Drug Crimes

Our founding Attorney, Jonathan James, sat down with Good Day Stateline to discuss the new recreational cannabis laws that are going to be effective starting January 1, 2020. The new legislation was signed by the Illinois Governor in June of 2019 and will allow Illinois residents to possess up to 30 grams of cannabis. Follow […]

Starting on January 1, 2020, Illinois will become the 11th state in the country to legalize recreational cannabis.  HB 1438 was signed into law by Governor JB Pritzker in June of this year.  The new law will regulate cannabis similar to how alcohol is regulated.  Adults over 21 may purchase marijuana at state-licensed dispensaries, however, […]

In recent years, the State of Illinois has passed several laws easing the restrictions on possession of cannabis and the possible ramifications that marijuana possession can have on a person’s criminal record.  The Decriminalization Law passed in July of 2016 made possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana a civil law violation instead of […]

As of 2016, Illinois law has decriminalized possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana so that you can now only get a ticket, similar to what you get for minor traffic violations. The new law also provides that the record of these marijuana tickets will automatically be expunged after the fine has been paid. The […]