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Drug Trafficking

Mar. 4 2022

Busted in an IL Sting Operation? Know Your Rights

Posted By: Sami Azhari

Drug crimes are taken very seriously in Illinois, even with the relaxed rules regarding marijuana and the decriminalization of some substances. The police still regularly seek out drug operations that manufacture and sell controlled substances to try to get drugs off the streets. One of the [...]
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Oct. 27 2021

Your Comprehensive Guide to Illinois Drug Crimes

Posted By: Sami Azhari

Illinois, just like every other state, has laws surrounding the use of illegal drugs. Anyone who is facing charges for a drug crime can potentially be subject to incredibly harsh penalties. This is why It’s vital for every Illinois citizen to understand what the drug laws are in our state as [...]
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Jan. 7 2021

IL Drug Traffickers, Those Phones Might Be Tapped!

IL Drug Traffickers, Those Phones Might Be Tapped!
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Illinois, and particularly Chicago, is famous for many things. Deep dish pizza, the Chicago Bears, and the many museums and entertainment venues are a few of the positive things, but there are some negatives we’re known for as well – like drug trafficking. Recently, a huge drug [...]
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Sep. 30 2020

IL Offers Special Probation to 1st-Time Meth Traffickers

IL Offers Special Probation to 1st-Time Meth Traffickers
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Illinois is cracking down on meth and meth trafficking. One recent arrest for meth distribution led to a total of ten people being convicted in a meth trafficking scheme in the state. This distribution scheme involved more than a million dollars of meth moved out of Chicago. Forty-five [...]
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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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May. 30 2019

Drug Trafficking in Illinois Comes with Mandatory Minimums

Drug Trafficking in Illinois Comes with Mandatory Minimums
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Generally, the term “mandatory minimums” is associated with federal courts. However, Illinois state courts also have mandatory minimums for a variety of crimes, including drug trafficking. Mandatory minimums are controversial in that a mandatory minimum prison sentence must be imposed [...]
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Apr. 24 2019

Illinois Drug-Sniffing Dogs: When Are They Legal?

Illinois Drug-Sniffing Dogs: When Are They Legal?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Music festival season is coming soon in Illinois -- but the fun of Lollapalooza or Pitchfork may come to a halt once festival-goers see drug-sniffing dogs. In 2014 alone, 34 people were arrested and over 100 were issued citations at Lollapalooza thanks to the work of drug-sniffing [...]
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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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