When you got arrested for marijuana, you probably couldn't believe the situation. After all, a number of states, plus the nation's capital, have legalized marijuana.
A judge recently found "extraordinary circumstances" in the case of an East Peoria man who pled guilty to aggravated driving under the influence of marijuana after a fatal accident that that killed a Sparland motorcycle rider last year. He later pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated DUI in exchange for a prison sentence limited to no more than 12 years. He was sentenced recently to 180 days in jail, drug treatment, and four years of probation.
Illinois residents can find themselves in unexpected situations, such as when they make a poor choice in their personal lives that could lead to an arrest for criminal charges. This was the case recently when, as a result of police responding to a tip, four Illinois residents were arrested, on drug charges.