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How to Expunge Marijuana Possession Convictions From Your Criminal Record in Illinois

What Does it Mean to Expunge a Marijuana Possession Conviction?

In this article, we explain how to expunge marijuana possession convictions from your criminal record in Illinois once the new law legalizing Marijuana in 2020 becomes effective.

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New Illinois Law Legalizing Marijuana in 2020: Frequently Asked Questions

When Will the New Illinois Marijuana Law Go Into Effect?

In this article, we explain the new Illinois marijuana law that goes into effect in 2020.  We answer questions about the new law which makes it legal to possess a certain amount of recreational marijuana, to smoke marijuana recreationally in certain places, and to obtain and sell a license to grow and sell recreationally.

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Emergency Involuntary Commitment to a Mental Health Facility in Illinois

Emergency Involuntary Commitment to a Mental Health Facility in Illinois

In this article, we explain the process for emergency involuntary commitment to a mental health facility, a process whereby mentally ill individual may be temporarily admitted to a mental health facility against his or her will in order to prevent imminent danger to himself or herself or others.

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