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MICHAEL NORRIS: When you're dealing with controlled substances, such as cocaine or heroin or the like, any possession of any amount, even a small amount, is automatically a felony in Illinois. The possession of marijuana and whether it becomes a felony depends on the quantity.
JOHN CALLAHAN: The sentencing guidelines for someone convicted of a felony drug charge range from one year on the minimum on a class IV felony all the way up to 30 years or more on a super X felony in Illinois.
MICHAEL NORRIS: Number one, you absolutely need an attorney. You can't do this alone.
JOHN CALLAHAN: When you're looking for a qualified drug defense attorney, you should look for somebody who has experience, who has won cases, not just had cases where their clients pled guilty and received probation, but have they ever won a big case, a case with a kilo or more? Have they ever won a search and seizure motion that wound up in favor of the defendant? Those are the most important things when looking for an attorney who can handle a drug case.
MICHAEL NORRIS: In the interview with the attorney you're going to have, you're going to know whether or not that attorney knows what he's talking about and whether or not you are comfortable with that attorney and the decisions that he's going to make for you.
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