Drug Charges

Below you’ll find the posts at ExperiencedCriminalLawyers from the Drug Charges category. I highly recommend you read each of them if you’re accused or charged with criminal drug charges.

Criminal Drug Charges

Drug Possession, and related charges are more serious in some states than they are in others. Drug charges don’t automatically make you a criminal. Knowing the rules and understanding how the legal system is the responsibility of any good defense attorney. Check back here often to read about real cases involving drugs and drug related charges.

Drug Charges Discussions

Police K-9’s: we’re led to believe they have been trained in the best dog academies to use their superior sniffers to identify illicit drugs. They are essentially used to find drugs when cops themselves can’t identify their presence. But not all research backs up their use, with some even indicating the dogs are mere extensions [...]

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Mandatory minimum sentences were part of the tough on crime movement a few decades ago. They seek to dole out the harshest penalties to people convicted of felony drug charges and more. In the case of these non-violent offenders, a several-year stint in prison is as likely to “help” them and their community as a [...]

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At least one Congressman is willing to make a serious effort to reconcile current strict federal prohibition of marijuana with the realities of new marketplaces for legal medical and recreational use in many States. It is encouraging to see some movement on a federal level to institute what many marijuana advocates have claimed for years [...]

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In Colorado,people with a number of conditions have been allowed to smoke marijuana for medical reasons. They’ve jumped through hoops to be allowed this designation and are “card carrying” members of what was once an elite club (not so elite now that recreational marijuana has been legalized). Still, the medical marijuana users represent a group [...]

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A Miami doctor, charged in Iowa with maintaining a huge illegal Internet pharmacy, is being let off the hook in part because there is simply “too much evidence.” According to the Associated Press, Armando Angulo was initially charged in 2007 and has since fled to his home country of Panama. The DEA has said the [...]

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President Barack Obama finally used his pardon power to commute the sentence of a federal inmate, the first such commutation he’s granted since taking office. This prisoner was a victim of the imbalanced crack-cocaine laws in place before the Fair Sentencing Act reduced the disparities between powdered cocaine and crack cocaine. About Connect with me [...]

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A new poll by Gallup puts support for marijuana legalization at an all time high, 50% of all Americans. About Connect with me on Google+More Posts (198)

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It’s estimated that 11% of Americans over the age of 12 regularly smoke marijuana. The pot they are smoking, most likely comes from south of the border. And this high demand for marijuana finances a battle between violent cartels that is said to have killed 40,000 Mexicans over the past 5 years. While legal changes [...]

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Online registries for sex offenders are searchable across the country—allowing people to find out where those convicted of sex crimes live and what their offense was. It makes the public feel safe and it gives the lawmakers who proposed and passed the bills a sort of political clout, as they seem most interested in public [...]

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In what was called the Fair Sentencing Act, Congress reduced the glaring disparity between crack and powder cocaine sentences. But they failed to make it retroactive to apply to those who where previously convicted, but not yet sentenced. Now, judges are being forced to sentence defendants under the old and horribly skewed law despite the [...]

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