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What are the penalties for drug trafficking in Illinois?

As we discussed last week, the drug trafficking trade in Illinois is one that has a long history. The prevalence of drug trafficking through the Chicago area hasn't stopped. For people who are accused of drug trafficking, the journey through the criminal justice system is just beginning. It is vital that anyone facing these charges gets to work on a defense strategy right away because the penalties are harsh for drug trafficking convictions in this state.

Drug cartels, part of Chicago's history, continue today

Chicago is a city that has a rich history. Some of that history includes a period that was associated with drug cartels. These drug cartels sold alcohol during prohibition and began to focus on other drugs as time progressed. In addition to those sales, these cartels were also involved in intimidation, embezzlement, extortion and murder. Because they were so influential, the cartels and their cohorts were largely ignored by the police force.

Leave no stone unturned in federal drug charge defenses

In our last post, we discussed some of the penalties of federal drug trafficking charges. After reading that post, you probably see why having a defense strategy is so important. The fact of the matter is that there isn't any such thing as a one-size-fits-all defense when it comes to federal drug trafficking charges. Instead, each case has to be evaluated and defense options have to be laid out. We can help you to learn about the options you have available in your case.

Federal drug trafficking charges have serious penalties

Facing drug charges can lead to uneasy thoughts for many people. When the drug charges you are facing are federal charges, you might begin to feel worried or stressed. The truth of the matter is that federal drug crimes, such as federal trafficking, carry harsh penalties that can't be ignored.

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