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Drug Trafficking Attorney – How Drug Sales Cases are Handled

Drug Trafficking and the sales of narcotics has always been a highly contested topic of criminal law. The so called “war on drugs” has cost taxpayers countless dollars and has taken up a large part of the law enforcement resources both on a State and Federal level. For as long as people seek out drugs, the police will seek out those who sell them and initiate criminal prosecutions. The type of prosecutions and the penalties for drug trafficking vary greatly on a case by case basis. That is why if you or someone close to you is facing drug trafficking...

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California Drug Arrests Down Nearly 50 Percent

Over the last five years, misdemeanor drug arrests in California have fallen by almost 50 percent, due in large part to legislation passed in 2010 that redefined charges for minor marijuana possession. Figures from the 2012 California Crime Report showcased a drastic reduction in drug-related arrests. Around 133,000 Californians were arrested for misdemeanor drug crimes in 2007—but by 2012, that number had dropped to about 72,000. The legislation largely responsible for the reduction, Senate Bill 1449, was signed into law by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in October 2010. The bill reclassified adult possession of marijuana in amounts of up to 28.5...

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CAUGHT RED HANDED: ALTERNATIVE SENTENCING FOR DRUG RELATED CRIMES

There are several ways to defend a criminal case where a person is charged with drug offense. A skilled Los Angeles criminal lawyer will be able to attack the criminal complaint and many times exclude certain drug evidence from being admitted into the court record, thus getting the criminal charges dismissed outright. There are also several other criminal defenses and other ways of avoiding a criminal conviction for drug charges. Many times however, when a person is charged with a drug crime, there are alternatives available so that the person does not end up with a criminal conviction on their...