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Using to Proposition 47 to Reduce Your Felony Drug Charges to a Misdemeanor

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When a hot-button political campaign includes both Jay-Z and Newt Gingrich among its supporters, you know that something with a wide social impact must be at issue. And that was exactly the case when Californians passed Proposition 47 in November 2014, a law that reclassified...
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Molly Possession Charges — What Now?

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Molly, also known as Ecstasy, has been in the headlines recently because of a number of overdose deaths on the electronic dance circuit. If you are facing Molly possession charges — you’ve got trouble. Your best course of action is to speak with an experienced criminal...
What to Do If You Are Facing Cocaine Possession Charges

What to Do If You Are Facing Cocaine Possession Charges

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Cocaine is a highly addictive and dangerous drug. It is listed on Schedule I, a federally-established category that also includes methamphetamines and oxycodone. California, like many states, imposes harsh penalties for the possession, transportation or sale of cocaine. If you...
The Penalties for Mail Fraud Include Prison Time

The Penalties for Mail Fraud Include Prison Time

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It may come as a surprise that the penalties for mail fraud are extremely harsh. After all, we all frequently receive “offers” in our mailboxes that seem a too good to be true. Surely, it would seem, outrageous offers don’t seem to be a concern. Most of the time, those letters...
What Are the Penalties for Mail Fraud?

What Are the Penalties for Mail Fraud?

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Mail fraud is a broad category of crimes that includes any attempt (successful or otherwise) to commit some form of fraud, and includes the use of any mail system. You can be charged with mail fraud if the authorities believe you intentionally tried to defraud another party...
Charged With Cocaine Possession? Don’t Take Any Chances

Charged With Cocaine Possession? Don’t Take Any Chances

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Drug possession charges in California are a serious matter. Even if it is your first offense, your life could be turned upside down. It isn’t worth taking the chance of being separated from your loved ones and incarcerated. If you are charged with cocaine possession, it is...
Narcotics Possession -- Is the Legal System Too Tough?

Narcotics Possession — Is the Legal System Too Tough?

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Critics of our legal system claim that too many people are put in prison for too long for nonviolent crimes, such as possession of narcotics. Until recently, simple possession of heroin was classified as a felony in California, punishable by a year or more in state prison and a...
Justice for Victims of Molestation

Justice for Victims of Molestation

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Crime victims deserve justice, and particularly victims of molestation. According to a National Center for Victims of Crime article, child sexual abuse victims can suffer significant distress and a wide range of long and short-term psychological symptoms. Fortunately, victims of...
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