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Racism in Drug Arrests: Blacks, Four Times More Likely to Go to Jail
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Racism in Drug Arrests: Blacks, Four Times More Likely to Go to Jail

There may be little or no difference between the amount of pot white and black people smoke, but there’s surely a huge gap between black/white drug arrests. According to a detailed report by the American Civil Liberties Union, black Americans are four times more likely to get arrested for drug use and possession. The data, collected from all 50 states and the District of Colombia, provides an accurate depiction of drug law enforcement by race and state.

 

It turns … Read More

Marijuana Arrests, a Total Waste of Resources
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Marijuana Arrests, a Total Waste of Resources

Although Colorado and Washington have decriminalized the use of marijuana and more than 20 states have allowed prescribing and limited possession of medical marijuana, the recreational drug still remains a sure ticket to prison in the rest of the country.

 

According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting statistics for 2012, there were 1,552,432 drug arrests nationwide, slightly higher than in 2011, among which nearly half were for marijuana possession and use. That’s one marijuana arrest every 48 seconds in … Read More

Despite City’s Ticket Ordinance, Chicago Still Tough on Drug Charges
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Although possession of a small amount of marijuana will no longer result in a criminal charge, this is not to say that anyone who is facing a drug charge is off the hook. If you have been charged with any crime related to drugs, you will still want to retain the services of a quality defense lawyer in the city of Chicago. Now that the city’s ticketing ordinance has been in effect for some time, it is clear that it … Read More

Variations in Local Ordinances Can Often Entail the Need for a Drug Lawyer
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Because Chicago and its various suburbs have varying ordinances and procedures regarding different drug violations, especially when it concerns marijuana, anyone charged with such an offense should consult with an experienced Chicago drug lawyer as soon as possible to determine whether or not the charge can be reduced, penalties lessened, or if the whole ordeal can be dropped altogether.

 

The Chicago area is not alone in this regard. Several cities and their surrounding suburbs have differing ordinances and laws … Read More

Arrests for Drug Crimes Will Continue As Chicago Police Target Areas of the City
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The Chicago Police Department is renewing its efforts to target drug operations across the city. As a result, arrests will continue to go up for crimes ranging from trafficking charges to weapons violations to gang-related offenses. As the narcotics division continues to target and then investigate various areas in the city, those arrested will want to enlist the assistance of an aggressive and experienced Chicago drug crimes attorney.

 

Such an approach also means a risk that individuals who are … Read More