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Month: August 2020

Aug. 27 2020

When Personal Possession Becomes Marijuana Trafficking in Illinois

When Personal Possession Becomes Marijuana Trafficking in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Despite ever-relaxing attitudes towards cannabis in Illinois and nationwide, illegal cannabis trafficking is still very much alive. For many professional drug operations, it is the most profitable drug to traffic, in fact, and eradicating illegal operations is still at the forefront of law [...]
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Aug. 18 2020

Dispensary Burglary Exposes Risk of IL’s All-Cash Cannabis Industry

Dispensary Burglary Exposes Risk of IL's All-Cash Cannabis Industry
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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New industries lead to new logistical problems. Some new industries have more problems than others, though, and Illinois’ new cannabis companies have recently discovered that they are incredibly vulnerable to burglary losses. In fact, during the first month of legal cannabis sales alone, [...]
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Aug. 14 2020

What Happens When IL Assault and Battery Is Labeled a Hate Crime?

What Happens When IL Assault and Battery Is Labeled a Hate Crime?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Tensions have been high nationwide this summer. Protests for racial equality have been widespread, especially in Illinois. As a result, more people are aware of race in their day-to-day lives - and the result is not always positive. Recently in Oak Park, Illinois, a man was charged with a [...]
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Aug. 5 2020

In Homicides, Intent Can Determine If You Spend Life in an IL Prison

In Homicides, Intent Can Determine If You Spend Life in an IL Prison
Posted By: Sami Azhari

In a recent tragedy at a Michigan youth home, intent played a role in determining the homicide charges of three former employees. According to an investigation by state authorities, the three staff members may have been responsible for the death of a 16-year-old Black boy. The employees [...]
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Aug. 5 2020

Conspiracy to Traffic Controlled Substances: Class X Felony in IL

Conspiracy to Traffic Controlled Substances: Class X Felony in IL
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Following an investigation for narcotics and firearm offenses, members of two gangs in Chicago face the most serious type of felony charge in Illinois: A Class X felony. The investigation, called “Operation Full Circle”, resulted in the seizure of dozens of firearms, large amounts of [...]
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