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- How Could Expungement Law Changes in Missouri Impact the Future of Those Convicted?
Recently state law in Missouri changed for the better when it comes to people convicted of certain crimes and the ability to expunge or "remove" those convictions from their records.
- Federal Safety Valve: To Disclose or Not to Disclose?
The federal “safety valve” provides, in most cases, the only alternative for an individual charged with a serious drug case to escape a mandatory penalty of five or ten years.
- Punishment for Possession of a Controlled Substance in Virginia
According to the Virginia code, section §54.1 – 3401, the controlled substance in Virginia is “a drug, substance, or immediate precursor in Schedules I through VI of this chapter.”
- New Year, New Pot Rules
As marijuana legalization makes its way across the country, the new year heralds new legislation in several more states.
- Cops, Guns, and Marijuana in Hawaii
Medical marijuana has been legal in Hawaii for quite some time, and as with most medical states, this means screening individuals to allow them to obtain a prescription and also registering them as medical marijuana patients. But Hawaii’s medical registry is different in that it not only confirms the medical access for the patient, but the list is accessible for other purposes.
- Drug Abuse Laws in New Jersey
There is an epidemic that the entire nation faces right now and New Jersey is a location that is also suffering.
- Arlington Criminal Defense Attorneys Are Not Created Equal - Differences Between a Good & Poor Choice
Regardless of the crime you have been accused of, it's important to your freedom, career, and reputation to choose a capable criminal defense attorney in Arlington. What most people fail to realize is that one defense lawyer may be good, while another may not reach the best possible result in a case. What's the difference, and what does a good criminal defense lawyer do that perhaps a poor criminal defense attorney doesn't?
- How Mental Health Affects Custody
Raising a child is a demanding and challenging endeavor. This can pose problems for parents who suffer from a mental illness.
- Search & Seizure Law: Exclusionary Rule Applies at Probation Hearing in Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has dramatically re-interpreted search and seizure law for people who are serving sentences of probation or parole. In Commonwealth v. Arter, the Court ruled that “illegally-obtained evidence which is suppressed during criminal proceedings should likewise be suppressed during parole and probation revocation proceedings pursuant to Article I, Section 8 of the Pennsylvania Constitution.”
- Can I Use Marijuana While on Probation or Parole in Colorado?
Marijuana is a federal offense, but for residents of Colorado, Marijuana is legal medically and recreationally. So what are CO residents' rights in using Marijuana while on probation or parole? Check out this article by Denver Criminal Defense Attorney, Colin Bresee, to learn more.