The United States has waged its ‘War on Drugs’ over the last 40 years with varying success. This “War on Drugs” has caused millions of individuals to go to jail and prison. Drug crimes cover a broad range of offenses involving controlled substances, from possession and sale to manufacture and distribution.
Though more severe charges typically result in harsher penalties, even less serious charges, such as possession of a small amount of a controlled substance, may have severe consequences, especially if prior convictions, firearms, activity near protected zones (e.g., schools and parks), or minors are involved.
Searches and Seizures in Drug Cases
The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution protects individuals against unreasonable searches and seizures by the government. Particularly in drug cases, the legality of how law enforcement officials obtained the evidence used to support the State’s case is a central and often-challenged issue. If the police’s conduct violated the Fourth Amendment, the evidence is deemed inadmissible and may lead to dismissal of your case.
If you qualify, an executed jail or prison sentence can be avoided through Community Corrections. Lake County Community Corrections consists of day reporting work release, community transition program and forensic diversion.
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