Illinois Drug Laws

CRIME

PUNISHMENT

DRUG CRIMES

DRUG CONVICTION FOR POSSESSION
(felony or misdemeanor)

Under Student Aid Laws: Cannot obtain any Government Student Aid, Loans, or Grants for 1 Year after 1st Conviction for Possession; for 2 Years after 2ND Conviction and for an indefinite amount of time after 3RD Conviction.

DRUG CONVICTION FOR SALE
(felony or misdemeanor)

Under Student Aid Laws: Cannot obtain any Government Student Aid, Loans, or Grants for 2 Years after 1ST Conviction and indefinite amount of time after 2ND Conviction.

DRUG POSSESSION

CANNABIS
(< 2.5 grams)
720 ILCS 550/4 

Up to $1500 Fine &/or Up to 30 Days in Jail

CANNABIS
(2.5 grams to 10 grams)
720 ILCS 550/4 

Up to $1500 Fine &/or Up to 6 Months in Jail

CANNABIS
(10 grams to 30 grams)
720 ILCS 550/4 

1ST Offense
Up to $2500 Fine &/or Up to 1 Year in Jail

2ND Offense
Felony Up to $25,000 Fine &/or 1 to 3 Years Pen.

CANNABIS
(30 grams to 500 grams)
720 ILCS 550/4 

1ST Offense
Felony Up to $25,000 Fine
&/or 1 to 3 Years in Pen.

2ND Offense
Felony Up to $25,000 Fine &/or 2 to 5 Years in Pen.

CANNABIS
(500 grams to 2000 grams)
720 ILCS 550/4 

Felony Up to $25,000 Fine &/or 2 to 5 Years in Pen.

CANNABIS
(2000 grams to 5000 grams)
720 ILCS 550 

Felony Up to $25,000 Fine &/or 3 to 7 Years in Pen.

CANNABIS
(over 5000 grams)
720 ILCS 550/4 

Felony Up to $25,000 Fine &/or 4 to 15 Years Pen.

PRESCRIPTION FORGERY
720 ILCS 570/406(b)(3) 

1ST Offense Felony
Up to $100,000 Fine &/or 1 to 3 Years in Pen.

2ND Offense Felony
Up to $200,000 Fine
&/or 2 to 5 Years in Pen.

POSSESSION DRUG PARAPHERNALIA
720 ILCS 600/3.5 

$750 to $2500 Fine &/or Up to 1 Year in Jail

POSSESSION OF HEROIN, COCAINE, MORPHINE, METHAMPHETAMINE, LYSERGIC ACID OR LSD:
720 ILCS 570/402 

15 GRAMS TO 100 GRAMS

Felony Up to $200,000 Fine &/or 4 to 15 Years in Pen.

100 GRAMS to 400 GRAMS

Felony Up to $200,000 Fine or Street Value &/or 6 to 30 Years Pen.

400 GRAMS TO 900 GRAMS

Felony Up to $200,000 Fine or Street Value &/or 8 to 40 Years Pen.

900 + GRAMS

Felony Up to $200,000 Fine or Street Value &/or 10 to 50 Years Pen.

PEYOTE, BARBITURIC ACID, AMPHETAMINE
(more than 200 grams)
720 ILCS 570/402 

Felony Up to $200,000 Fine &/or 4 to 15 Years in Pen.

METHAQUALONE, PENTAZOCINE, PHENCYCLIDINE
(more than 30 grams)
720 ILCS 570/402 

Felony Up to $200,000 Fine &/or 4 to 15 Years in Pen.

ANABOLIC STEROID
720 ILCS 570/402 

1ST Offense
Up to $1500 Fine
&/or 30 Days in Jail

2ND Offense
UP to $1500 Fine
&/or 6 Months in Jail

NITROUS OXIDE
720 ILCS 5/24.5-5 

1ST Offense
Up to $2500 Fine &/or Up to 1 Year in Jail

2ND Offense Felony Up to $25,000 Fine &/or 1 to 3 Years in Pen.

