Category Archives: Drug Crimes

In a recent post on this blog, we discussed some of the online tactics used by police to track down individuals suspected of drug possession with intent to sell or intent to deliver. At our firm, we commonly hear questions … Continue reading

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There are several types of drug charges that a you may face if you are caught with illegal substances. Even if you are not selling drugs, you may be charged with intent to sell if you have a certain amount … Continue reading

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There will be no more threat of prison penalties and high fines in the state of Illinois for defendants who are found to be in possession of 10 grams or less of marijuana. On Friday, July 29, Governor Bruce Rauner … Continue reading

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In September 2015, Illinois passed the Heroin Crisis Act. Opiate addiction has become a national epidemic, with heroin fatalities tripling in the past five years. This epidemic has caused Illinois policy makers, law enforcement, and prosecutors to realize that drug … Continue reading

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November saw the long-awaited launch of the Illinois medical marijuana program. The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act was signed into law in August 2013 and went into effect on January 1, 2014. After almost two years of bureaucratic … Continue reading

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The heroin epidemic has spread across the country and reached every state. The rate of heroin overdoses in the state of Illinois is one of the highest in the nation. Chicago has gained the rank of the city with the … Continue reading

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According to a report recently presented to the Illinois legislature, the average person who seeks a medical marijuana prescription from their physician is an older woman suffering from either cancer or fibromyalgia, and most likely resides somewhere in Cook County. … Continue reading

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President Barack Obama recently commuted the prison sentences of 46 non-violent drug offenders as part of the White House’s push for more just criminal sentencing across the country, particularly for drug offenses, as well as cutting costs throughout the criminal … Continue reading

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There has been much in the news media regarding the epidemic of substance abuse and how it has affected millions of families in this country. Drug addiction knows no boundaries. It can destroy the lives of anyone – regardless of … Continue reading

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Despite what many oppositionists to the medical marijuana laws may claim, a new study has concluded that when a state legalizes marijuana for medicinal purposes, that change in law does not lead to increased drug use by teenagers. In the … Continue reading

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