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Some thoughts about the War on Drugs

Marijuana, Thought Coercion and the Failed War on Drugs “Over the past 40 years, the United States has fought a losing domestic drug war that has cost one trillion dollars, resulted in over 40 million arrests, consumed law enforcement resources, been a key contributor to jaw-dropping rates of incarceration, damaged countless lives, and had a…

201508.27
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Why Federal White-collar Crime Prosecution Rates Are Dropping

White-collar crimes are being prosecuted by the federal government less than they have been in the past 20 years. Changes to the Justice Department budget along with the intervention of defendant’s attorneys are two likely reasons for the decrease in prosecutions. Prosecution for Federal White-Collar Crimes Has Decreased While crimes involving the state may be…

201508.25
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Surprising Activities That Are Considered Crimes in Las Vegas

Las Vegas law criminalizes a variety of activities that may be civil offenses in other cities and states. Knowing what these surprising criminal offenses include can help residents and visitors avoid arrest and jail time. Most Commonly Misunderstood Criminal Offenses in Las Vegas Whether you’re a local or one of Las Vegas’ 40 million visitors,…

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DUI Laws in Nevada: What You Should Know

If a person is accused of driving under the influence, then there is a possibility he or she could face consequences that include jail time and a suspended license. Driving Under the Influence Laws in Nevada In the state of Nevada, driving under the influence is when an individual has consumed alcohol that exceeds the legal limit…

201508.13
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The Good and Bad of Plea Bargaining

Plea bargaining may be your best option in court, but this type of agreement can also come with serious consequences. Plea Bargaining: The Pros and Cons If you are facing serious criminal charges, you may be able to have some of these charges reduced and possibly dismissed by plea bargaining. The prosecution will need to…

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Avoid These Mistakes When Being Arrested

No matter what crime an individual is being arrested for, everyone should avoid these three common mistakes that could ruin their case. Three Mistakes to Avoid When Being Arrested on Criminal Charges Many people are arrested for the first time with no idea of what is going to happen in the following days. Unfortunately, these…

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Understanding the Difference Between State and Federal Law

The United States Constitution grants states the right to make their own laws. However, state laws cannot contradict federal law. Understanding the Relationship Between State and Federal Law The U.S. Constitution was written so that states have a level of autonomy and could govern themselves. However, there are certain matters the federal government deems so…

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What to Do When Called for a Police Interview

It is easy to panic when you are called for a police interview. However, there are steps that should be taken to help ensure a positive outcome from the experience. Seek Advice Before Submitting to a Police Interview Finding yourself on the phone with a police detective is an unnerving situation, especially when he or…