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Ways You Can Be Charged with a Drug Crime in Illinois
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Ways You Can Be Charged with a Drug Crime in Illinois

Drug crime charges are incredibly serious offenses, and can result in major fines, lengthy prison terms, and life-changing consequences for anyone who is convicted. Worse, the laws are so extensive and complicated and there are so many that you may not even understand what you did to get charged.

 

That’s why it’s so important to get in touch with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible if you have recently been charged with a drug crime in our … Read More

A Guide to Illinois’ Drug Possession Laws
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A Guide to Illinois’ Drug Possession Laws

It doesn’t matter if you just have a little bit. Or if you forgot that it was there. Or if you were in the privacy of your own home.

 

The Illinois Controlled Substances Act criminalizes the knowing manufacturing, delivery, and possession of drugs. If you are in possession of a controlled substance, there are two crimes you could be charged with—possession, or possession with the intent to manufacture or deliver.

What Needs to be Proven for a Conviction?

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Overdoses Lead to Crackdown on Heroin Trafficking in Chicago
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Overdoses Lead to Crackdown on Heroin Trafficking in Chicago

According to authorities, a deadly batch of heroin has swept through the West Side of Chicago.

 

Recently there were 23 reported overdoses in Chicago within the same 24 hour period. After 72 hours, that number had jumped to 74.

 

Police say that many of the users allege that they obtained the heroin from the same two sources. Because of this, they suspect that a single batch is responsible for all of these drug overdoses.

 

Patients were rushed … Read More

New Illinois Laws to Fight Heroin and Prescription Opioid Crimes
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New Illinois Laws to Fight Heroin and Prescription Opioid Crimes

As our state continues to battle with its growing heroin and prescription pill abuse problems, Illinois lawmakers are scrambling for solutions.

 

According to reporters from the Chicago Tribune, heroin fatalities have skyrocketed in the last four years. Last year alone, more than 633 people died from heroin overdose in Illinois. Heroin abuse has been closely linked to prescription pill addiction, with many prescription pill addicts ultimately turning to heroin when they cannot afford the high cost of painkillers.

In … Read More

Chicago Police Violate Rights in Haste to Make Drug Crime Arrests
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Chicago Police Violate Rights in Haste to Make Drug Crime Arrests

Two separate marijuana-related incidents highlight Chicago police officers’ haste to make drug crime arrests—often at the expense of civil rights.

 

The two reported incidents, four years apart, demonstrate how officers may hold suspects of drug offenses for hours in an attempt to force them to confess or incriminate others.

In both the 2010 and 2014 reports, Chicago officers from Homan Square arrested two suspects for possession of marijuana, and then proceeded to detain them for hours without record of … Read More