Category Archives: Drug Laws in Illinois

CA7 remands COR holding that possession of any amount of marijuana over 30 grams could be prosecuted as federal misdemeanor, not an “aggravated felony.”

BIA erred in finding that noncitizen was ineligible for cancellation of removal relief because his prior Illinois conviction for possession of more than 30 but not more than 500 grams of marijuana under 720 ILCS section 550/5(d) qualified as “aggravated … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Holds that Drug Paraphernalia Must Be “Related to” a 21 USCA § 802 Listed Substance to Support Removal

The Supreme Court in Mellouli v. Holder (June 1, 2015) decided when a state drug-paraphernalia conviction sufficiently “relates to” a substance listed under the Controlled Substances Act to justify removing a permanent U.S. resident under the Immigration and Nationality Act. … Continue reading

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Illinois Drug Possession Laws & Penalties

Drug Laws in Illinois Illinois Drug Possession Laws & Penalties When you are charged with drug possession, the penalties you face depend on the type of drug you are caught with and the amount in your possession. This chart represents … Continue reading

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