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- Defending Drug Trafficking and Drug Offenses in Philadelphia
Defending drug trafficking and other drug offenses in Philadelphia requires a skilled criminal defense attorney who understands the best strategies to reduce the charges or seek an outright dismissal or acquittal. When a defendant is charged with drug trafficking, intent to deliver or the sales and transportation of illegal substances the potential consequences are quite severe.
- Sessions Continues to Threaten Legal Marijuana
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made no secret about his attitude towards marijuana, he is vehemently opposed. Since his appointment there have been numerous rumors swirling about potential threats to legal marijuana businesses and states in the nation.
- Medical Marijuana Law in Texas Goes into Effect
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram is reporting that because of a recent medical marijuana law passed by the Texas Legislature, pot is going to be grown in the state of Texas legally. However, the new law, passed in 2015, is strictly limited to people who are suffering from epilepsy and who have not responded to federally approved treatments.
- Common Issues in False Claims Act Investigations
Physician-owned entities, pharmacies, hospices and other providers need to know about the False Claims Act.
- Possession Issues in Drug and Marijuana Cases
Possession of drugs and marijuana charges are common. University students are often common targets of the police, as well. There are some aspects of possession cases that all defense lawyers should consider.
- The Romberg Test Is a Medical Evaluation Being Used by a Lay Person as a Non-Standardized Field Sobriety Test
Police in America, on a NATIONAL level, have created a bogus roadside evaluation called the modified Romberg balance test. Although recently determined to not be competent evidence in Georgia in Mitchell v. State (Ga Supreme Court, 2017), it is still used by some police officers today to try to determine if a driver is intoxicated.
- Romberg Test DUI Results Used by Police Have Never Been Proven to Reliably Identify Drug Impairment
Named after a 19th-century neurologist, the Romberg test is used to evaluate medical patients to see if they have “normal” balance while simply standing in a certain manner.
- Conditional Discharge Plea Available to Protect Criminal Record from a 1st Offense Drug Charge in Georgia
A special Georgia Statute, § 16-13-2, permits a court with a pretrial intervention program (PTI) or conditional discharge to offer qualified first offenders the opportunity to keep their state criminal record clean, by entering a voluntary program that holds the case open and defers a guilty or nolo contendere sentence, to allow the person to successfully complete the terms and conditions.
- Georgia DUI Laws Punish DUI-Drugs More Harshly, So DUI-Marijuana Cases Must Be Fought
Most people know that possession of more than an ounce of marijuana—a Schedule I controlled substance—is a felony. But, even when no marijuana is present in your pockets or vehicle, driving under the influence of marijuana is DUI-Drugs can bring more severe punishment and driver's license loss.
- Federal Racketeering
The crime of racketeering occurs when organized groups of individuals are running businesses illegally, and these are called rackets. It may also transpire when a crime group utilizes valid companies or organizations to embezzle funds from where the employee is working.