Legalization: How did possession of some drugs become a crime? Why consider legalization? After all, until the 20th Century, possession of drugs was not a crime. So no one ever needed a Drug Defense Attorney. And the “common law crimes” were things like murder, assault, rape, theft. Why did they criminalize some drugs; but not others? The difference cannot be… Read More »Legalization Drug Policy
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Minnesota Drug Laws Overview: Drug laws in Minnesota include statutes criminalizing possession and sale of some drugs.
What can be done? Some defenses can result in a complete win for the defense before trial. Other defenses approaches may succeed in eliminating evidence or improving the opportunity for winning a jury trial. Another category of defenses attacks the more severe charges, often unfairly exaggerated by the prosecution.
The Minnesota Supreme Court, in a 4-3 decision, has ruled that Bong Water was a “mixture” of “25 grams or more.” And this supported a woman’s criminal conviction for first degree Controlled Substance crime. The crime is the most serious felony drug crime in Minnesota. Its maximum penalty is 30 years in prison for a first offense. The case is Minnesota… Read More »Minnesota Court Waters Down Definition of Illegal Drugs – Bong Water
Crimes Against Persons, include for example, murder, rape, and assault. The victims are all persons. The object of these crimes defines the category The object of Crimes Against Property, is property. For example, theft, bribery, and burglary, are Crimes Against Property. The objective of these crimes is to obtain money, property, or some other benefit.… Read More »Crimes Against Persons
Marijuana Grow Cases in Minnesota Prosecutors file marijuana grow charges in both federal and state courts. Marijuana grow defense attorney Thomas Gallagher provides an overview of Minnesota criminal marijuana grow laws. But most marijuana growing prosecutions are in State court, not federal. One reason? If harmful to health at all, marijuana is safer than other… Read More »Marijuana Grow