Madelyn Daley
Attorney at Law

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Helping people avoid the severe penalties of drug charges

There are many laws regulating the possession and distribution of drugs. These laws can result in significant consequences for those people who are caught breaking them. These consequences can include significant fines, prison time, and a mar on one's record. However, only people who are convicted will have to experience these ramifications.

Factors used to determine if there is intent to distribute drugs

It is a reality that many people use drugs in Illinois. Many of these drugs are illegal to possess and sell. This means that if people are caught with drugs on their person they could be charged with drug crimes. However, selling these drugs could result in more severe penalties.

Police arrest multiple people over two days on drug charges

There are many ways people in Illinois try to unwind and have a good time. Some find various clubs or organizations to participate in. Others go to sporting events, concerts and other forms of entertainment. Some may drink alcohol or use drugs to try and help them alter their reality. Taking many types of drugs is illegal, though. If people are caught possessing illicit drugs, they could be charged with a crime. This can lead to serious consequences. However, the consequences are even more serious for people who sell the drugs.

The consequences for meth possession in Illinois are serious

Not all of those who possess drugs do so illegally. For example, if a person in Illinois has drugs that were lawfully prescribed by doctors to treat various injuries or illnesses, this is not a criminal act. However, there are many drugs that are illegal to use without a valid prescription. There are also many other drugs which have no medical purpose and are always illegal to use. These drugs include drugs like heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines and many other drugs.

Felony drug charges can result in serious consequences

If you are accused of committing a drug-related crime, you could face criminal charges in the state of Illinois. Minor drug crimes, such as possessing a small quantity of marijuana, will generally result in misdemeanor charges. However, more serious drug crimes, such as possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, typically result in felony charges.

Illinois car dealership employees facing felony drug charges

Two men reportedly were charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver after the DEA found heroin on the lot of their used car dealership in Illinois. The owner of the dealership and another employee were taken into custody after DEA agents raided the dealership and found a kilogram of heroin inside one of the lot vehicles. According to the state's attorney on the case, one kilogram of heroin could be worth $200,000 to $300,000 on the street and could cause a significant number of deaths. The men are now facing 15 to 60 years in prison and are currently being held on $300,000 bond.

Reality star 'Mama June' arrested on drug possession charges

Possession of a controlled substance is a crime in Illinois and the severity of the crime will depend on a number of factors. Possession of cocaine is classified as a Class 1 Felony in Illinois and can result in anywhere from four to 50 years in prison and up to $200,000 in fines, depending on the quantity of drugs in your possession.

Defending against drug possession charges in Illinois

If you are facing drug possession charges in Illinois, it is important to remember that being charged with a crime does not necessarily lead to a conviction. You and your attorney can come up with an effective defense strategy that can help you avoid some or all of the serious criminal consequences that come with a drug crime conviction.

Man faces multiple drug charges following search of home

Many drug-related arrests follow a search of the accused person's home or vehicle. In some cases, however, officers will perform a search in violation of the accused's Fourth Amendment rights. Under the Fourth Amendment, U.S. citizens are protected against unreasonable searches and seizures of their homes. In other words, if an officer performs a search without probable cause to do so, any contraband he or she finds may not be used in the case against the accused.

You can face DUI charges with a BAC level under .08 percent

Many Illinois drivers assume that they can only get charged with a DUI if their blood alcohol content level is .08 or higher. However, according to 625 ILCS 6/11-501, it is also against the law for a person to drive a vehicle if they are under the influence of alcohol to a degree that prevents them from driving safely or are under the influence of drugs.

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