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Mass Incarceration for IL Drug Crimes Are Real, but Just Part of Problem
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Mass Incarceration for IL Drug Crimes Are Real, but Just Part of Problem

Whether you are a police officer, a criminal defense lawyer, or someone who is facing violent crime charges, we can all agree: America has a prison problem.

 

How big is the problem? While our country has just under 5% of the world’s population, we account for 22% of the world’s prison population.

 

Why?

 

In recent years, a lot of fingers have pointed at The War on Drugs and federal drug crime laws. After all, half of the … Read More

Is It a Crime to Fail a Drug Test in Illinois?
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Is It a Crime to Fail a Drug Test in Illinois?

If you’ve ever been required to take a drug test, you know what a nerve-racking experience it can be – even if you haven’t been taking illicit drugs and shouldn’t have anything to worry about.

 

You may be concerned about the potential consequences should you fail a drug test. After all, this could be considered evidence that you have been using an illicit substance, right? Isn’t that a crime?

 

Fortunately, in most cases you will not face criminal … Read More

Will Chicago’s DEA Cartel Crackdown Lead to Overzealous Policing?
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Will Chicago’s DEA Cartel Crackdown Lead to Overzealous Policing?

Drug trafficking is a serious problem in any major city, including Chicago. Drug trafficking operations put more drugs into the hands of users, and bring violent crimes associated with the drug trade into the city. Mexican drug cartels are notoriously violent, and they are a primary source of many dangerous controlled substances.

 

The DEA recently announced a new initiative to target drug trafficking into Chicago by Mexican drug cartels. These plans call for a new enforcement group within Chicago … Read More

What Is the Legal Status of CBD Oil in Illinois?
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What Is the Legal Status of CBD Oil in Illinois?

CBD oil, which is short for cannabidiol oil, is a cannabinoid extract that has many of the health benefits of medical marijuana (for example, pain relief and anxiety management), but does not have psychoactive effects.

 

The legality of CBD oil is complex and often murky. This leaves many Chicagoans concerned about its legal status, but more importantly contributes to unregulated production of CBD oil that may be unsafe for consumption.

 

Fortunately, a new bill being introduced into Illinois … Read More

How Illinois Drug Possession Charges Affect College and Financial Aid
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How Illinois Drug Possession Charges Affect College and Financial Aid

This is the time of year when senioritis takes hold, and many high school students choose to cut loose and party. High school is over (or nearly so), and seniors often celebrate by engaging in pranks, drinking, or using illegal drugs.

 

Unfortunately, if teens are caught, they face severe consequences that could have a lasting impact on their future. Case-in-point: drug possession charges or other criminal activities are likely to disqualify students for federal financial aid, and could also … Read More