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Drug Possession: Reduce Your Sentence & Get on with Your Life

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Getting convicted of a drug possession charge could have consequences that dramatically alter a defendant's life. Rather than accepting the full impact of these penalties, it may be possible to bargain for a less severe sentence. Negotiating for a better sentence is a complex process that can be accomplished in a variety of ways. To better understand this legal strategy, several...

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Child Injury: What Punishments Am I Facing?

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Under the law, certain classes of citizens are protected because of a legally demonstrable vulnerability. Children are one of these protected groups. Any type of child abuse is considered especially heinous and may be subject to the toughest legal punishments available. What Is Child Injury? Abuse to a child is defined as any act or behavior that causes serious bodily injury, mental impairment or...

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If Arrested for DWI, How Much Will My Bail Cost?

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When someone is arrested and booked into jail on charges of Driving While Intoxicated, they usually only have one thing on their mind: getting out of jail as soon as possible. Fortunately, it's possible to get out of jail in a relatively short amount of time if bail is posted. For someone who has never been in jail before, the bail...

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You Can Get a Misdemeanor for Having an Open Container

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Some people may not have a clear understanding of open container laws. Most people probably realize that having an open beer in a car while driving down the road is against the law. However, the exact implications of this law may be unclear. To put it simply, it is against the law to have an open container of alcohol or alcoholic...

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Caught Driving with a Suspended License: What’s Going to Happen to Me?

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When a person is granted a driver's license, they are agreeing to abide by all the traffic laws of the state, county and city in which they are driving. Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license is a direct violation of both state and local laws. Why Are Drivers' Licenses Suspended? There are a number of ways in which a person...

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Prostitution: With $2,000 Fines, It May Not Be a Great Career Choice

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In nearly every jurisdiction in the United States, any act related to prostitution is strictly illegal. However, the legal penalties for different activities involving prostitution can vary. Usually, the penalties vary based on the type of involvement that a defendant has in a prostitution case. Prostitution Laws In a typical prostitution case, there will be at least three different applications of the...

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Busted Again: What Happens with Multiple Convictions for Drug Possession?

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The penalties for drug possession can range from relatively lenient to very severe. Penalties are usually determined by the type of drug involved in the case, the amount of the drug and the criminal history of the defendant. While first-time convictions for simple drug possession may not be extraordinarily severe, convictions for repeat offenses can carry steep penalties. Prison time, high...

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Meth: Having Less than One Gram Could Cost You $10,000

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Methamphetamine-related crime has become a massive problem across the country. Meth is one of the most powerful stimulants known to man and it can be produced relatively cheaply in clandestine locations. It has a high potential for abuse, addiction and overdose. To combat the epidemic of methamphetamine crime, courts and police departments have engaged in strict enforcement measures and have enacted...

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What DWI Evidence Will Cops Collect This 4th of July?

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Nothing will ruin a 4th of July celebration like being arrested and taken to jail for DWI. Knowing about the kinds of evidence that police collect in DWI cases can help people stay safe and informed when they celebrate the 4th. DWI Evidence There are several types of evidence that police officers look for when they investigate a driver for DWI. These evidence...

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Indecent Exposure: Don’t Get Arrested at This Pride Parade

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Pride parades are celebrations of unity and dignity for the LGBT community. The parades often feature floats, dancing, music and costumes. Some of the costumes and attire worn by parade participants may be more revealing than typical attire. Some cities, such as Dallas, have attempted to pass restrictions on the type of clothing and behavior that is permissible at pride parades....

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    Client set for trial on two possession of marijuana cases. Client admits to owning all marijuana in the vehicle on video. Motion to suppress granted.
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