Chicago Defense Attorney for Cocaine Offenses

The city of Chicago imposes strict and some of the harshest drug laws when it comes to the possession and sale of cocaine. Because of the substance’s highly addictive nature, the city views it as one of the most dangerous drugs available today.

Facing a possession or sale charge relating to cocaine can be wildly intimidating and difficult to process. These cases are long and arduous and they require a close understanding of Illinois law. If you’re in Chicago and need a defense attorney for cocaine charges, then you need to contact the Law Office of Fred Dry and speak to me, Fred Dry about your case.

Possession of Cocaine

If a person is charged with possession of cocaine, it does not always mean that cocaine was directly on his or her person. Being in a controlled area with cocaine is enough to get a conviction. If you are at a party where cocaine is present, then you could be charged with possession. If you’re in a friend’s car and a cop finds cocaine in the car, you both will be charged for possession.

It’s important to remember that possession crimes can be levied against anyone found near cocaine or in possession of a residence (or vehicle) where cocaine was found.

Possession of cocaine penalties include:

Amount of Cocaine Penalty
Less than 15 g. Up to $25,000 fine or 1-3 years in prison
15-99 g. 4-15 years in prison
100-399 g. 6-30 years in prison, fine can be either $200,000 or street value of drug
400-899 g. 8-40 years in prison, fine can be either $200,000 or street value of drug
More than 900 g. 10-50 years in prison, fine can be either $200,000 or street value of drug

If you think you could be charged with any of these offenses, don’t hesitate to call the Law Office ofFred Dry today.

Trafficking of Cocaine

Sometimes called distribution, cocaine trafficking charges imply that a person has sold, transported or imported cocaine.

The penalties for the sale of cocaine are:

Amount of Cocaine Penalty
Less than 1 g. 3-7 years in prison
More than 1 g. but less than 15 g. 4-15 years in prison
15-99 g. 6-30 years in prison
100-399 g. 9-40 years in prison
400-899 12-50 years in prison
900 g. and above 15-60 years in prison

Selling to any minors or within 1,000 feet of a truck stop or rest area will result in double the penalty.

The penalties for trafficking cocaine are as follows:

Amount of Cocaine Penalty
Less than 15 g. 4-15 years in prison, as much as $25,000 in fines
15-99 g. 6-30 years in prison fine can be either $500,000 or street value of drug
100-399 g. 9-40 years in prison fine can be either $500,000 or street value of drug
400-899 g. 12-50 years in prison fine can be either $500,000 or street value of drug
More than 900 g. 15-60 years in prison fine can be either $500,000 or street value of drug

Drug crime laws change rapidly in Illinois. If you’ve been charged with any one of these offenses, it’s important that you contact me, Fred Dry, as soon as possible. I’ll help you better understand your charges and what can be done in your best interests.

Contact the Law Office of Fred Dry

If you have questions or concerns regarding your situation or the laws regarding cocaine offenses in Chicago, then you need to quickly contact my office, the Law Office of Fred Dry, and schedule a case evaluation as soon as possible.


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