You and Your Cellphone After Riley v. California

You and Your Cellphone After Riley v. California There have been several important decisions handed down recently by the United States Supreme Court. One such case that has important implications in our current age of smartphones is Riley v. California. In this 9-0 opinion (that is, it was a unanimous decision) released on June 25,… Read more »

Swatting — Dangerous New Trend, More Than Just a Prank

A phone call comes into the local 9-1-1 dispatch center. The dispatcher hears a chilling voice on the other end of the phone: “I have killed a family member and might kill others.” The dispatcher gathers the phone number and address from where the call is coming, and then quickly summons help. Law enforcement and… Read more »

Illinois Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act

Beginning in January 2014, Illinois joined a number of other states in legalizing the use and possession of small amounts of medical marijuana (or medical cannabis). But the statutes authorizing this limited use and possession (410 ILCS 130/1 and following) do not give free license to carry as much medical marijuana as one chooses or… Read more »

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 »

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