Substance abuse—A perspective for use in plea bargaining
, October 2009
In Illinois, if the defendant’s intoxicated or drugged condition was voluntarily produced, it cannot be raised as an affirmative defense during trial to avoid criminal responsibility for his or her conduct. However, during plea bargaining, 402 conferences, sentencing and the like, the defendant’s conduct can be considered as being the result of such use, abuse or dependence.
, February 2000
Families Intact began in August of 1999 to offer a family approach to the treatment of substance abuse by a family member by providing addiction treatment services in conjunction with multi-family therapy.
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