ILLINOIS DRUG CASE CHART
The following chart is provided only as a general educational guideline.  It lists specific Illinois drug offenses, which
are based on two things: (1) the type of illegal drug seized; and (2) the weight of illegal drug seized.  This chart
identifies the specific class for each offense and its corresponding sentencing range.  (Please note, there are
aggravating factors that may enhance a defendant’s possible sentence beyond the listed sentencing range, such as;
proximity to a school, church, or other protected area; defendant’s criminal background; or factors that trigger other
statutes.)

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES is this chart intended to encourage defendants to plead guilty to a drug offense.  It is
simply an informational chart that answers some questions commonly asked by people who have been arrested for
committing a drug offense.  For example; what is the maximum sentence I can receive if I am found guilty for this
crime?  This chart will tell you.

This chart only provides information that includes the possible sentence a defendant can receive if he pleads guilty
or is found guilty of a drug offense.  No defendant should ever plead guilty to committing a drug offense before
speaking to his attorney.  An attorney may be able to improve the defendant’s pretrial position in a variety of ways,
for instance; (1) the attorney may be able to work out an agreement with the prosecutor that allows the defendant to
enter a diversionary program, such as drug school; (2) the attorney may be able to work out an agreement with the
prosecutor that allows the defendant to serve a sentence that does not involve prison time, such as supervision,
conditional discharge or probation; (3) the attorney may persuade the prosecutor to amend the charge to a lower
class offense;  (4) the attorney may be able to suppress the drug evidence with a pretrial motion; (5) the attorney
may be able to have the charge dismissed with a pretrial motion; or (6) the attorney may be able to identify a
weakness in the State’s case that could be exploited at trial or before trial.  There are many other ways an attorney
may be able to improve a defendant’s drug case or even beat a drug case.
                                                      Possession of Cocaine

Weight                        Statute                                              Class                Sentence        

0-15 grams                720 ILCS 570/402(c)                         Class 4              1-3 years

15-100 grams            720 ILCS 570/402(a)(2)(A)                Class 1             4-15 years

100-400 grams          720 ILCS 570/402(a)(2)(B)                Class 1             6-30 years

400-900 grams          720 ILCS 570/402(a)(2)(C)                Class 1             8-40 years

900+ grams               720 ILCS 570/402(a)(2)(D)                Class 1             10-50 years


                                            Delivery of Cocaine

Weight                        Statute                                              Class                Sentence

0-1 grams                720 ILCS 570/401(d)(i)                        Class 2               3-7 years

1-15 grams              720 ILCS 570/401(c)(2)                       Class 1              4-15 years

15-100 grams          720 ILCS 570/401(a)(2)(A)                  Class X              6-30 years

100-400 grams        720 ILCS 570/401(a)(2)(B)                  Class X              9-40 years

400-900 grams        720 ILCS 570/401(a)(2)(C)                  Class X             12-50 years

900+ grams             720 ILCS 570/401(a)(2)(D)                  Class X             15-60 years


                                           Possession of Heroin

Weight                        Statute                                              Class                Sentence     

0-15 grams                720 ILCS 570/402(c)                         Class 4              1-3 years

15-100 grams            720 ILCS 570/402(a)(1)(A)                Class 1             4-15 years

100-400 grams          720 ILCS 570/402(a)(1)(B)                Class 1             6-30 years

400-900 grams          720 ILCS 570/402(a)(1)(C)                Class 1             8-40 years

900+ grams               720 ILCS 570/402(a)(1)(D)                Class 1             10-50 years


                                              Delivery of Heroin

Weight                        Statute                                              Class                Sentence

0-1 gram                 720 ILCS 570/401(d)(i)                         Class 2              3-7 years

1-15 grams             720 ILCS 570/401(c)(1)                        Class 1             4-15 years

15-100 grams         720 ILCS 570/401(a)(1)(A)                   Class X             6-30 years

100-400 grams       720 ILCS 570/401(a)(1)(B)                   Class X             9-40 years

400-900 grams       720 ILCS 570/401(a)(1)(C)                   Class X             12-50 years

900+ grams            720 ILCS 570/401(a)(1)(D)                   Class X             15-60 years


                                          Possession of Ecstasy

Weight                        Statute                                              Class                Sentence    

0-15 tablets              720 ILCS 570/402(c)                          Class 4              1-3 years

15-200 tablets          720 ILCS 570/402(a)(7.5)(A)(ii)          Class 1             4-15 years

