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How to Fight a Drug Possession Charge

Whether you have a small amount of a recreational drug on your person, or a larger quantity for distribution, there are circumstances where you can fight a drug possession charge and create reasonable doubt sufficient enough to reduce your sentencing. In all cases in the United States it is illegal to possess any amount of an illicit substance. That can also include selling medications that are prescribed to others, for recreational purposes. This article will explain how drugs are classified…

What Does Conviction for Possession of Drugs Entail?

People convicted on the grounds of possession of drugs can face an array of penalties at the time of sentencing, which can vary from state to state. Conviction for simple drug possession can invite lenient penalties such a fine of less than $100 and/or a few days in jail, to stricter ones like a huge fine of thousands of dollars and several years in state prison. The fact that simple drug possession attracts the lightest sentence should bring relief to…

Common Types of Crimes That Are a Result of Drug Use

Drug abuse or substance abuse refers to the systematic use of a drug (or any substance) by an individual in such a manner which may result in harm to themselves or to society in general. Drug abuse may start as a fun activity or as a response to peer pressure but if left untreated or uncontrolled, may escalate into a full-fledged debilitating condition. Penalties for drug abuse are quite stringent although it varies from state to state. In case you…

What is the penalty for cocaine possession in Illinois?

Like many states and under federal law, possession of cocaine in Illinois is charged as a felony. Though penalties for possession of cocaine, as opposed to the trafficking or sale of cocaine, are not as great, aggravating factors like weight and/or prior offenses can escalate the severity of punishment greatly. Possession can be defined in one of two ways: actual and constructive. Actual is the most commonly understood form of possession. Actual means having actual physical custody of the cocaine;…

Northwest Indiana Sees Increase In Violent Crimes from Drug Turf Wars

The city of Gary, IN – according to ABClocal has seen a large uptick in violent crimes do to turf wars involving people coming in from Chicago. Lake County Indiana has started a massive crime sweep to combat this. Last year Gary saw its murder rate skyrocket, the violence fueled in part by an influx of gang members from Chicago hoping to expand the drug trade. Around 6:00 p.m. a vehicle is stopped along i-80/94. “This is the main corridor for…

Synthetic Marijuana Mail Order Business Indicted in Chicago’s South Suburb

According to Imperial Valley News a father and son in Chicago’s south suburbs have been indicted for operating a synthetic marijuana mail order business that allegedly produced $2 million dollars over three years. The father and son charged with the crime were both of New Lenox, Illinois. Each were charged with the following: one count of conspiring to commit misbranding of drugs, four counts of placing misbranded drugs into commerce, five counts of receiving and delivering misbranded drugs, two counts of…

Mexican Drug Cartel & The U.S. Goverment Exposed As Partners

According to The New American – the United States government had a secret agreement with the Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel. In exchange for information and assistance into competing criminal syndicates, the cartel was allowed to operate with impunity. The article also states that the DEA, ICE and the U.S. Justice Department all worked secretly with Mexican drug lords. This scenario would certainly seem to be one sided.  Cartel leaders would provide U.S. officials with information on their competitors and at the…

Often Times Traffic Stops Can Lead to Drug Busts

As police officers in Albuquerque, New Mexico were out looking for potential drunk drivers on New Years Eve, they ended up making two felony arrests.  One man was found with black tar heroin, crack cocaine and meth according to KRQE News 13 – Albuquerque @ http://www.krqe.com/. Many drug arrests occur as a result of individuals who are caught transporting illegal drugs and substances. This is a very serious crime and can have harsh penalties. You need to consult a drug crime…

How Can a Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Help You?

Criminal Defense Law – Types of Criminal Defenses If you have unfortunately been accused in a criminal crime, you need to come up with a solid defense that projects your innocence. It takes a lawyer with a lot of experience and thorough knowledge of the law to make a defense that will convince the judge and the jury of your innocence. A weak defense can send an innocent person to prison while a strong defense can get a defendant acquitted.…

3 chicago men arrested after police seize marijuana

When people think of drug charges, they may not think that charges involving marijuana are that serious. In some cases, that may be true. However, when people have large quantities of the drug, marijuana charges can be felonies and result in very serious punishments especially if police believe people have an intent to distribute. In a recent case, three men in Chicago were arrested and charged with felony drug charges after a raid on a local residence. On Chicago’s Southwest side, police…

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