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Category: Drug Crimes

What If You Were Arrested for Drugs in IL on Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is traditionally a time of year that is about celebration and relaxation. Sometimes, however, celebrating can go too far and involve illegal drugs.

If you were arrested on Thanksgiving or the weekend following for drugs, it could be a complex situation. The holiday shuts down the courts and means you may need to settle into a stay at the local jail before seeing a judge – something no one wants to do.

Beyond this, if you are arrested over [...]

Busted With Cocaine in IL? Here’s What to Expect

Over the past several years, the war on drugs in Illinois has taken a bit of a turn. Marijuana is now medically and recreationally legal. Additionally, some small amounts of other controlled substances have been decriminalized.

However, there are still some controlled substances the state of Illinois takes very seriously – cocaine is one of those substances. Cocaine is considered addictive, with a high potential for abuse.

If you have gotten arrested in Illinois for possession of cocaine, then [...]

What Counts as Drug Paraphernalia in IL?

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 [...]

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 [...]

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Charged With IL Assault? You Have Rights

Assault

Criminal defendants, no matter what crimes they are charged with, have rights in the United States. These rights are protected by the United States Constitution. The problem is, not everyone who is accused of a crime like assault in Illinois takes full advantage of these rights – which is why your attorney is here to help.

What does the state of Illinois consider assault, and what rights do you have if you are accused? These are questions to which every [...]

New Year, New Domestic Violence Charges in IL?

Domestic Battery | Domestic Violence

As far as the state of Illinois is concerned, the family unit needs to be protected. Therefore, when violence erupts between people who share a particular relationship in the state, it’s a crime that is taken very seriously.

Domestic violence is an issue that the state of Illinois has enacted laws in an attempt to curb its occurrence. Being found guilty once of a crime of domestic violence can cause you legal problems, but continuing to have issues in the [...]

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