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Drug charges can result in either a misdemeanor or felony conviction. When that happens, the consequences are harsh and long lasting. To avoid irreparable damage to your criminal record, it is critical to put on a solid defense. The facts of your case must be carefully examined and analyzed in order to develop an effective defense strategy. Because no two cases are alike it is important to identify the facts that help you and use them to your advantage. An arrest for a drug related crime is frightening, but skilled criminal defense attorneys help you wade through the confusion and put your best foot forward.  

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Good News For First Time Drug Offenders

  • By James Cummings
  • Feb 18, 2015

Criminal charges have a way of getting in your way, and usually at the most inconvenient of times. For example, if you are planning an out of the country trip and need a passport, having a criminal record may impact your ability to obtain a passport. Likewise, some employers have a practice of not hiring people with criminal records, making it difficult to obtain employment and make a living if your record isn’t clean. These are just a few of the reasons you will want to present a determined defense to any criminal charges made against you.  

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Just Say No!

  • By James Cummings
  • Feb 17, 2015

The nation’s schools work hard to educate kids on the dangers of drug addiction. The “Just Say No” program has been around since Ronald Reagan was President, and has been wildly successful in its efforts to keep kids off drugs. Just as sex offenders face escalated penalties when committing a crime near a school, so do drug offenders. The prosecution likes to use cases with kids as examples, and generally these types of cases receive a lot of media attention.  

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Incarceration Nation

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  • Dec 23, 2013

This is a fascinating look into our prison system in the United States. The author Rosa Brooks shows us what a hypothetical 'Incarceration Nation' looks like compared to other countries around the globe. 

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Crime and Incarceration

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  • Nov 19, 2013

I'm intrigued by this Op-Ed in the Washington Times. A passage that caught my attention:  

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