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Understanding important points about federal drug cases

Drug cases that are being prosecuted through the federal court system are often complex cases. All of these cases have very serious penalties that can often mean a person would face time being incarcerated in a federal penitentiary. The severity of the penalties that you are facing with federal drug charges is one reason why you must work with someone who is familiar with the federal criminal justice system.

President Obama commutes 'third strike' sentence in drug case

The so-called "third strike" law is one that is often used unfairly to send people to jail for the remainder of their natural life. This law can send a person with low-level drug charges to prison for life if he or she has a third strike. Recently, President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of a Chicago man who was nailed using the third strike law on a federal drug conviction.

Drug possession charges deserve a good fighting defense

As we discussed in last week's blog post, some drug possession cases can be the result of a simple mistake like buying a lot of cold medication. There are some instances in which criminal drug charges are based on circumstances that seem almost laughable. We know that you don't want a simple mistake to affect the rest of your life. We can help you fight drug possession charges.

Allergy sufferers might face criminal charges for medications

Allergy season in Chicago is a force to be reckoned with. Many people who suffer from allergies turn to over-the-counter medications to combat the effects. Interestingly, some of the OTC medications are used to manufacture drugs. That means that there are some cases in which a person who is only trying to combat allergies might face charges for possession of items used to make drugs.

What happens if I am charged with trafficking drugs?

The definition of drug trafficking is the sale and distribution of illegal drugs. The difference between possession and trafficking usually has a lot to do with the amount of drugs that you have. Many times, the person accused of this crime will need a good attorney on his or her side who can ensure that the authorities aren't just going for an arrest no matter what the evidence is.

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