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The Best Ways to Defend against Illinois State Drug Trafficking Charges
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The Best Ways to Defend against Illinois State Drug Trafficking Charges

One of the risks of using illegal drugs is that it is relatively common to also be charged with drug trafficking in addition to possession. Technically, trafficking can apply to any drug amount, but trafficking charges are typically associated with larger quantities.

 

Importantly, even if the drugs were intended for personal use, the type, amount, or weight of the controlled substances in question may lead law enforcement to believe that you are a drug trafficker and press charges accordingly. … Read More

Should You Take a Plea Bargain for Your Illinois Drug Charge?
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Should You Take a Plea Bargain for Your Illinois Drug Charge?

When someone is charged with a crime on television or in movies, the defendant typically ends up going to trial and a jury either finds them guilty or not guilty. However, while that does happen in the real criminal justice system, most defendants don’t ever actually end up in a dramatic courtroom trial.

 

According to a 2012 New York Times article, “97 percent of federal cases and 94 percent of state cases end in plea bargains.” Said another way, … Read More

Feds Arrest 13 Alleged Drug Traffickers in Chicago
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Feds Arrest 13 Alleged Drug Traffickers in Chicago

Recently thirteen people were arrested on drug trafficking charges in the Chicago area. Federal agents conducted a two-year investigation on Chicago’s Northwest side and in western suburbs and discovered an operation that distributed fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine. Many transactions allegedly occurred, including one at an Aurora gas station.

 

Arrests like these are becoming more common as the federal government cracks down on drug trafficking. Federal, state, and local agencies are acting in cooperation to put a stop to drug … Read More

Drug Asset Forfeiture Is Changing in Illinois
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Drug Asset Forfeiture Is Changing in Illinois

Asset forfeiture has recently come under scrutiny in our country. Many police officers are abusing their power and seizing assets from people of color and those with lower incomes as opposed to large-scale drug enterprises, which is why the law was passed in the first place.

 

Luckily, our state – along with numerous other states – is seeking to reform these unfair laws that violate a person’s due process rights.

 

Let’s first look at what happens during asset … Read More

Dozens of Chicago Gang Members Arrested for Trafficking Drugs
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Dozens of Chicago Gang Members Arrested for Trafficking Drugs

Are you a member of or affiliated with a gang? If you are, you should know that you could be arrested for criminal activities that can be linked to your gang.

 

This is particularly important to be aware of right now, because law enforcement is currently cracking down and making huge busts in our city. Just last month, approximately 50 gang members we charged with drug and weapons trafficking. This resulted from a two-year investigation that was carried out … Read More