Albert L. Wysocki, A Professional Corporation
Last week, a 45-year-old woman and her 22-year-old son were arrested after police found illegal substances in their Rogers Park home.
After being notified that the mother and son had allegedly been selling drugs out of their home in Illinois, police obtained a warrant to search the home. According to reports, police executed the search warrant on Jan. 10.
Reports have not stated who notified police about the alleged drug activity at the home. However, when police did execute the search warrant last week, police said that they did find illegal substances in the home. Reports have not stated whether anyone else was living at the home with the mother and son.
Police said that they found cannabis, cocaine and heroin in the home. Since the arrest, the mother and son have been charged with several drug crimes including unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver. According to reports, police found about 200 grams of cannabis in the home.
Individuals who are convicted of drug crimes could face serious legal and social consequences. Consequences may include prison time, probation, property forfeiture, and mandatory treatment for drug abuse problems. Some folks who are convicted of seemingly minor drug offenses may even have trouble finding a new job or getting accepted into academic programs.
In an effort to minimize the consequences of a conviction or to possibly even avoid a conviction after being accused of committing a drug crime, folks may want to consider working with an attorney who will know how to strategically handle each drug case in court. A conviction may not always be avoided, but defendants may still benefit from working with an attorney who will make sure their rights remain protected when defending criminal charges in court.
Source: EvanstonPatch, “Mother, son charged with dealing narcotics,” Jennifer Fisher, Jan. 14, 2013
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Mother, son accused of selling drugs out of Illinois home