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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 Reasons Youth and Teens get Involved in Drug Crimes

Drug use and misuse of narcotics is not a new social ill. Many countries all over the world face this evil and have spent years trying to limit the misuse of drugs. Drug addiction problems lead many to follow a path of drug crimes. Countries have set-up special narcotics teams to limit the misuse of drugs and arrest the users of drug addiction. However, the problem is deep rooted, it will take years until one can safely say that drug…

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;…

Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Drugs Online Illegally for Bitcoins worth Millions

According to eNEws of Park Forest, a man from Woerden, Netherlands agreed to plead guilty to a federal drug conspiracy. The man allegedly used the shuttered Silk Road underground website to sell illegal drugs for bitcoins worth millions. He was charged with distributing worldwide approximately 104 kilograms of powder 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine, also known as MDMA; 566,000 ecstasy pills containing MDMA; four kilograms of cocaine; three kilograms of Benzodiazepine; and substantial quantities of amphetamine, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), and marijuana, in addition…

Bail Set For Man Charged w/ DUI That Killed a Dump Truck Driver on I-94

According to the Southtown Star / Chicago Sun Times bail was set for $1 million for the man charged with aggravated DUI that caused a fatal accident and killed a dump truck driver on the Dan Ryan. The accident occurred in November – police at the scene of the crash said Leon looked “very high,” and he was taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center for a DUI test, which detected cocaine in his system, prosecutors said. Cook County Judge Adam Bourgeois…

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…

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