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  • Pennsylvania Criminal Charges and Students
      by HG.org

    While college represents many firsts for many students, some of these first-time experiences yield negative consequences, such as being the first time that some students have been away from their parents for any meaningful period of time. This new liberty and lack of supervision sometimes results in destructive behavior that has the potential to land the student in legal troubles.

  • Marijuana May Be Scheduled Down from Level I Status

    DEA may reschedule marijuana with a lower schedule on the Federal Scale.

  • First Time Drug Offense Sentencing in Georgia

    Many times a criminal defendant is a first time offender. The defendant may be a generally good person, who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Regardless of how the drug crime came about or was committed, is it really fair for someone who is a first time drug offender to be treated as a serious criminal for one misstep? Is there anyway that a first time offender can get a break?

  • Colorado Felony DUI

    In August of 2015 the Colorado's felony DUI law went into effect. Colorado joined 45 other states in the United States in enacting a law which makes certain classes of DUI's a felony offense.

  • Can the Government Take Away My Property?
      by HG.org

    Through the process of forfeiture, the government may be able to take away the property of a civilian. This may be because the individual is involved in criminal activity or because he or she owns property that was involved in criminal activity.

  • Florida May Allow for Lower Sentences for Drug Traffickers

    Drug Trafficking charges in Florida are basically only trumped up possession charges. This means that to prove drug trafficking, the state attorney only needs to prove that the defendant possessed a certain amount of a controlled substance – this amount is defined by Florida Statute 893.135 and is different for each drug.

  • Colorado Ignition Interlock Devices

    If you get a DUI in Colorado, there is a good chance you will have to deal with an ignition interlock device. An interlock is the common name for car breathalyzer, a device that is required to be placed in vehicles for a period of time owned by those who have been accused of driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher, refusing to submit to a chemical test, or drivers convicted of DUI.

  • About First Offender Programs
      by HG.org

    First offender Programs are alternative sentencing program that take into consideration the negative consequences associated with a criminal history. They often allow a person who has committed a crime a preferable alternative to the normal conviction process, provided that the individual completes certain requirements.

  • If It’s Legal Is It Still a Nuisance?

    As the landscape of marijuana legalization changes, the many related laws evolve accordingly. An Oregon court recently ruled that the smell of marijuana smoke cannot be considered inherently offensive.

  • Driving Under the Influence of Drugs
      by HG.org

    While many people are familiar with the term DUI, meaning driving under the influence, this term is usually associated with alcohol. However, states also have additional laws or utilize the same laws as those pertaining to alcohol-related charges as those pertaining to driving under the influence of drugs. In states that have additional laws, these are sometimes abbreviated as DUID for “driving under the influence of drugs.”


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