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Criminal Sentences Determined by Laws, Judges
Update The United States Sentencing Commission held a public hearing on June 2, 2011, about making the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 retroactive. The Commission and the courts have received thousands of letters from inmates convicted under the old law and their family members, asking that the new rules be ... READ MORE

Drugs and Sports: In the Mix
Something tarnished the shine of the Olympic medals won by the invincible and untouchable champions: Photos surfaced of marijuana use; test results came out positive for steroids. Booking photos showed arrests for DUI and cocaine possession. Should we have higher expectations for celebrity sports figures? ... READ MORE

Don't Mess with Meth!
Hundreds of thousands of people, perhaps even millions, use and abuse methamphetamine, or "meth." It's a multi-billion dollar industry for some, while for others, the rush or "high" turns out to be life-shattering, and sometimes fatal. Supplier or user, no matter which end of the deal someone is on, ... READ MORE

Drug Possession Use Distribution and Sale
The possession, use, distribution or sale of certain drugs is a crime. Punishments range from fines to many years in prison. These drugs are illegal because of health risks and because they are associated with violent crimes. Both the states and the federal system can prosecute drug crimes. All 50 states ... READ MORE

Laws are Tough on Illegal Drugs
With the exceptions murder and other violent crimes, drug-related crimes are probably the most serious. Anyone involved with illegal drugs, whether they make or use them, faces jail time and fines. Why? Because illegal drugs cause serious health problems and even death for those who use them. They ... READ MORE

Marijuana Legality Explained
Marijuana laws vary considerably. The states of Colorado and Washington are the first in the nation to legalize, tax and regulate the recreational possession and use of marijuana. Once implemented, these state constitutional amendments (passed Nov. 2012) will allow individuals age 21 and older to purchase ... READ MORE

When Meds Become Prescription for Prison
Abuse of prescription painkillers is a public health epidemic. In 2011, more people died from prescription painkiller overdoses than from heroin, cocaine and all other drugs combined, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nationwide, opioids lead to 15,000 deaths and 500,000 emergency ... READ MORE

How High Is Too High To Drive?
In 2013, Washington and Colorado passed laws allowing the recreational use of marijuana. Eighteen states plus the District of Columbia allow medicinal use of marijuana. Do these changes mean that you can now drive with marijuana in your system? Yes and no, depending on where you are and how much you ... READ MORE

Terrorism, Crimes and Security
Terrorism is the use of violence and threats of violence against civilian targets, especially for political, religious or ideological purposes. The goal is intimidation or coercion. While not a specific crime, terrorism involves a constellation of crimes that lead to the loss of life and/or damage to ... READ MORE

 

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Yes, you can use this defense of intimidation, but the fact that you were high is probably not a viable defense.  For best results, you need to retain a criminal defense lawyer to advocate for yo ...Read more

If she revealed this in voir dire but the defense decided to keep her on the jury anyway, then the answer is no.

You didn't say if the charge is pending or it you have already been convicted.

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Seven Things You Must Know About The Legalization of Marijuana

For decades marijuana has been considered a dangerous drug and has been illegal to use, sell, or possess. But many state laws are in flux. To date, twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have ... Read more

Inland Empire Criminal Defense Lawyer Discusses Post-Conviction Relief

If you are arrested for a drug offense, you may face severe penalties, including jail or state prison time, a misdemeanor or felony conviction, significant fines, probation, mandatory participation in ... Read more

Ohio Consensual Searches

When is consent to search valid? Generally, if someone gives the police consent to search a house, car, luggage, etc., the police can conduct the search and the court will uphold the search and the it ... Read more

Controlled Substances And Drug Charges in Florida

Thousands of drugs types are manufactured every year. There is a good chance that if a doctor needs to prescribe it, Florida has a law making it illegal to possess it without a prescription. All recre ... Read more

Types of Drug Crimes

Learning what each drug term means is essential to understanding the different types of drug crimes and their charges. The more common types of drug crimes are explained briefly below: Possession &#82 ... Read more

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