Chicago and Dallas/Ft. Worth Drug Delivery Defense Lawyers
Delivery of a drug or controlled substance is one of the most serious crimes a person can face in the United States. Depending on the nature of the crime, those convicted could face up to 100 years in jail and fines of over $100,000. Illinois and Texas take all drug offenses very seriously, including the delivery of any controlled substances. Also referred to as “drug dealing”, delivery charges are based on the weight and type of controlled substance involved.
Drug Delivery Charges in Illinois
Under the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, it is a criminal act to knowingly possess, manufacture, or deliver certain controlled substances. In Illinois, a person can be convicted of “controlled substance trafficking” when they knowingly bring a controlled substance to the state or deliver the substance within the state or to any another state or country. As with Texas, there are specific laws about drug distribution in Illinois that are rather complex.
Drug Delivery Charges in Texas
The Texas Controlled Substances Act classifies all controlled substances into different groups based on their probability for abuse. This means that the consequences for someone who is caught delivering drugs can be very serious if the act of delivery is made knowingly. By Texas state law, delivery is defined as transferring or offering to transfer a controlled substance to another individual. There are two different types of delivery in Texas: actual and constructive. Actual delivery of a drug occurs when an individual transfers control of a drug to another person. This is a “hand-to-hand” exchange. By contrast, constructive delivery takes place when the individual who controls the drug delivery, transfers it to another person without participating in the actual delivery.
If you have been accused of drug delivery in either state, please contact Toro Law Office today. We are a small, dedicated law firm representing clients facing a wide range of crimes throughout Illinois and Texas and are prepared to discuss your case with you today. We speak fluent English and Spanish and encourage you to contact us as soon as possible to learn more about your rights and how to proceed.
In the event you are charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, you will be facing felony charges in Illinois and Texas. Controlled substances are classified as schedule 1 through 5 and depending on the type of drug and amount found in your possession, the penalties can be quite severe. Our lawyers will work with you to ensure you understand your rights and the charges you are facing. We will do everything we can to get the charges reduced, if not dropped, depending on your case. To learn more about our approach to drug delivery charges, contact experienced drug delivery defense attorney Moises Briseño and Associates at Toro Law Office immediately to schedule a consultation to discuss your case.