200-600 tablets        720 ILCS 570/402(a)(7.5)(B)(ii)          Class 1             6-30 years

600-1,500 tablets     720 ILCS 570/402(a)(7.5)(C)(ii)          Class 1             8-40 years

1,500+ tablets          720 ILCS 570/402(a)(7.5)(D)(ii)          Class 1             10-50 years


                                             Delivery of Ecstasy

Weight                        Statute                                              Class                Sentence

0-10 tablets              720 ILCS 570/401(d)(iii)                     Class 2             3-7 years

10-15 tablets            720 ILCS 570/401(c)(7.5)(ii)               Class 1             4-15 years

15-200 tablets          720 ILCS 570/401(a)(7.5)(A)(ii)          Class X             6-30 years

200-600 tablets        720 ILCS 570/401(a)(7.5)(B)(ii)          Class X             9-40 years

600-1,500 tablets     720 ILCS 570/401(a)(7.5)(C)(ii)          Class X             12-50 years

1,500+ tablets          720 ILCS 570/401(a)(7.5)(D)(ii)          Class X             15-60 years


                          Possession of Crystal Methamphetamine

Weight                        Statute                                              Class                Sentence

0-15 grams              720 ILCS 570/402(c)                           Class 4             1-3 years

15-100 grams          720 ILCS 570/402(a)(7.5)(A)(i)            Class 1             4-15 years

100-400 grams        720 ILCS 570/402(a)(7.5)(B)(i)            Class 1             6-30 years

400-900 grams        720 ILCS 570/402(a)(7.5)(C)(i)            Class 1             8-40 years

900+ grams             720 ILCS 570/402(a)(7.5)(D)(i)            Class 1             10-50 years


                             Delivery of Crystal Methamphetamine

Weight                        Statute                                              Class                Sentence

0-10 grams              720 ILCS 570/401(d)(iii)                       Class 2             3-7 years

10-15 grams            720 ILCS 570/401(c)(7.5)(i)                 Class 1             4-15 years

15-100 grams          720 ILCS 570/401(a)(7.5)(A)(i)            Class X             6-30 years

100-400 grams        720 ILCS 570/401(a)(7.5)(B)(i)            Class X             9-40 years

400-900 grams        720 ILCS 570/401(a)(7.5)(C)(i)            Class X            12-50 years

900+ grams             720 ILCS 570/401(a)(7.5)(D)(i)            Class X            15-60 years


                                          Possession of Cannabis

Weight                        Statute                                             Class                Sentence  

0-2.5 grams               720 ILCS 550/4(a)                            Class C             1-30 days

2.5-10 grams             720 ILCS 550/4(b)                            Class B             1-180 days

10-30 grams              720 ILCS 550/4(c)                            Class A             1-364 days

30-500 grams            720 ILCS 550/4(d)                            Class 4             1-3 years

500-2,000 grams       720 ILCS 550/4(e)                            Class 3             2-5 years

2,000-5,000 grams    720 ILCS 550/4(f)                             Class 2             3-7 years

5,000+ grams            720 ILCS 550/4(g)                            Class 1             4-15 years


                                            Delivery of Cannabis

Weight                        Statute                                             Class                Sentence

0-2.5 grams               720 ILCS 550/5(a)                            Class B             1-180 days

2.5-10 grams             720 ILCS 550/5(b)                            Class A             1-364 days

10-30 grams              720 ILCS 550/5(c)                            Class 4             1-3 years

30-500 grams            720 ILCS 550/5(d)                            Class 3             2-5 years

500-2,000 grams       720 ILCS 550/5(e)                            Class 2             3-7 years

2,000-5,000 grams    720 ILCS 550/5(f)                             Class 1             4-15 years

5,000+ grams            720 ILCS 550/5(g)                            Class X             6-30 years
IMPORTANT NOTICE: This chart is provided only as a general educational and informational guideline, and is not intended to, and
does not, constitute legal advice to the reader. This chart is not intended to, nor designed to, advise the reader on any particular
course of action, nor is it intended to create an attorney-client relationship between the reader and Michael Finn. The reader is
advised to consult his attorney for legal advice regarding his specific facts and circumstances. The information presented here is
based upon the best available information at the time of posting. Michael Finn does not assume any liability pertaining to the
accuracy of the information presented. Readers are advised to verify information they intend to rely upon.
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Drug Case Chart of Law Office of Michael Finn