Federal Sentencing Board Takes Next Step In Drug Crime Reform

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Officials from the U.S. Department of Justice have been taking steps to reform sentences for certain drug crimes. Many observers believe that low-level, non-violent drug offenders have long been subject to federal sentences that are too stringent. As a result, there have been recommendations to revise and reduce mandatory sentences for certain drug charges. Not
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Prosecutors Can’t Keep Inmate In Prison While They Ponder Retrial

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Howard can only go home if the court releases him on bail. The judge handling the case said he intended to send Howard home on unsecured bail and with electronic monitoring until the prosecutors decide whether to move forward with the second trial; the attorney general’s office may still appeal the decision to release Howard,
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State Runs ‘Successful’ Booze It & Lose It Over Fourth Of July

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation and the Governor’s Highway Safety Program have tallied the number and type of stops during the Fourth of July Booze It & Lose It campaign. The campaign, run by both state and local law enforcement agencies, is about getting impaired drivers off the roads. This is accomplished through saturated
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Eight People Charged With Drug Crime In North Carolina

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Drug use is rampant among young people today, however it is spreading to the adult population too. There is a myth that the older you get, the smarter you get. Experience doesn’t necessarily make you more intelligent. Sometimes even professional adults end up facing drug charges. Eight people were brought up for drug crimes in Rowan
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