SALE, MANUFACTURE, POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO TRAFFIC DRUGS

CANNABIS
(less than 2.5 grams)
720 ILCS 550/5 

Up to $1500 Fine &/or 6 Months in Jail

CANNABIS
(2.5 grams to 10 grams)
720 ILCS 550/5 

Up to $2500 Fine &/or 1 Year in Jail

CANNABIS
(10 grams to 30 grams)
720 550/5 

Felony Up to $25,000 Fine &/or 1 to 3 Years in Pen.

CANNABIS
(30 grams to 500 grams)
720 550/5 

Felony Up to $55,000 Fine &/or 2 to 5 Years in Pen.

CANNABIS
(500 grams to 2000 grams)
720 550/5 

Felony Up to $100,000 Fine &/or 3 to 7 Years in Pen.

CANNABIS
(2000 grams to 5000 grams)
720 550/5 

Felony Up to $150,000 Fine &/or 4 to 15 Years in Pen.

CANNABIS
(more than 5000 grams)
720 550/5 

Felony Up to $200,000 Fine &/or 6 to 30 Years in Pen.

COCAINE 
(1 to 15 grams)
720 ILCS 570/401 
HEROIN
(10 to 15 grams)
MORPHINE
(10 to 15 grams)
METHAMPHETAMINE
(5 to 15 grams)

Felony Up to $250,000 &/or 4 to 15 Years in Pen.

COCAINE, HEROIN, MORPHINE, METHAMPHETAMINE, LSD:
720 ILCS 570/401 

15 GRAMS TO 100 GRAMS

Felony Up to $500,000 Fine &/or 6 to 30 Years in Pen.

100 GRAMS TO 400 GRAMS

Felony Up to $500,000 or Street Value &/or 9 to 40 Years in Pen.

400 GRAMS TO 900 GRAMS

Felony Up to $500,000 Fine or Street Value &/or 12 to 50 Years Pen.

OVER 900 GRAMS

Felony Up to $500,000 Fine or Street Value &/or 15 to 60 Years Pen.

NITROUS OXIDE
720 ILCS 5/24.5-10 

Felony Up to $25,000 Fine &/or 2 to 5 Years in Pen.

* FELONY, INCREASES PENALTY TO 15-20-25-LIFE

Increased Penalties for use of Firearm During Commission of Offense:

  1. Use of firearm during commission of offense: 15 years added to sentence imposed
  2. Discharge of firearm during commission of offense: 20 years added to sentence imposed
  3. Discharge of firearm causing death or injury: 25 years or up to natural life added to sentence imposed

MISDEMEANORS


730 ILCS 5/5-9-1 & 5/5-8-3

Class A:
Up to $2500 Fine &/or Up to 1 Year in Jail.
Class B:
Up to $1500 Fine &/or Up to 6 Months in Jail.
Class C:
Up to $1500 Fine &/or Up to 30 Days in Jail.

FELONY CONVICTION


730 ILCS 5/5-8-1 & 5/5-9-1

 

Class X Felony
Up to $25,000 Fine &/or 6 to 30 Years in Pen.
Class 1 Felony
Up to $25,000 Fine &/or 4 to 15 Years in Pen.
Class 2 Felony
Up to $25,000 Fine &/or 3 to 7 Years in Pen.
Class 3 Felony
Up to $25,000 Fine &/or 2 to 5 Years in Pen.
Class 4 Felony
Up to $25,000 Fine &/or 1 to 3 Years in Pen.

IF POSSESSION OR SALE OF ANY DRUG IS WITHIN 1500 FEET OF A SCHOOL, CHURCH, PUBLIC PARK, OR MOVIE THEATER, COURT MAY DOUBLE THE FINE AND THE SENTENCE.

IF A FIREARM IS IN POSSESSION AT THE TIME OF A DRUG ARREST, AT CONVICTION COURT MAY DOUBLE THE FINE AND THE SENTENCE.