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First Time Offenders In Virginia

Most people think that the first time they get in trouble, the justice system will give them a break since they don't have a prior record. Sadly, the request for leniency has different results ...
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Reduction in Low Level Casualties in the War on Drugs

U.S. Attorney general Eric Holder is proposing to reduce sentencing exposure for 70 percent of the drug offenders in the federal system. The attorney general is trying to cut the burden on the Federal ...
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Defenses for Drug Possession

Have you been arrested for the possession of controlled substances? Whether you were accused of possessing illegal drugs for personal use or possession with intent to sell, a Richmond drug crimes ...
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Drug Offenses in Henrico County

In the Richmond area Henrico County has the highest incidence of drug related arrests. This is a function of many factors. One of the primary factors is the population. It is important for an ...
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Drug crimes and the punishments for convictions

Marijuana, heroin, ecstasy cocaine, crack, (cocaine base) and meth are very frequently abused drugs. Accordingly the criminal justice system is flooded with violations for both possession and ...
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Common Defenses

To be found guilty a defendant must be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The defendant has an opportunity to present a defense. Most of the time criminal defendant's say "I didn't ...
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Don't Carelessly Plead to First Offense Marijuana Charge

In Virginia, every first drug offense is eligible for a dismissal upon completion of probation. This type of dismissal happens hundreds of time every week in every court in the Richmond area. Some ...
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New Crack Cocaine Sentencing Guildelines

Recently legislation has been enacted that reduces the unfair federal punishment differences between crack and powder cocaine offenses. In the mid 1980's Congress enacted reactionary laws to address ...
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Drug Charges in the State of Virginia

Virginia state laws are tough on drug crimes. In most instances in the Eastern District of Virginia (Norfolk, Richmond, Alexandria) federal courts are even tougher. In addition to reaching different ...
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