Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance

Charged with a Drug Crime? Our Aurora Criminal Defense Attorneys Can Help

If you are charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, hiring a skilled criminal defense attorney in Aurora or the nearby areas is essential. Unlawful delivery of a controlled substance is a considered a serious felony and can result in your incarceration in the Illinois Department of Corrections. At The Law Offices of David Lee, we have more than 15 years of combined experience, giving us the resources, skills, and knowledge to aggressively advocate for your rights.

Contact our firm at (630) 901-8700 for a free phone consultation to discuss your case.

Illinois Penalties for Unlawful Delivery of a

Controlled Substance

The charge of delivery of a controlled substance typically revolves around how the controlled substance was sold, distributed, transported, or transferred. The unlawful dealing of narcotics or drugs is somewhat self-explanatory. Unless you are licensed to distribute controlled substances, law prohibits “delivery” of a drug or controlled substance. Penalties for the unlawful delivery of controlled substance are particularly severe.

Penalties for the unlawful delivery of a controlled substance usually depend on the type of narcotic or drug delivered, as well as the amount/weight of that drug.

Common penalties for unlawful delivery of controlled substances, including heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, LSD, and morphine include:

  • Unlawful delivery of less than 1 gram of these controlled substances is normally charged as a class 2 felony, which is punishable by up to a $200,000.00 fine and/or 3 – 7 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
  • Unlawful delivery of between 1 and 15 grams of these controlled substances is normally charged as a class 1 felony, which is punishable by up to a $250,000.00 fine and/or 4 – 15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections
  • Unlawful delivery of between 15 and 100 grams of these controlled substances is normally charged as a class X felony, which is punishable by up to a $500,000.00 fine and/or 6 – 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
  • Unlawful delivery of between 100 and 400 grams of these controlled substances is normally charged as a "super" class X felony, which is punishable by up to a $500,000.00 fine and and/or 9 – 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
  • Unlawful delivery of between 400 and 900 grams of these controlled substances is normally charged as a "super" class X felony, which is punishable by up to a $500,000.00 fine and/or 12 – 50 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
  • Unlawful delivery of more than 900 grams of these controlled substances is normally charged as a "super" class X felony, which is punishable by up to a $500,000.00 fine and/or 15 – 60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Various other factors, including proximity to public parks, churches, schools, and movie theaters, and possession of a firearm, may result in doubled fines and/or sentences.

Put Our 15+ Years of CRIMINAL LITIGATION Experience on Your Side

Unlawful delivery of a controlled substance is a very serious felony offense and only a skilled Aurora criminal defense attorney can help you navigate the legal process. Penalties have severe, long-lasting effects on your finances, freedom, and future. If you have a prior felony conviction, you may even be facing stricter penalties.

At The Law Offices of David Lee, our skilled team can offer you knowledgeable legal counsel as we help you throughout the legal process. We have successfully assisted many individuals with drug crime charges and our extensive courtroom experience allows us the ability to create a strong defense on your behalf.

Contact our firm at (630) 901-8700 today to speak to an Aurora criminal defense lawyer about your unique situation.

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