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Drug Crimes

Jun. 4 2021

K-9 Unit Bust? See If Your Rights Were Violated

K-9 Unit Bust? See If Your Rights Were Violated
Posted By: Sami Azhari

K-9 Unit Bust? See If Your Rights Were Violated

The last thing anyone wants is for the cops to search their property. And if a K-9 unit enters the scene, your day can go from bad to worse fast.

It’s vital that you understand your rights as a United …

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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

IL Drug Traffickers, Those Phones Might Be Tapped!

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 – …

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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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Conspiracy to Traffic Controlled Substances: Class X Felony in IL

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 …

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Dec. 12 2019

Are Plea Deals to Illinois Drug Charges a Smart Idea?

Are Plea Deals to Illinois Drug Charges a Smart Idea?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

You might be surprised to learn that 90 to 95% of both federal and state cases end in plea bargains. This is an agreement between the defense and the prosecution to resolve the case and avoid going to trial.

The …

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Sep. 27 2019

If You Fail a Drug Test at Work, Can You Be Charged in Illinois?

If You Fail a Drug Test at Work, Can You Be Charged in Illinois?
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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If You Fail a Drug Test at Work, Can You Be Charged in Illinois?

Maybe you found the perfect position, aced the interview, and now the only thing standing between you and the job you’re after…is a drug test result. Or perhaps you’ve been selected for a random drug screening at your workplace. Or …

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Jul. 26 2019

Everything You Need to Know about Drug-Free Zones in Illinois

Everything You Need to Know about Drug-Free Zones in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Drug-free zone laws enhance criminal penalties for drug crimes committed near places frequented by children like public schools and parks. The idea is to keep drugs and the violence, theft, and prostitution crime often associated away from children.

Although the …

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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

Illinois Drug-Sniffing Dogs: When Are They Legal?

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 …

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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

Concurrent Versus Consecutive Sentences for Federal Drug Trafficking

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, …

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Nov. 23 2016

The Country’s Changing Views on Marijuana – What You Should Know

The Country’s Changing Views on Marijuana - What You Should Know
Posted By: Sami Azhari

The Country’s Changing Views on Marijuana - What You Should Know

Our country saw a lot of big changes during the recent election. The representative of a different party will soon be president. Multiple women reached historic milestones by being elected to Congress, including the first Somali-American lawmaker and the first …

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