A CLOSE FRIEND WAS PLACE IN JAIL AND WAS CHARGED . i WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IN PLAIN ENGLISH JUST WHAT DOES THIS MEAN.
Civil Rights Attorney
He or she was charged with possession of drugs (not weed) 0-15 grams. It is a class 4 felony.
Divorce / Separation Lawyer
This is a reference to the criminal code - possession of a controlled substance. The entire statute can be read at: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/fulltext.asp?DocName=072005700K402
Criminal Defense Attorney
It means the defendant is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance other than methamphetamine. The Schedule of Controlled Substances is lengthy but most commonly the charge is for cocaine or heroin. It is a Class 4 felony (probationable but also carries a possible sentence of 1-3 years in prison). Your firend needs to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney. Most of us provdie free consultations. www.galivanlaw.net