Month: November 2017

MARIJUANA IN ILLINOISS: CRIMES NOT WORTH COMMITTING

On behalf of Timothy P. Martin of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in blog on Thursday, November 30, 2017.

As someone who has tried marijuana and used it in places where it's legal, you may think that the rest of the United States is becoming less offended by its use. You might think you won't face charges if you're caught, since other people wouldn't.

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2 ILLINOISS MEN FACE CHARGES AFTER POLICE FIND 138 GRAMS OF POT

On behalf of Timothy P. Martin of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in Drug Charges on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

Two illinois men were taken into custody on drug charges following the execution of a search warrant on Nov. 14. During the search of a residence in Libertyville, authorities reportedly found 138 grams of pot and drug-related paraphernalia.

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5 ARRESTED IN CHICAGO DRUG VIOLENCE CRACKDOWN

On behalf of Timothy P. Martin of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in Drug Charges on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

In an attempt to curb a recent spate of violence in the North Side Uptown area, Chicago police have arrested five people on suspicion of drug crimes. The charges were announced in a community alert on Nov. 15.

According to authorities, there has been an uptick in violence around Argyle Street, including a drug-related triple shooting at a Starbucks in early November. To calm community concerns, the department launched a narcotics enforcement mission, which resulted in the arrests of five North Side residents.

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ACTRESS ARRESTED ON FELONY COCAINE CHARGE

On behalf of Timothy P. Martin of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in Drug Charges on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

The challenges that illinois faces dealing with drug abuse and distribution is part of a nationwide issue affecting the rich and poor. On Nov. 14, actress Rose McGowan was taken into custody and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. The actress turned herself in as a result of charges stemming from police investigating personal belongings the actress left behind on a United Airlines flight.

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MAN CHARGED WITH DUI AFTER BEING FOUND ON SIDEWALK

On behalf of Timothy P. Martin of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in Drunk Driving on Friday, November 17, 2017.

Police in Riverside, illinois, say that a 33-year-old man was taken into custody on Nov. 11. Authorities first saw the man's 2005 Cadillac parked on a sidewalk at the intersection of Ogden Avenue and Lionel Road at about 2:40 a.m. When an officer first made contact with the man, he was passed out in his vehicle, and there was a beer in the cup holder.

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7 FACING DRUG CHARGES FOLLOWING MONTHS-LONG INVESTIGATION

On behalf of Timothy P. Martin of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in Drug Charges on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

On Nov. 3, it was announced by authorities in illinois that seven people were facing drug charges following a lengthy investigation. The investigation began in Rockford in February and ultimately resulted in two federal indictments.

While acting on multiple search warrants, investigators reportedly found about a kilo of heroin, which has a street value of up to $100,000. Additionally, authorities seized about $250,000 in cash, several vehicles and four guns.

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CHARACTER ACTOR FACES DWI AFTER COLLIDING WITH GAS METER

On behalf of Timothy P. Martin of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in Drunk Driving on Monday, November 13, 2017.

Movie buffs in illinois may be interested to learn that actor Christopher McDonald is facing drunk driving charges in California. Known for his roles in "Thelma and Louise," "Happy Gilmore" and "Ballers," McDonald was taken into police custody on Oct. 28 following a one-car collision.

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SEVEN PEOPLE ARRESTED IN METH BUST

On behalf of Timothy P. Martin of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in Drug Charges on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

Seven illinois residents were taken into custody on Oct. 24 for alleged distribution of methamphetamine in Coles County, according to a press release issued by the Charleston Police Department. The arrests were the culmination of a two-month investigation conducted by Charleston police, the East Central illinois Task Force and the Coles County Sheriff's Office.

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STUDY SHOWS THAT PROSECUTORS MAKE WORSE OFFERS TO BLACK PEOPLE

On behalf of Timothy P. Martin of Martin & Kent, L.L.C. posted in Criminal Law on Monday, November 6, 2017.

A number of studies has revealed that black people in illinois are much more likely to be arrested by the police than white individuals even though they are no more likely to commit crimes and make up a much smaller percentage of the population. A new study reveals that the disparate treatment based on race extends into the court and criminal justice system as well. Black people are likelier to receive harsh sentences than are their white counterparts even if they have similar records and have committed similar crimes.

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