Despite Possible Changes, Nc Marijuana Laws Remain Strict

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It’s no secret that the attitude of many Americans is shifting when it comes to marijuana. Two states made big news last November when they passed legal allowances of recreational marijuana use, and a dozen others permit the drug to be used for medical purposes. However, even as these piecemeal steps toward a more pronounced
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Unexpected Stop Leads to Felony Drug Charges

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Drug charges can vary widely in their prescribed sentencing. From a nonviolent possession crime that carries a fine and possible rehabilitation courses to a serious felony accompanied by decades in jail, the penal system features a graduated sentencing system based the drug amount, type, and situation in which the offense(s) took place. In Conover, North
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Federal Drug Prosecutions Down from 2011, but No One Knows Why

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An independent research organization, Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, reports that the first 10 months of 2012 showed a marked decline in the number of new federal drug crime prosecutions. The data goes through July 31, 2012; the fiscal year ended Sept. 30. According to TRAC, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration referred a total of 11,782
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High Court Considers Reasonable Search Question in Drug Case

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Supreme Court justices in North Carolina are reviewing arguments in the case of a teenager whose bra was searched at school. The young woman, who was suspected of drug crimes, was taken into a room, asked to untuck her shirt, and made to show school officials her bra straps during a physical search. School leaders
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I See You! is Gps Tracking a Fourth Amendment Violation? (4)

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We are finishing up our discussion of a case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court that addresses privacy and GPS tracking devices. The case involved a suspect in a drug trafficking investigation. Police placed a GPS tracking device on his car and followed his movements all day, every day for four weeks. They eventually were
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