A recent criminal proceeding has resulted in the head of a large drug cartel being sentenced to a lengthy prison term. The federal drug trafficking case included allegations that drugs were shipped to areas throughout the United States, including Florida. The 23-year-old drug leader entered a guilty plea in January.
A recent incident occurred in Florida that began with deputies from a local sheriff's department receiving a call to investigate a possible trespassing. Upon responding to the call, deputies gained information that resulted in an arrest being made. What began as a case of suspected trespassing ended with charges being filed against one man. When a person faces state or federal drug trafficking charges, he or she might have reason to consult with an attorney.
Any person in Florida who finds themselves facing criminal charges of any nature is protected by law with the right to consult legal counsel in the matter. In cases of federal drug trafficking charges, a person who stands accused can incur severe penalties if convicted. It is, therefore, most often prudent to entrust oneself to the guidance of an attorney who has experience in criminal defense of those charged with drug related crimes at the federal level.
What does it say about a country's criminal law policies when an estimate emerges positing that as many as 16 additional federal prisons might need to be built in the near horizon to house an ever-ballooning inmate population?
Our immediately preceding post from earlier this week placed a spotlight on border searches conducted by customs and immigration officials of the personal effects of persons returning to the United States from an international destination.
If you're an American passport holder who has spent any appreciable amount of time traveling internationally, you've likely asked yourself the question that is posed in the headline above.
Today's post continues with a theme introduced in our immediately preceding entry, namely, that the nation's federal marijuana laws are illogical, capricious and often draconian in their application.
Families Against Mandatory Minimums is a national advocacy group focused upon sentencing reform in the criminal justice system. Mike Riggs is the organization's communications director.
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Every seasoned criminal defense attorney has often lamented the fact that a client simply provided police officers and other criminal investigators with information that he or she was not compelled to divulge.