For those in Illinois who are facing serious criminal charges in relation to the possession or distribution of drugs, the actions taken after arrest are of the utmost importance. The days that follow such an arrest can be hectic, especially for those who have to await release from jail. However, addressing one’s legal needs in relation to charges of possession or distribution of drugs should take precedence over all other matters.
Such is the case for a man and woman who were recently arrested in their Crystal Lake home. Police raided the property during a drug bust, and allegedly seized nearly 1.5 kilos of cocaine during a search of the home. Additionally, a substance suspected to be marijuana and an undisclosed volume of prescription medication were removed from the property. As a result, the 47-year-old man and 40-year-old woman were charged with multiple felonies.
Among those charges are illegal possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver. They are also charged with the illegal delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school. Both individuals were held on bail set at $100,000.
As they prepare to answer to these charges, the man and woman arrested in this drug raid have a number of important choices to make. In order to structure the best possible defense, it is necessary to have a firm understanding of the Illinois legal system, as well as the outcomes that those who have gone before the system in similar circumstances have received. Crafting an appropriate response to charges as serious as the intent to engage in the distribution of drugs is a multi-faceted process.
Source: Chicago Tribune, “About 1.5 kilos of cocaine found in Crystal Lake drug bust”, Dec. 16, 2014