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Aggressive. Experienced.

Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney
Former Cook County Felony Prosecutor

Possession of Cannabis / Marijuana

Facing a Drug Charge for Marijuana? Chicago Cannabis Possession Lawyer Andrew M. Weisberg Can Help


Although some states have recently approved the recreational use of cannabis or marijuana, the state of Illinois is most decidedly not one of them. If you are arrested for possession of cannabis, you will face serious consequences if convicted. In fact, depending upon the amount of marijuana in question, you could face an extended prison sentence.


Marijuana possession or cannabis possession cases vary in severity depending upon the quantity or weight of the cannabis recovered by police. Less than 30 grams of cannabis possession is considered a misdemeanor offense. Over 30 grams will be charged as a felony and large quantities of marijuana can land a suspect in prison from 6-30 years. Attorney Andrew Weisberg is a former prosecutor from both Cook County and Will County. He gained tremendous experience prosecuting drug cases both large and small. Drug laws can be very complicated and a skilled drug defense lawyer can find loopholes or police error in an effort to get the case dismissed. That is why having an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney in Chicago such as Andrew M. Weisberg is absolutely essential so that you can have the best opportunity to avoid a conviction and the consequences that would accompany it. Call now and he will review your case for free. He will discuss the case that lies ahead and the best way to win the case.


Chicago Drug Lawyer Andrew M. Weisberg Can Provide the Aggressive Defense You Need


It may even be the case that you have been falsely accused of marijuana possession or cannabis possession. Either the evidence against you could have been obtained through an unconstitutional search, or perhaps the cannabis actually belonged to some other party, but you are now the one facing criminal charges. Whatever the circumstances behind your arrest, you want to make sure that you have a Chicago criminal defense lawyer advocating on your behalf and working to protect your rights at every turn. All narcotics cases are serious and require a top legal advocate. Cannabis possession is no exception. Contact Attorney Weisberg immediately for a free and confidential consultation.


Defending You Against Possession of Cannabis – Andrew M. Weisberg


In many cases, possession of marijuana is considered a misdemeanor. However, just because a charge is a misdemeanor does not mean that a conviction on such a charge does not render consequences that can be life-altering. In addition, prosecutors will often charge suspects with multiple offenses in the hopes that if they do not win on one count they can still win a conviction on another count. Your future, your freedom, and your livelihood are far too important to leave them to chance. That is why contacting a drug lawyer in Chicago like Andrew M. Weisberg immediately following your arrest is crucial, so that you can have someone who understands the system working to preserve and defend your rights, and of course, your freedom. You may only face a simple possession charge, but you could also be slapped with any of the following:


  • Possession of a controlled substance 720 ILCS 570/402(c)
  • Possession of Cocaine 720 ILCS 570/402(c)
  • Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Deliver 720 ILCS 570/401(d)
  • Possession of Heroin 720 ILCS 570/402(c)
  • Possession of Heroin with Intent to Deliver 720 ILCS 570/401(d)
  • Possession of Cannabis/Marijuana 720 ILCS 550/4
  • Possession of Cannabis/Marijuana with Intent to Deliver 720 ILCS 550/5(a)
  • … or others

If you have been charged with any of these crimes or any combination of them, Chicago defense lawyer Andrew M. Weisberg can provide you with the legal counsel and representation that you will need as you attempt to build an adequate defense to combat these charges. Drug cases can be harsh but the best criminal lawyers can often find ways to get even the largest drug cases dismissed.


When You Need an Aggressive and Experienced Drug Attorney in Chicago, Consult Andrew M. Weisberg


As your drug defense attorney in Chicago, Andrew M. Weisberg is what is considered a double threat, meaning that not only does he have a successful track record in defending clients facing possession of cannabis charges, but he has successfully prosecuted such cases, as well. As a former Cook County prosecutor, Mr. Weisberg brings unique insights and knowledge to the defense of your case. He knows how prosecutors think and will, therefore, be able to respond accordingly, strengthening your defense before they can employ their strategies and tactics.


Experienced and Knowledgeable – Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Andrew M. Weisberg


Facing a possession of cannabis charge can be scary, frustrating, and overwhelming. However, with Chicago criminal defense attorney Andrew M. Weisberg working diligently on your behalf, you can have the peace of mind in knowing that you are in capable and competent hands. Mr. Weisberg will communicate with you throughout the duration of your case, always ensuring that you have the most up-to-date knowledge regarding any developments so that you can make the most informed decisions possible.


Contact the Law Offices of Andrew M. Weisberg When You Are in Search of a Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyer


If you have been arrested for possession of cannabis in Chicago, no matter how straightforward or complex the charge, Andrew M. Weisberg is a criminal defense lawyer known for tough, aggressive defense. A former felony prosecutor, Attorney Weisberg has extensive experience in handling all types of criminal cases, from sex offenses and violent crimes to possession of marijuana. If you would like to reach Mr. Weisberg quickly and directly, please call his cell phone 24/7 at (773) 908-9811, or fill out the case review form on our website. The consultation is free.

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