IL defense lawyerA new bill removing the requirement that positive newborn drug screenings be reported to law enforcement has just been approved by the Illinois legislature. Governor Pritzker is expected to sign the bill into law this week. This new law will come as a relief for women who have experienced addiction during their pregnancies and according to proponents, will encourage these expectant mothers to come forward and seek treatment without fear of arrest. As of now, until this law goes into effect, the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is required to report the matter to law enforcement when a newborn baby fails a toxicology screen. If you are charged with a crime because law enforcement became involved after your child had a positive drug test at birth, an Arlington Heights, IL criminal defense lawyer can help you.