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Possession of Heroin

Heroin has reemerged on the streets and police and drug enforcement authorities know this. Prosecutors are handing out tough penalties for heroin charges. That is why you need an experienced and aggressive criminal defense lawyer in Chicago that will fight to make sure that your charges are dropped or reduced.

Penalties for Possession of Heroin in Illinois

Possible penalties for possession of heroin will depend upon the quantity of the drug seized. A complete list of potential penalties is found in 720 ILCS 570/402 . The following is a breakdown of penalties per drug quantity:

  • 0-15 grams—Class 4 felony, 1-3 year sentence and fines of $25,000
  • 15-100 grams—Class 1 felony, a mandatory minimum of 4-15 years in prison and fines of up to $200,000
  • 100-400 grams—Class 1 felony, a mandatory minimum of 6-30 years in prison and fines of up to $200,000 or the street value of the drug
  • 400-900 grams—Class 1 felony, a mandatory minimum of 8-40 years in prison and fines of up to $200,000 or the street value of the drug
  • Over 900 grams—Class 1 felony, a mandatory minimum of 10-50 years in prison and fines of up to $200,000 or the street value of the drug
Drug syringe and cooked heroin on spoon