Illinois DUI: Not Just for Alcohol
Driving under the influence of drugs is a serious offense that can result in heavy fines, jail time, and even loss of license. In Illinois, several unique laws govern this behavior and the penalties it carries. In this article, we’ll take a look at those laws, their associated penalties, and what steps you can take to ensure […]Read More
The Misuse of Common Over-the-Counter Medicines
Have you ever wondered why you must show I.D. and be over 18 when purchasing certain over-the-counter medications? This is because some OTC medicines have active ingredients with the potential to be misused at high doses or by being made into other harmful substances. Pseudoephedrine This is a common nasal decongestant, often found in over-the-counter […]Read More
Federal Marijuana Pardon Urges State-Level Action
Drug convictions hurt your future. They make it harder to find housing and good jobs. If you served time or paid your fines, a marijuana charge can stick with you for years after. Even if you do not have a drug charge, you may have a loved one still serving time over simple marijuana possession. […]Read More
Do You Understand How a Drug Schedule Works?
When you face drug charges, you may hear law enforcement officials talking about a drug schedule. This schedule can affect your charges, so it is important to understand what it is. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, a drug schedule categorizes different substances. The grouping considers how likely it is that someone might abuse a […]Read More
Do Drug Convictions Affect Financial Aid Eligibility?
You may have heard rumors about drug convictions making college students across Illinois and the rest of the nation ineligible for financial aid. For a long time, those rumors were true. Until recently, anyone who received a drug conviction at a time when they were receiving financial aid stood to lose financial aid eligibility for […]Read More
How Are Drug Trafficking and Drug Possession Different?
Drug crimes are serious offenses. However, they are not all the same. Some drug offenses have longer prison sentences than others. You are at greater risk of going to prison for a long time if a prosecutor charges you with drug trafficking than if the charge is for drug possession. FindLaw provides information on drug […]Read More
What Are Some Signs of Methamphetamine Use?
The drug methamphetamine has very dangerous effects on the health of a person, which is why lawmakers have made it illegal to possess. A conviction for having meth could send you to prison for multiple years. You should be aware of signs of meth use so you know if a loved one is taking this […]Read More
Yearly Comparisons in Illinois See Higher Drug Enforcement Rates
When it comes to state drug initiatives, there are three types of measures. These are prevention measures, treatment measures and enforcement measures. Units like the Multi-County Narcotics Enforcement Group in Illinois focus on the enforcement aspect of things. According to WCBU, Illinois drug enforcement units have seen an uptick in the overall amount of enforcement […]Read More