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TASC probation: what is it, and how can it help me?

If you have been charged with a crime and you suffer from alcoholism or other drug addiction, you could be eligible for probation through TASC (20 ILCS 301/40-5), which stands for Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities. Unlike “traditional” probation, successful completion of a TASC probation term can provide you with the opportunity to avoid a… Read more »

First Offender Probation For Certain Drug Offenses

Prosecutions for criminal drug offenses in Illinois usually occur under the Cannabis Control Act or the Illinois Controlled Substances Act.  These charges can be either misdemeanors or felonies.  Charges under the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, however, are more likely to be felonies. Despite the increased likelihood of receiving a felony charge under the Controlled Substances… Read more »