When California began allowing legal marijuana sales for recreation use a little more than a year ago, some advocates for the change said legalization would eliminate the need for a criminal marijuana underground. So far, it appears that this has not been the case.
Almost two years into California's legalization of recreational marijuana, state lawmakers and law enforcement officials are still struggling with how to regulate and manage the newly legalized industry of marijuana sales. Recently, 25 local governments sued the state, seeking to overturn a new rule that allows home deliveries of marijuana.
To many, the open road symbolizes freedom. However, there isn't complete freedom out there, as those on the road still need to abide by the laws and duty of care that are expected of them under state and federal law. Recently, a man was pulled over for a routine traffic stop in Alameda County. What the officer allegedly found has the man facing drug charges, among others.
We've all found ourselves in unwanted and unexpected situations at one time or another. Oftentimes we manage to escape with nothing more than a little discomfort However, many individuals in the Hayward-area have found these circumstances to leave them facing criminal allegations related to drug use and intent to distribute. Being accused of these types of charges can have a serious impact on a person's life, which is why they must be aggressively challenged.
Individuals in the East Bay can face the potential of serious consequences when they are accused of drug crimes. Without properly and aggressively defending themselves, these individuals may wind up facing years or even decades behind bars, financially ruinous fines, and irreparable damage to their reputation. This is why those who have been accused of these offenses need to take action to protect themselves and their future.
Prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications are readily available and prescribed. Meanwhile, several substances are considered controlled substances and the use or possession of such could lead to criminal charges. If you are accused of a drug crime, there are ways to examine the situation to attempt to create the most favorable outcome possible.
If a person is charged with intent to distribute or another similarly worded term for intent to sell in a drug crime charge, this is a serious allegation. Rather than being slapped with a charge for drug use, the prosecution is going to allege that a person was not only in possession, but looking to sell to others for profit.
There are a few situations that can cause a person to act in a way that they otherwise wouldn't. Okay, maybe more than a few, but it's fairly well known that drugs and alcohol can cause a person to behave in ways they otherwise wouldn't when they are sober. An altercation happened between a man and a police officer in Berkeley that ended with several criminal charges, one related to drug charges. The police officer left the scene with a concussion.
Schools may enforce laws on drug trafficking and possession and other crimes. However, a student's constitutional rights are not kept out of a California schoolhouse.
Two individuals in California have been accused of committing both weapons and drug crimes. Their arrests on gun and drug charges took place on a recent Saturday night. Their arrests occurred after a police officer spotted a recreational vehicle he reportedly recognized from prior criminal activity.