Possessing Small Amounts Of Marijuana Is No Longer A Crime

Illinois marijuana laws change frequently. If you are facing marijuana or cannabis charges, you need an attorney who stays on top of the changes in the law and who knows how they apply to each client's case.

You can rely on the knowledge and experience of attorney Philip Angelini. He has more than 30 years of defense experience, including working as a prosecutor in DuPage County. Because he has experience with federal and state drug cases, Mr. Angelini can defend you against any drug charge, regardless of its severity. Make an appointment today at 630-413-4174.

Illinois' New Marijuana Possession Law

A new state law signed in July 2016 makes possessing up to 10 grams of marijuana a citation, not a misdemeanor. People may face fines up to $200, but they will not be arrested or put in jail. This is drastically lower than the penalties under the previous law.

The new state law will not overturn similar existing laws in Chicago and other cities. Instead, it provides laws for municipalities that did not have any in place. Because this can be a confusing issue, it's important to work with a lawyer who knows the nuances of these laws in the various jurisdictions.

Possessing over 10 grams of marijuana is still a crime, however, as are other offenses, including:

  • Delivery/sales
  • Trafficking
  • Cultivation

Attorney Angelini provides aggressive defense against all charges involving marijuana or cannabis. He will work to ensure that you are not unfairly charged or penalized in a drug case. He knows how to find weaknesses in the prosecution's case and use them to his advantage.

Contact The Firm For The Answers You Need

Call 630-413-4174 to schedule an appointment at our Oak Brook or Chicago offices. You may also reach the firm online.