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  • 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.”

  • Consequences for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs
      by HG.org

    Driving under the influence of drugs may be incorporated as an independent statute or may be treated the same as driving under the influence of alcohol, depending on state law. In either event, a conviction for driving under the influence can carry significant consequences.

  • Confidential Informants and Search Warrants in Ohio

    In many drug cases in Ohio, law enforcement officers use a confidential informant, also known as a CI. The confidential informant is often facing his or her own criminal charges. Law enforcement officers will negotiate with the confidential information, sometimes through the informant’s criminal defense attorney, for cooperation in setting up another person.

  • Colorado Passes Felony DUI Bill

    The Colorado state legislature recently passed a bill that is sitting on the governor’s desk waiting his signature.

  • Why You Should Always Refuse Roadside Sobriety Tests

    Virtually any time you are stopped and investigated for suspicion of DUI, the officer is going to ask you if you would be willing to perform Standard Field Sobriety Tests, otherwise known as Roadside Maneuvers.

  • Medical Marijuana Allowed While on Probation

    On May 8th, Governor Hickenlooper signed House Bill 1267 into law, which concerns the use of medical marijuana while an individual is on probation.

  • Obama Commutes Demaryius Thomas’ Mom’s Sentence

    “I believe at its heart, America is a nation of second chances, and I believe these folks deserve their second chance.” - President Obama

  • Jury Nullification

    Jury nullification is making headlines in Denver and in particular in front of the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse, where activists have been distributing fliers about nullification and fighting charges against other activists who have done the same, since July of this summer.

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