Cannabis charges are a very common occurrence in the geographic region served by Gullberg, Box & Worby, LLC. The Illinois legislature recently enacted laws designed to “reasonably proportion” the penalties for the crime. The intent is to keep people out of jail, but possession of cannabis is still an offense that could submit one to a stint in the county jail.
A person commits the offense of possession of cannabis when he knowingly possesses a substance containing cannabis. In essence, this requires that the person charged with possessing the cannabis must be consciously aware of the presence of the cannabis. There is no black-and-white threshold for when one knowingly possesses cannabis. Instead, each instance must be factually dissected by a skilled criminal defense attorney. Remember, it is the state’s burden to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you knowingly possessed the cannabis.
Every United States citizen has the right to be free from an illegal search and seizure. Through our history of dealing with cannabis cases, we have found that law enforcement often intrudes upon this constitutional right. If this can be proven, the evidence against you could be excluded, and the case against you severely weakened. We will examine every piece of evidence the state has against you and work to have the charges dismissed against you through pre-trial motions.
If the state proves its case against you, you could be eligible for a wide-range of penalties. Our efforts do not end with a conviction or a plea of guilty. It is always our goal to keep you out of jail and a conviction off your record.
If you have a cannabis charge pending against you, it can be a very nervous and anxious time. Let the skilled attorneys at Gullberg, Box & Worby, LLC take this burden from you and work for a favorable outcome that will put you at ease.