He was arrested last night/early this morning. That’s all I know. He’s my son
Quick reply - possession of Xanax, 1-time offender:
Hello, thank you for your question related to criminal law in Illinois.
Xanax is a member of the benzodiazepine family of drugs and is primarily used to treat anxiety and panic disorders.
Illinois criminal law: Possession of any of the following without a prescription can result in felony charges: Xanax, Valium, Ativan, and Librium. Tranquilizers, such as mentioned Xanax, are used to treat anxiety and generally require a doctor’s prescription. Possession of any other amount other than those discussed above is a Class 4 felony punishable by a period of incarceration of one to three years and a fine of up to $25,000. In fact, many first-time offenders can avoid jail time altogether. The state and federal penalties you could face may vary depending on the type of case you are facing...
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