When you watch television or movies, you might hear police officers accuse someone of resisting arrest when they are arresting them on drug charges. This might seem like it is a way for police officers to make life more difficult for someone who doesn't immediately respond like the officer wants them to. Some officers might take this course, but many officers don't want to accuse a person of resisting arrest until there is evidence that this is what was going on in a situation.
We recently discussed the penalties and options that you have when you are facing marijuana charges in Pennsylvania. This is something that can be life changing. Some people face these charges and decide that they are going to turn their life around right then. Other people just can't seem to shake the addiction. Throwing those people in prison likely isn't going to help.
There is a lot of debate nationwide about the status of marijuana. Just to be crystal clear, marijuana is still a controlled substance classified as a Schedule I drug, which means that it has no legally accepted benefits and is fully outlawed on a federal level.
We recently discussed how having a defense attorney can help you when you want to work out a plea deal in your criminal justice case. This is only one of the ways that having a lawyer can help you out in these cases. We know that you might have questions about what your charges mean and what you can do to fight them. We can help you answer these and more.
In some criminal cases, your best hope for resolving your case in a timely and suitable manner is the plea bargain. This is something that requires you to work with the prosecution to come to an agreement about the charge you are facing or the sentence that you will face. In exchange for them working with you, you will plead guilty in court.
Drug charges come in a variety of types. Each specific charge has certain elements that must be present in order for the case to move forward. One type of drug charge that some people will face is possession with the intent to distribute.
You love your family members, even the ones who don't always make the best decisions. If your loved one is on drugs, you might find out that he or she is facing drug charges. These are very serious charges that must be taken seriously. We know that you only want to help your loved one. While we fully understand that you want to help, make sure that you are actually helping and not enabling.
Some people who have drug charges know that they have a criminal warrant out for their arrest. This is a troubling occurrence that can make it difficult to live your life how you want to live it.
We recently discussed how people who are facing drug crimes often need rehabilitation if they want a fair shot at getting out of the criminal justice system's loop. Many people joke that the door to the jail is a revolving door because many of the same people come and go on a regular basis. We know that when you have a drug addiction, you might feel helpless and powerless as you go through the criminal justice system.
People who are charged with crimes face an uncertain future, especially when they know that a conviction is likely. One issue that plagues the criminal justice system is that the focus is placed on punishment and not on rehabilitation. It is very easy to tell someone he or she has a problem, but it is much more difficult to find a solution to help the problem. The issue of punishment or rehab is one that is subject of much debate in the criminal justice system.