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- Understanding Drug Crimes and Possession of Marijuana in Boise, Idaho
The simplest drug crime is possession of a controlled substance, like marijuana. In order to convict, a prosecutor must show that the accused did more than just touch the drug. One conviction was reversed when the defendant said that he had touched the heroin only long enough to throw it away. He had found it in a friend's pocket before taking him for emergency medical treatment.
- Federal Minor Role is Major
Much of my practice deals with defending individuals who import methamphetamine into the United States. Anyone who has practiced federal criminal law knows that the penalties are daunting. In many case a defendant would receive less time for attempting to escape and running over and seriously injuring a custom’s agent than for the charge of importation of methamphetamine.
- Decriminalization, Legalization, and Marijuana Use in Illinois
With many states jumping on the marijuana legalizationn bandwagon, whether it be for medical or recreational use, “legalization” and “decriminalization” are two words often used interchangeably, although they have different meanings under the eyes of the law.
- Common Drug Crime Questions for a Narcotic Case
Anyone arrested for a drug case is always concerned about possible consequences and how the case may be defended.
- How Are People Charged as an Accomplice?
Accomplice liability arises when a person helps another commit a crime with the intent of providing such assistance.
- When Can the Police Stop me on the Street? What are my Rights?
Police will often use a person’s presence in a high-crime area, coupled with unprovoked flight as sufficient to justify an officer’s brief, investigative stop. Illinois courts have decided that this was consistent with previous decisions recognizing a citizen’s 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