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Category: Drug Crimes

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 [...]

IL Drug Crimes: When Are They a Class X Felony?

There are federal laws against drugs, but these cases are handled at the state level most of the time. Due to this division, you can find varying laws between states when it comes to drugs – and some states are harsher than others.

Illinois has drug laws that run the gamut, from misdemeanor crimes to the most serious of felonies, known as Class X felonies. A Class X felony conviction can have a serious and lasting impact on your life, [...]

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Have You Been Accused of Serial Shoplifting in Illinois?

Shoplifting / Retail Theft

Shoplifting can be a severe offense in Illinois, especially if you get accused of committing the crime multiple times. If you have to get accused of serial shoplifting, it is essential to understand the charges against you and your legal options. This blog post will provide an overview of serial shoplifting in Illinois and what you can do if facing these charges.

What is Serial Shoplifting?

Serial shoplifting describes stealing merchandise from a retail store on multiple occasions. The number [...]

Understanding Your Rights During An Arrest: What You Need To Know

Arrest Procedures | Criminal Defense

Getting arrested can be a stressful and overwhelming experience, especially if you’re not aware of your rights. Whether it’s your first time being arrested or you have been through the process, it’s important to understand your rights to protect yourself and your legal interests. This blog post will cover some essential things you need to know about your rights during an arrest.

Your Right to Remain Silent

The most vital right you have during an arrest is to remain [...]

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