Can a felony class 2 drug charge be reduced to a misdemeanor in illinois

Asked over 2 years ago - Homewood, IL

this is my first ever offense i have no prior criminal background

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  1. Donald John Ramsell

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    Answered . Yes it can, but it depends on many circumstances.

    Every case varies depending on the law and the facts. Because questions often fail to disclose important facts,... more
  2. Judy A. Goldstein

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    Answered . While this is possible, there is no way to answer whether it will happen in your case. You need the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney for the best outcome.

  3. Joshua Sachs

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    Answered . Yes, but the decision whether to reduce or not lies with the prosecutor. You should definitely have an attorney on this serious charge.

  4. Melissa I. Smejkal

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    Answered . Yes, but i would try to get drug school. Four classes and then the case is dismissed. Its important to keep your record clean.
    www.cookcountynotguilty.com

  5. Daniel G. Galivan

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    Answered . The state's attorney has complete discretion to reduce or even dismiss a charge if they deem it warranted, but it won't happen just because you have no priors. Nor do you currently qualify for the state's attorney's drug school program. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you; most of us provide free consultations. If you demonstrate to the court that you cannot afford one, the court will appoint the PD. www.galivanlaw.net

  6. John Skyler Riordan

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    Answered . The answer is yes, but it is solely at the discretion of the prosecutor. Hire a defense lawyer to advocate on your behalf.

    John S. Riordan, Esq., RIORDAN & HERMAN, PL., West Palm Beach, FL, (561) 650-8291. Mr. Riordan is a former Palm... more

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