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Both federal and Illinois law punish possession of a controlled substance. The Illinois Controlled Substances Act, which is located 720 ILCS 570/1 et seq. governs possession of a controlled substance in Illinois. Possession of a controlled substance is a felony offense except for possession of less than 30 grams of cannabis. The severity of the sentence depends upon what schedule the controlled substance falls under.

What are the Issues in a Possession of Controlled Substance Case?

In most possession of drug cases, the only issue at trial is whether the individual was in actual possession or constructive possession of the controlled substance. Whether the drug seized is actually a controlled substance is not at issue because the State has in its possession prior to filing a possession of a controlled substance charge a lab analysis report created by a licensed forensic scientist that shows that the drug seized was a controlled substance.

Another main issue in possession of controlled substance cases involves whether the drug was seized based upon probable cause. Fourth Amendment jurisprudence is very important in possession of controlled substance cases because most drugs are seized after a traffic stop or after a search warrant.


Being arrested for a possession of a controlled substance is not something to take lightly. Even miniscule amounts of a controlled substance can lead to a prison sentence and a felony conviction.

Jaleel Law P.C. has represented individuals throughout Chicago, Skokie, Rolling Meadows, Markham, Maywood, Bridgeview, and the in the counties of Du Page, Lake, Kane, Kendall, and Will. Contact Jaleel Law P.C. to discuss how we can help win your possession of a controlled substance case.

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Our mission is to make you feel like you are our most important client. After all you deserve nothing less.

A dynamic result occurs when honesty and integrity is combined with skill and experience.

At all times we will treat you how we would want to be treated and we will tell you everything we would want to know if our roles were reversed.

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Drug Crimes

Drug or narcotics offenses are treated vastly different whether the allegation leveled involves possession versus distribution or delivery of a controlled substance

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Delivery of a Controlled Substance

A sentence for manufacture, delivery, or possession of a controlled substance with intent can be anywhere between a Class 1 felony and a Class X felony

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Criminal Drug Conspiracy

Calculated criminal drug conspiracy is one of the most serious drug offenses punished as a Class X offense carrying with it a forfeiture of ill-gotten profits

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Why Choose Us

  • You are our number one priority and our goal is to make you feel that everyday.

  • Former prosecutor in Cook County one of the largest prosecutorial offices in the world.

  • We will always talk to you and we will never talk at you.

  • Relentless advocate who is not afraid to fight the government.

  • We will always strive to be the advocate you can trust.

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I can’t say enough great things about Omar Jaleel. I hired Omar to help a family member, who suffers from addition, ordered to a rehab facility for 15 months instead of being sentenced to jail. It took some time but he was dedicated and made it happen. A very difficult task in an overcrowded judicial system. Thank you for everything Omar.
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Excellent attorney. Accountable. Always shows on time. Strives for customer needs and wants. You feel like you are really backed during the entire process.

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Outstanding legal representation. Omer’s experience and expertise was truly an asset that payed dividends and prevented a disastrous outcome. I would highly recommend him to my friends and families without any hesitation.
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