Challenging a Drug Crime Charge

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Have you been charged with a drug crime? In this comprehensive guide, learn how to fight drug possession and distribution charges and decide if you should hire a lawyer to assist in your case.

  • ContentCommuting Sentences for Drug Charges

    When drug charges are issued to someone arrested under suspicion of possession, intent to distribute, trafficking or manufacturing, the possible penalties are swift, severe and life changing. Because of these issues, it is important for the defendant to attempt some form of negotiation up to commuting the sentences issued.

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  • ContentFighting Drug Charges of Possession and Distribution

    When charges of drug possession and intent to distribute are issued, it is crucial the individual accused seek legal assistance immediately. Sometimes, these persons are innocent of any wrongdoing, and the lawyer is needed to ensure this is explained to the judge or jury if there is a trial.

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  • ContentNeed for Experienced Lawyer in Drug Trafficking Case

    Drug trafficking charges are extremely serious with the potential to carry some of the stiffest penalties in the country. For this reason, it is important to consult with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible

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  • ContentHow to Fight Drug Possession Charges

    Every year, thousands of people are arrested on drug possession charges. Many of these charges relate to very small amounts of controlled substances in a person's car or on their person. These cases are an enormous percentage of the criminal court dockets of every state, leading to almost routine behavior of drug possession defendants and sentencing. But, it is possible to fight these types of charges and obtain a more favorable outcome.

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  • ContentDealing with Drug Charges

    By far, one of the most common class of crimes to pass through the American legal system is the drug case. Whether possession or distribution, drug cases have gotten a lot of attention from both the media and legislators since the 1980's and the beginning of the “War on Drugs.” However, these laws are changing for some substances, like marijuana, so it is important to get a basic understanding of the state of the law related to controlled substances.

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  • ContentDrug Sniff Dog Used at My Traffic Stop - Does That Violate My Fourth Amendment Rights?

    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.

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  • ContentWhy are Steroids Illegal in the United States?

    Many professional athletes over the last two decades have been subjected to humiliation and ridicule after it was revealed that they used steroids to gain a competitive edge. From the Olympics to cycling to professional baseball, it seems no high level sport is safe from the use of such banned substances, a practice often called “doping.” But why are steroids illegal?

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