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Trial juries and grand juries serve different purposes

For some people who are facing drug charges, such as drug trafficking charges, in Cook County or in the federal court system, the behind-the-scenes happenings are often a mystery. One example of something that you might wonder about is the different types of juries that might be part of your case. There are two types of juries -- the grand jury and the trial jury. Each of these juries has a different role in a criminal justice case.

Does Chicago have a court diversion program for felonies?

Drug charges in Chicago that are being prosecuted at the state level might not always mean that you have to serve time in jail or prison. Cook County offers a court diversion program that can give some people who are facing first-time drug charges a second chance.

Defense strategies must be carefully considered in federal cases

If you recall, our previous blog covered a new report that was released detailing some of the statistics on people who are in federal prison due to drug charges. Those statistics provided an interesting insight into the trends that are occurring in the federal war on drugs. We know that those statistics might be shocking to some people, but they show proof of why it is so important for people who have federal drug charges to have a vigorous defense.

Interesting statistics on federal drug convictions released

Facing federal drug charges brings with it the real possibility of having to do time in a federal prison. A recent report regarding some of the facts surrounding people who were incarcerated for federal drug convictions shows some startling trends.

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