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Archives for: September 1st, 2022

Is the Evidence in Your IL Drug Case Bad?

Even in states like Illinois, where drug laws are more forgiving than in other places, being charged with possession of a controlled substance is a serious matter.

If you’ve been charged with possession of a controlled substance in Illinois, it’s vital to work with an experienced attorney who can help guide you through the details of your case. One detail that cannot be overlooked is the evidence the prosecution is attempting to convict you.

Will the evidence against you hold [...]

Failing a Drug Test: An IL Crime?

Even in states where drugs have been decriminalized or legalized, like Illinois, people are still sometimes required to submit to drug tests. The results of those tests can impact your life, but the nature of that impact depends on why you’re being tested in the first place.

While the state of Illinois may seem as if it’s lenient on drugs, under state law drug testing is permissible. Employers often drug test employees that are either seeking employment or are currently [...]

Delta 8: Is It Legal in Illinois?

Most people in Illinois know that marijuana is legal in the state, both medicinally and recreationally. However, there are some products that seem to live in a gray area of legality in many places – products like Delta 8.

Delta 8 is a derivative of hemp. It is also legal in Illinois. Still, there are some important things to understand about the legality of this substance. Read on to find out more about Delta 8 in Illinois.

What Is Delta[...]

IL Good Samaritan Laws: What To Do in an Overdose

In Illinois, drug-related crimes are a topic that law enforcement is very concerned with – lawmakers, as well. Illinois has worked to decriminalize some drug crimes to help people struggling with addiction. One of the ways it has done that is through the Good Samaritan drug overdose law.

An alarming number of people die each year in Illinois from drug overdoses. It is thought that, if these people were to get medical help at the right time, they might not [...]

Is It Illegal to Sell Fake Drugs in IL?

It may surprise many people to learn that if you’re selling something as a drug that isn’t really the illegal controlled substance you’ve portrayed it to be – it’s still illegal.

Being busted for selling fake drugs in Illinois is a felony, no matter the actual substance. As long as it looks like what you’re portraying, then it’s a crime. In fact, Illinois treats these similar fake substances as if they were real drugs, and the charges are similar.

Here’s [...]

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Signs of Domestic Abuse in Illinois

Domestic Violence

Many people think they understand what domestic violence, and domestic abuse, are. The truth is that no two situations involving domestic violence and domestic abuse are identical, since this type of crime can take many forms.

In the state of Illinois, domestic abuse is a serious matter. Illinois law protects victims and harshly penalizes those who break the law. Yet many people are unclear about what types of actions constitute domestic abuse in the state – and the various ways [...]

What Counts as Drug Paraphernalia in IL?

Drug Crimes | Drug Paraphernalia

While marijuana may be legal in Illinois and some small amounts of other controlled substances have been decriminalized, many drugs are still illegal to possess in Illinois. The paraphernalia associated with these substances is illegal and can lead to criminal charges.

Getting charged with possession of crime paraphernalia in Illinois can be quite serious. You may have to pay fines, be incarcerated, and get a criminal record that will follow you for life. Yet many people don’t understand that having [...]

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