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- Even With a DUI Charge You Are Innocent Until Proven Guilty
- I Was Arrested for a Misdemeanor, But the Officer Never Saw Anything - Is this Illegal?
An arrest for a misdemeanor must be based on the officer usually watching the crime take place. However, there are examples of exceptions.
- Fear and Loathing in El Paso: Texas' Marijuana History
Marijuana wasn’t always illegal. Like most substances now considered unlawful and highly dangerous, there was once a time when cocaine, heroin and marijuana could all be purchased over the counter at your local pharmacy.
- Charged with Grand Larceny? Why You Need an Arlington Larceny Defense Attorney
In the state of Virginia, grand larceny is a felony offense, which means that if convicted, the criminal penalties the defendant will face are harsh.
- Does Defendant Have to Be Present in Court if There Is Trial?
Where the client’s identity is not an issue or the client agrees to stipulate to his identity as the suspect, waiving the client’s appearance at trial may be viable. This may be true because the case is an extremely minor misdemeanor and thus the punishment is relatively minimal. This may also be smart when the client does not make a good appearance.
- Musc Festival Owner Takes a Hit for Concertgoers
With SXSW in March, Austin City Limits in September and a whole bevy of smaller festivals in between, Texas is no stranger to large music festivals. For different people, festivals mean different things; some come for the bands, some for good times with friends, and some for the drugs.
- Putting College Back in Prisons
Going to prison should not mean the end of someone’s potential. However, upon re-entering society, many released prisoners find fewer opportunities than when they entered the prison system.
- Is Double Jeopardy Violated If a Court Increases a Sentence More Than Once, Resulting in a 495 Year Sentence?
Under the Habitual Sexual Offender Law (Penal Code § 667.61, 667.71 and 667.6 (d)), the minimum sentence for someone convicted of certain sex offenses under certain circumstances is 25 years to life. Under Penal Code § 1170.1, the court may only increase a sentence once due to a prior serious felony conviction. Under the Three Strikes Law (Penal Code § § 667 (e) and 1170.12), however, multiple sentence increases are allowed.
- Minnesota Medical Marijuana: What it Means for You, Legal or Not
Medical marijuana is a very controversial topic. Recently, there have been 16 states with pending legislation or ballot measures on medical marijuana: Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
- If my Friend's Property is Listed as Stolen, Can I be Held Responsible for Pawning it?
There are many reasons as to why you were in possession of the property and why you would have never stolen it.