in Illinois;
  • Methamphetamine manufacturing, even for a very small amount, is a felony in Illinois; and
  • Selling methamphetamine, even for a very small amount, is a felony in Illinois.

There is a clear pattern here—drug charges associated with methamphetamine lead to felony level charges. Felony drug charges are nothing to laugh at as they can result in serious prison time, huge fines, mandatory attendance in a drug treatment program, and a criminal record that does not go away easily.

Sometimes a Plea Deal is a Good Idea

In some cases your guilt might be undeniable. A skilled lawyer will recognize the opportunity to try and work out a plea deal with the prosecution, which could result in a lesser sentence for you. Or, you may be able to avoid jail time altogether by agreeing to enter into a drug rehabilitation program. Consult with your lawyer about your options before deciding whether a plea deal is right for you.  

Facing Meth Charges? Get a Lawyer

Methamphetamine drug charges are serious. Therefore, a skilled drug crimes criminal defense lawyer can go a long way towards getting you the best possible outcome in light of your circumstances. Do not hesitate to contact a Rolling Meadows drug crimes attorney immediately. We can assist you today.


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Written by Staff Writer

June 22nd, 2016 at 11:34 am

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