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New Illinois law could help those convicted of drug charges

Being arrested and charged with a crime can be a humiliating and embarrassing thing for any individual to experience. In Illinois, those who are arrested on drug charges can face very steep penalties, including years of incarceration. However, a piece of legislation recently adopted by the Illinois General Assembly could soon make marijuana legal throughout the state and could expunge the records of previous offenders.

Drug charges can be absolutely devastating

Illinois is notoriously tough on those convicted of crimes, with offenders facing steep penalties and potentially long periods of prison time. The chance of going to jail is enough to induce great worry and anxiety in any person. However, those who are arrested on drug charges face more than just jail time as these types of charges can tarnish personal records and prevent chances for future employment. Drug charges can ruin lives.

Those hit with drug charges are innocent until proven guilty

Being charged with a criminal offense can cause a person to experience fear, anxiety and a myriad of emotions. Any criminal charge can be troubling and have lifelong negative ramifications. Without question, any kind of drug charge is a very serious matter. In the state of Illinois, drug charges are far too common, and those convicted face incredibly steep penalties, sometimes even years behind bars.

Drug charges: Man arrested and searched at traffic stop

It's no secret that illegal drug use continues to be a very big problem not only in the state of Illinois but across the United States. Law enforcement agencies everywhere are ramping up efforts to combat illegal drugs and drug activity. These efforts include increased patrols, traffic checkpoints and extensive searches. To legally search a private residence, a search warrant must be obtained. If no warrant has been obtained by authorities, those who are arrested on drug charges stand a good chance of having their charges reduced or thrown out.

Illinois resident hit with drug charges after traffic stop

There are few things more humiliating to a person than being handcuffed, searched and arrested. It's only natural to fret and worry after an arrest and a criminal charge. Being convicted of drug charges can do unspeakable damage to reputations and land an individual in jail for years. Fortunately, in the state of Illinois, those who are arrested on drug charges are always presumed innocent until, and only if, found guilty in a court of law.

Drug charges: Recreational marijuana could be legal in Illinois

The legalization of marijuana is a controversial subject that has sparked heated debates for decades. This issue has made headlines across the country as more states are legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. Currently, recreational marijuana use is still illegal in the state of Illinois, accounting for hundreds of drug charges every year throughout the state. However, if the newly elected governor has his way, this could all be changing.

Humiliation and embarrassment accompany drug charges

Being arrested and thrown into the back of a police car can be an extremely humiliating thing to experience. However, facing drug charges can have a myriad of emotional and psychological effects. Drug charges can hamper any attempts at gaining employment in the future and can basically ruin a person's life. Despite all the negative impacts of a criminal charge, those who are arrested and face these charges in Illinois should know the resources available that may help them.

Drug charges: Officers conduct a warrant sweep

Law enforcement departments across the state of Illinois are making efforts to reduce drug activity and the use of illegal drugs. Commonly, police will search the homes of those who are suspected of hiding drugs. In order to legally conduct a home search, police must obtain consent or a search warrant. For homeowners, their residence should be a secure and private place. The experience of being arrested on drug charges in one's own home can be traumatic.

Drug charges can do irreversible damage

A criminal charge is a big concern in any state. Those who are hit with drug charges in Illinois can face very steep penalties. These penalties include massive fines and many years of jail time, not to mention the irreversible damage these charges can do to individual records and personal reputations. Of all the criminal charges across the Illinois, drug-related charges are some of the most common, and just being charged can potentially ruin a person's life.

Drug charges: Mother petitions lawmakers for help

The United States is facing a very serious drug problem. Across the country, drug addiction is destroying families and ruining lives. The state of Illinois, in particular, has been notoriously tough on those convicted of drug charges. Penalties can include years of incarceration and massive fines, not to mention the humiliation and tarnished personal records that can hamper an individual for the rest of his or her life. A mother in suburban Chicago has petitioned lawmakers in an attempt to rescue her daughter from drug addiction.

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