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Drug Trafficking

Feb. 14 2019

Illinois Is Addicted to Heroin: What If You’re Charged with Trafficking It?

Illinois Is Addicted to Heroin: What If You’re Charged with Trafficking It?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

In 2013, the governors from five states – including Illinois – met to devise a regional strategy to combat overdoses and the abuse of heroin and other opioids, deeming the situation a crisis of epidemic proportions. Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin led the discussion, as that state was [...]
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Dec. 27 2018

Concurrent Versus Consecutive Sentences for Federal Drug Trafficking

Concurrent Versus Consecutive Sentences for Federal Drug Trafficking
Posted By: Sami Azhari

A federal jury convicts a defendant of two drug trafficking charges (multiple charges are common in drug trafficking cases). The judge sentences the defendant to five years in prison for Count 1, and two years in prison for Count 2, with the sentences to be served consecutively. What’s the [...]
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Sep. 20 2018

Drug Trafficking: Strategies to Beat Your Charge in Illinois

Drug Trafficking: Strategies to Beat Your Charge in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari

If you are facing drug trafficking charges in Illinois, you can fight back with the help of a skilled criminal attorney. Here are the most common strategies that can help you be successful in your fight. Illinois Drug Trafficking Defense Strategies In Illinois, drug trafficking is a serious [...]
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Feb. 2 2018

Facebook “Secret Groups” Targeted by Chicago Cops in Gun and Drug Bust

Facebook "Secret Groups" Targeted by Chicago Cops in Gun and Drug Bust
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Most people go to Facebook do stay connected with people, see what’s trending, or secretly check in on their exes. It isn’t exactly known as a hotbed of criminal activity. However, that didn’t stop Chicago police from infiltrating secret Facebook groups to make a big gun and drug bust, [...]
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Nov. 24 2017

Help Your Case by Learning about Illinois Drug Trafficking Laws

Help Your Case by Learning about Illinois Drug Trafficking Laws
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Because of the fact that they tend to cross state lines, many people believe that drug trafficking offenses are always charged as federal crimes. Often, however, this is not the case. Simply put, the federal government only takes on cases where federal law was violated and state law wasn’t [...]
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