Possession of a controlled substance is a crime – and it’s one that could put you behind bars. But how long do you stay in jail for possession of a controlled substance, and do first-time offenders go to jail? If you’re charged with possession, your best bet is to get in touch with a…

  If you’ve been caught with prescription pills without having a prescription for them, whether you use them to treat a medical condition or you use them recreationally, you could be facing serious legal penalties – and you may need to get in touch with a Chicago criminal defense attorney who can defend you in…

If you’ve been charged with a drug crime in Skokie—some of the most common include marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamines (meth)—you probably need to talk to a Skokie drug crime defense lawyer as soon as possible. Why? Because the consequences can be exceptionally severe if you’re convicted of a drug crime, and they could include steep fines and…

The city of Rolling Meadows—and all the surrounding communities, for that matter—are extremely tough on drug possession crimes. For that reason, most people choose to talk to a Rolling Meadows drug crime defense lawyer as soon as they’re accused of possessing drugs. Some of the most common drug charges in Rolling Meadows include those involving: Marijuana (cannabis)…

A bill that recently passed the House makes possession of 15 grams of marijuana worth a $125 fine — and after 6 months, people punished under the new law can have the conviction expunged from their records. It passed with a 62-53 vote and the Illinois Department of Corrections estimates that it will save the…

Cook County has new goals when it comes to minor drug offenses, including those that involve marijuana. In an effort to move nonviolent drug offenders out of the criminal justice system without forcing them behind bars, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office is focusing on treatment instead of punishment. “If someone is caught with a…

Being charged with drug possession in Illinois is very serious, and if it’s happened to you, you know just how scary the whole experience can be. State law punishes drug possession offenses based on the type and amount of the substance that is possessed, manufactured, or delivered. That said, what’s the difference between ordinary possession and possession with the intent…

Officers from the Chicago PD are frisking you, and you’re panicking. It’s only going to be moments until they find what you’re carrying – and a million things are running through your mind. Many people who are caught with drugs in Chicago and its suburbs, from Rolling Meadows to Skokie, feel the exact same way. What…

Rolling Meadows Drug Crimes: The Hard Facts Being charged with a drug crime in Rolling Meadows will land you in the Cook County Courthouse, which can result in a conviction that never comes off your record. But what really happens when you’re charged with possession or tagged with the intent to distribute marijuana, cocaine or…

My clients often think that if the police did not find the drugs in their possession at the time of arrest, they cannot be convicted. However, this is a false assumption. Possession of a controlled substance can be actual or constructive. Possession is actual if narcotics are found on your person, you are aware that…