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Delivery of a Controlled Substance lawyer, James Dimeas, has spent the past 25 years handling Delivery of a Controlled Substance cases throughout Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, and Kane County. Delivery of a Controlled Substance is the most serious drug-related crime in Illinois. Possession of Marijuana/Cannabis, Cocaine or Heroin are much more likely to gain understanding or sympathy from a judge or a prosecutor. But Delivery of a Controlled Substance is unlikely to get any sympathy from a prosecutor. Police, Prosecutors, and judges look at drug dealing as a much more serious crime than simply being in possession of an illegal drug for personal use.

If you are charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance 720 ILCS 570/401 this means that the state believes that they believe they have enough evidence to prove in Court that you were actually dealing drugs. Many times, this can happen if you sold illegal drugs to an undercover police officer or to a confidential informant. Many times, in cases like this, the police have audio and video recordings which capture the actual transaction. Cases like this can be very difficult to defend in court. Many times, people that are charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance are also charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute. While Possession with Intent to Distribute sounds less serious than Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a conviction for Possession with Intent to Distribute carries the same criminal penalties as a conviction for Delivery of a Controlled Substance. Examples of a criminal case for Possession with Intent to Distribute are when the police recover a large amount illegal drugs. An amount that is more than one individual could use. Another example is when the police recover an amount of drugs that are packaged in little baggies, or if a scale is recovered with the drugs. From the perspective of a criminal defense lawyer a criminal charge of Possession with Intent to Distribute is much easier to defend in court. Just because the police found 20 baggies of cocaine doesn't necessarily mean that the cocaine was being sold. Maybe the baggies were for the defendant for his personal use. In other words, an audio and a videotape recording of a drug transaction is much harder to fight in Court than the fact that the drugs were in little baggies or that a scale was found with the drugs.

Delivery of a Controlled Substance attorney, James Dimeas, has extensive experience in challenging the element of “intent” in a Possession with Intent to Distribute charges in Illinois. In his 25 years of handling drug cases in Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, and Kane County, James Dimeas has developed defense strategies and trial strategies which have been proven to defeat Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Possession with Intent to Distribute charges in many drug cases. When prosecutors realize that they are dealing with an experienced Delivery of a Controlled Substance lawyer and Possession with Intent to Distribute lawyer in James Dimeas, many times the state will back down and will reduce the charges so as to avoid any chance of losing the case. Many times, this allows Mr. Dimeas to negotiate deals for much less than his clients were originally facing. Sometimes James Dimeas is able to get TASC probation and 410 or 1410 probation for his clients so they can avoid any conviction on their record. The extent of experience that Mr. Dimeas has in handling Delivery of a Controlled Substance cases and Possession with Intent to Distribute cases gives him the tools necessary to handle drug cases like this in Illinois in a successful manner.

What are the Criminal Penalties for Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Possession with Intent to Distribute?

The criminal penalties for Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Possession with Intent to Distribute are very serious in Illinois.

  • If you are convicted of Delivery of a Controlled Substance or Possession with Intent to Distribute under a gram you could be facing a Class 2 felony which carries a possible 3 - 7 - year prison sentence. Criminal Defense Lawyer James Dimeas may be able to get you probation depending on your criminal record and the facts of your case.

  • If you are convicted of Delivery of a Controlled Substance or Possession with Intent to Distribute 1 to 15 grams you could be facing a Class 1 felony which carries a possible 4-15 - year prison sentence. Criminal Defense Drug Lawyer James Dimeas may be able to get you probation depending on your criminal record and the facts of your case.

  • 15 or more grams is a Class X felony which carries 6- 30 years without the possibility of probation.

There is Hope. There are Defenses to Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Possession with Intent to Distribute Drug Cases

Delivery of a Controlled Substance lawyer, James Dimeas, has been fighting drug cases throughout Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, and Kane County for 25 years. He understands that while it may look hopeless if you find yourself facing Delivery of a Controlled Substance or Possession with Intent to Distribute charges, there are defenses to Delivery of a Controlled Substance cases and Possession with Intent to Distribute cases. You should never give up hope. Some of those defenses include:

  • Did the police include inaccurate or misleading information in the Petition to Obtain a Search Warrant?
  • Did the police have a search warrant or was there an exception to the search warrant requirement?
  • Did the police have a valid reason for stopping the defendant or curbing his vehicle?
  • If the police did not have a search warrant did they have consent to search?
  • Did the police maintain the proper chain of evidence for all the evidence but they want to introduce a trial?
  • Did the search of the property exceed the scope of the search warrant?
  • Can the State prove actual or constructive possession of the illegal drugs?
  • Can we show that the drugs were for personal use?
  • If the defendant was in custody did he give a statement to the police? And if he gave a statement did the police give him his Miranda warnings?
Delivery of a Controlled Substance Lawyer James Dimeas Will Defend Your Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Possession with Intent to Deliver Case

Delivery of a Controlled Substance attorney, James Dimeas, has spent 25 years fighting drug cases throughout Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, and Kane County. Mr. Dimeas has learned how to effectively fight Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Possession with Intent to Distribute cases in courtrooms throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. He has learned how to handle cases like this by actually handling cases like this. There's no better way to learn how to handle cases like this than by actually doing them. Mr. Dimeas will examine each case thoroughly and will attack every aspect of the state's case. When the state realizes that their case has been weakened often the state will offer to reduce the charges to avoid any chance of losing a drug case. This is the most effective way of defeating Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Possession with Intent to Deliver criminal charges in Illinois.

Award-Winning Criminal Defense Attorney for Your Delivery of a Controlled Substance Case

Delivery of a Controlled Substance attorney, James Dimeas, is an award-winning, nationally recognized, criminal defense lawyer. James Dimeas was recognized by Expertise as a "Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in Chicago". Mr. Dimeas has been named a "Best DUI Attorney." The National Trial Lawyers have named James Dimeas a "Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer." The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys have recognized James Dimeas as a "10 Best Attorney for Client Satisfaction". Mr. Dimeas is rated "Superb" by AVVO, the highest rating possible for any lawyer in the United States.

James Dimeas is always available to discuss your case. Contact James Dimeas for a free and confidential consultation about your case. Mr. Dimeas will give you an honest and straightforward evaluation of your case and explain to you how he will attack the criminal charges you are facing and how he intends to help you win your case. James Dimeas can always be reached at 847-807-7405.