Q: In Illinois does a cop have to issue a ticket after arresting someone for possession of meth?
A: No. They can charge you up to 3 years after the incident for a felony offense.
Alexander Ivakhnenko agrees with this answer
We have seen cases when a criminal arrest incident to a probable cause traffic stop would result in no charges, additional criminal charges after a police, detective investigations, upgrade of the original charges and additional criminal charges by way of Grand Jury or information after continued investigation, lab test results, or emerged new evidence.
So, the most prudent legal thing would be IMMEDIATELY DISCUSSING your personal exposure to a criminal charge especially with a fluid and possibly changing situation that may result in MORE SERIOUS charges.
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