Drug Crimes

When Are Drug Crimes Considered Felonies?

Published: Aug 18, 2017 in Drug Crimes, Legal Blog

Drug offenses in the State of Illinois are considered serious and treated as such by the law, regardless of whether they involve marijuana possession, drug manufacturing, or drug trafficking. While some offenses are designated by the State as misdemeanors, others are categorized as felony drug…

Is Recreational Marijuana Coming to Illinois?

Published: Jun 30, 2017 in Drug Crimes, Legal Blog

The possession and use of cannabis for recreational purposes is legal in eight American states, and it is legal for medical purposes in 30. Even in states such as Illinois, where the plant remains illegal, both municipalities and now the state legislature have passed decriminalization…

Defenses to Possession of Marijuana Charges

Published: May 31, 2017 in Drug Crimes, Legal Blog

According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), over 8.2 million people were arrested for marijuana crimes between 2001 and 2010. Of those who were arrested, 88 percent were charged with simple possession. While this crime seems relatively minor, it is harshly punished in the…