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FedEx pleads not guilty to drug charges

While many people think of individual people when they hear of defendants charged with federal drug crimes. However, one well-known courier company is facing accusations that it was knowingly involved in shipments of prescription drugs to those who did not have prescriptions. FedEx is now facing charges of conspiracy to distribute illegal drugs.

Will low-level marijuana possession soon be decriminalized in IL?

One area of drug crime policy where there have been some major shifts in recent times here in the U.S. is marijuana policy. A general trend that is occurring in many states in this regard is a move towards more leniency when it comes to marijuana offenses. 

Cannabis trafficking charges carry hefty potential penalties

Facing any drug charge can expose a person to some pretty significant potential consequences. However, there are some such charges where the penalties a person can face if convicted can be particularly hefty. Here in Illinois, one of these particularly penalty-hefty charges is cannabis trafficking

Is meth possession always a felony offense in Illinois?

Here in Illinois, there are some drug offenses that are always felony offenses, regardless of the amount of drugs involved. Methamphetamine possession is one of these offenses. Under current Illinois law, there is no such thing as a misdemeanor methamphetamine possession charge.

'Plain view' in search and seizure law

The Fourth Amendment provides certain protections to individuals when it comes to police searches and seizures. When Fourth Amendment protections are found to apply to a given search or seizure, police generally will need to comply with certain rules/procedures in order for the search/seizure to be valid. What these rules/procedures are varies depending on the situation.

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