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- When Can the Police Stop me on the Street? What are my Rights?
Police will often use a personís presence in a high-crime area, coupled with unprovoked flight as sufficient to justify an officerís brief, investigative stop. Illinois courts have decided that this was consistent with previous decisions recognizing a citizenís right to ignore the police, as it found that unprovoked flight is not simply refusing to cooperate but is suspicious conduct that allows the police to investigate.
- What can the Police Require me To Do once I'm Arrested?
Once you are arrested what you say and do in the presence of the police becomes that much more important to protecting your freedom. Because your freedom is at stake, what you say and do can mean the difference between guilty and not guilty.
- New Jersey Legalizing and Decriminalization of Marijuana
New Jersey was a leader in the fight to decriminalize marijuana in 2010 by being one of the first states to make it legal for treatment centers to dispense the drug for medicinal purposes.
- The Federal Sentencing Battle
The overhaul of federal sentencing law with the enactment of the United States Sentencing Guidelines, (U.S.S.G.) , had a noble but flawed goal The basic idea was that sentencing uniformity and therefore fairness could be achieved by reducing the myriad acts of criminal behavior and offender characteristics to a number.
- Wisconsin Marijuana Laws and Penalties
Wisconsin Marijuana Laws and Penalties for Possession, Paraphernalia, Growing and Intent to Deliver/Sell/Distribute
- Why You Need a DUI Attorney When Pulled Over for Suspicion of Driving Under the Influence
Have you recently been pulled over for suspicion of DUI? Have you been charged with DWI or DUI? If so, it's imperative that you retain the services of an experienced DUI attorney right away.
- Three Giant Steps Forward for Federal Criminal Law
While the country has been focused on ISIS and issues with domestic espionage, the current administration under United States Attorney General Eric Holder has made three major changes in federal sentencing law.
- If My State Has Legalized Marijuana, Can I Smoke it in Federal Housing?
Although some states permit marijuana use for medical or recreational reasons, federal housing is based on federal laws. At the time of publication, marijuana use was still outlawed by federal law. However, guidance from the Department of Housing and Urban Development shows the nuances in laws that federal housing projects are currently laboring under.
- Is Marijuana Really Legal? What Should I Know?
Marijuana has made headlines for the last few years in a new and, to some, unexpected way. Rather than reports of massive drug busts and seizures, the latest news has been about more and more states legalizing the drug. But, this has led many to rightly question just how legal marijuana really is. Has the federal government legalized it? If not, do states have the right to make the drug legal? Is this change permanent?
- Federal Sentencing: Follow the Yellow Brick Road
When I think of a judge imposing a federal sentence, my mind often drifts to the Wizard Of Oz and that little masked man standing behind the curtain.