|Elbrecht (Chicago Police Dept)|
The state has now agreed to postpone prosecution under a program that gives certain first-time felony defendants the opportunity to see charges dropped if they keep their noses clean for a year.
Participants are taken to trial if they violate the program’s 3-page agreement during postponement. Among the rules:
• Defendants may not violate any criminal law anywhere in the United StatesElbrecht is due back in court next Wednesday.
• Defendants may not possess deadly weapons including guns and knives
• Defendants many not possess marijuana, methamphetamine, any controlled substance, or any other drug not authorized by a prescription.
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