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- Reduction in Federal Drug Penalties: “Just Say No”
Attorney General Eric Holder “gets it.” He understands that the federal prisons are full of non-violent drug offenders. During his administration, there has been the biggest overhaul of federal sentencing in drug cases in more than twenty years.
- How a Drug Possession Attorney Defends Clients
When accused of possessing marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, “molly,” or other illegal drugs or narcotics, the prosecutors have the burden of proving specific elements of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt.
- Drug Trafficking: Not All Charges Are Equal
There are often completely different outcomes in similar criminal cases depending on the statute an individual is charged with. Prosecution must be accurate and precise in their charging decisions. Charging someone with the wrong crime can result in charges being dropped; cases are lost all the time due to technicalities.
- Driving While License Suspended or Revoked Offenses in Florida
Driving with a suspended or revoked license can be as benign as a civil traffic violation or as serious as a third degree felony, depending on the reason for the suspension and/or your number of prior convictions.
- Drug Conspiracy Law in Florida – Hampton v. State
A conspiracy is defined in law as an agreement between two or more individuals to commit a crime. Although this may seem like a pretty straightforward definition, as with most criminal law, it is up to interpretation. Here we discuss Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeals interpretation of a conspiracy charge, and how it applies to those accused of drug trafficking. In Hampton v. State, Albert Hampton appeals a guilty verdict of conspiracy to traffic cocaine.
- Can You be Stopped for a Law that Does Not Exist?
The Supreme Court recently decided you can be stopped for breaking a law that does not exist.
- The Danger of Medical Marijuana on Illinois Roads
Illinois joined the growing group of states to allow the use of medical marijuana.
- Drug Crimes in Colorado
Colorado law widely regulates the use of medicinal drugs and outright bans the use of most harmful non-medicinal drugs.
- Five Ways Not to Become a Blind Mule
Yes, it does happen. While the majority of those who are arrested at the international border with cars laden with narcotics know that of their illicit cargo, there are the occasional blind mules –those who were duped by strangers, business associates or even loved ones to carry the contraband.
- Can a Cop Use a Drug Sniff Dog at My Traffic Stop?
The Fourth Amendment protects individuals from unreasonable searches and seizures. However, the United States Supreme Court has held that a drug dog sniff that is conducted during a lawful traffic stop does not constitute a search as an individual does not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in illegal contraband within a vehicle. However, there are specific rules that police officers must follow when bringing a dog sniff dog to the scene.