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What should I know about heroin charges in Illinois?

The Illinois Controlled Substances Act provides a legal basis for law enforcement officers to charge people with criminal charges if they are found in possession of heroin, selling heroin, or trafficking heroin. The penalties for convictions on heroin charges are serious, even in the case of a possession charge.

Selling marijuana can lead to felony or misdemeanor charges

Many people don't think that it should be a crime to smoke marijuana. While there are some places that are decriminalizing this drug, Illinois hasn't yet followed suit. It is vital that everyone who is interested in marijuana understand how serious the consequences are for people who are charged with selling marijuana in Illinois.

Former sheriff's deputy pleads guilty to robbing drug traffickers

Drug busts are often big news in the Chicago area. When the bust is made because of drug trafficking or manufacturing, the person who was busted has to face some very harsh consequences. A recent story in the news about drug trafficking might shock some Chicagoland residents.

All drug charges require a vigorous defense strategy

When you are stopped by the police or the police show up at your door, you should understand your rights. It is vital that you ensure your rights are respected and protected when you deal with police officers. One of your rights is the right to have legal representation. That is one of the rights you should exercise right away.

Can I be arrested or searched without a valid warrant?

One of the primary questions people have when they are subjected to a search by police officers is whether the search is legal. The requirements for a legal search are set forth by the Fourth Amendment. While many people think that the only way police officers can perform a search is with a warrant, that isn't the case. Warrantless searches are lawful as long as they meet the requirements for being reasonable.

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