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Drug Sales in Illinois

Peoria Drug Crime Lawyer Explains Potential Penalties

Drug sales are on the rise and law enforcement officials are on the lookout for perpetrators. If you were arrested and charged with intent to sell drugs or controlled substances, it is vital to your future that you contact a Peoria criminal defense attorney right away. With the guidance of our dedicated legal team, you may be able to obtain a favorable outcome for your criminal case. Without our assistance, you could face steep fines, felony convictions, and years in a penitentiary. After an arrest, it is imperative that you contact McCall Law Offices, P.C.

Drug Classification

The specific penalties you may face will vary depending on the type and amount of drug that was found in your possession. The Drug Enforcement Agency classifies illegal controlled substances and large amounts of over-the-counter medications that an individual may use with intent to sell by the schedules system. Each drug is placed into a schedule depending on the potential for abuse and long-term dependence or capacity for inducing psychologically altering states. The schedules are a scale, with Schedule I representing the highest risk of dependency and Schedule V having the lowest.

Varying degrees of penalties are assigned to the sale and distribution of highly illegal chemicals and drugs such as heroin, cannabis, methamphetamines, as well as specific over-the-counter medications and prescription drugs. If you were arrested for selling prescription drugs, being in possession of fraudulent or illegal prescription notes, you may be charged with a potential drug sale crime. You may also be charged with intent to sell if you have above-normal amounts of over-the-counter medications, such as pain medications or cough syrups, which contain ingredients that can be used to manufacture other illegal drugs, such as meth.


Marijuana has been "legalized" in the state of Illinois, but its sales and production are still heavily regulated. While personal possession is generally legal for people over the age of 21, production, sales and transportation of large amounts still carry similar penalties to before legalization. Any amount over 30 grams of marijuana or 500 milligrams of pure THC is considered possession with the intent to sell which is illegal. You must have a state-issued license to sell marijuana and be in compliance with all local and county laws as well.

Defense After an Arrest from McCall Law Offices, P.C.

The Illinois criminal defense system can be difficult to navigate, and you should never attempt to go through it alone. With the guidance of McCall Law Offices, P.C., you can rest assured that your case will be handled by a devoted and highly experienced Peoria drug attorney. At our firm, we believe that we can challenge or frustrate the prosecution's attempt to limit your civil liberties by conducting thoroughly investigation into the prosecutor's case, the police records and witness statements. If you have been arrested, you need to act now and contact McCall Law Offices, P.C. today. Our firm proudly offers free case evaluations to all potential clients, so do not delay in working with our firm.

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