Leading by Example: New Program May Be Future of Crime Prevention

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Have you ever wondered why we treat many of our low-level criminal offenders so terribly? Many of the people who accused of these relatively minor offenses are often hit with some truly harsh penalties that make their lives very difficult. In fact, in some cases, the legal consequences associated with their low-level crime — and
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What is a Criminal Conspiracy?

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Stories about drug conspiracies are common news items in North Carolina. Just recently, six men were charged by federal prosecutors in Charlotte with conspiracy to distribute marijuana, cocaine and heroin. Five of the six defendants face life in prison if convicted, according to WSOC-TV. Our readers likely know what the word “conspiracy” means, but may
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Supreme Court Case Absolves Officers Of Reasonable Mistakes Of Law

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Our readers are, or at least should be, aware that officers don’t have free reign to investigate criminal activity. In fact, officers must always have some legally justifiable basis to stop and question a suspect, to stop a vehicle, to conduct a search, or to make an arrest. One common standard to which officers are
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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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