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23Mar 2020

Should Cannabis Be Put In The Same Class As Heroin?

There is a national debate going on about cannabis. We know that there are several states where either possessing, purchasing, and/or growing marijuana is legal. But what about those states where it is still illegal? Of course, at the federal level, it is illegal, too.In many states where marijuana is still illegal, defendants are arguing that the level of crimes (felony) and the sentences being handed down for anything related...

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23Mar 2020

Virginia To Offer Restricted Driver's License To Those Who Refuse Breathalyzer

The State of Virginia has passed a law that will allow those charged for the first time with DUI to obtain a restricted driver's license, allowing them to go to work. Virginia does have a restricted driver's license available to those first-time offenders who are convicted of DUI. This has been a bargaining chip for prosecutors to plea deal DUI cases.The restricted driver's license for refusal to take a breathalyzer...

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23Mar 2020

E-Warrants Make It Easier For Officers To Obtain Blood Withdrawals

The state of Hawaii is leading the way in the use of electronic warrants. In 2013, the Supreme Court decided that blood withdrawal was a search under the 4th Amendment and to obtain a blood withdrawal a warrant was needed. Officers had previously been able to obtain blood withdrawals without a warrant under the exigent circumstances exception, because of the risk of losing evidence.Officers in Maui. HI. have started using...

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23Mar 2020

Can A Parent Kidnap Their Own Child?

This might sound like something that is not possible. Kidnapping your own child? But, yes, it actually is possible to kidnap your own child. The times when this can happen usually surround complicated custody battles. Often, a parent will become frustrated and simply either pick the child up from school or a friends' house or they will not return a child to the other parent when they are supposed to.The...

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23Mar 2020

A Former Houston Pastor Accused Of Stealing $200k From His Church

People commit violent crimes, sex crimes, and drug crimes. People also commit what is called White Collar Crimes. These crimes are generally financial in nature and usually involve an individual stealing money from the place they work or someone they work with.In Houston, TX, the pastor of a church in Sunnyside used a secret bank account to steal the money from his parishioners. he was charged with theft and using...

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