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What should I expect during my criminal booking procedure?

Being arrested and booked for an alleged drug crime can be a terrifying experience if you've never experienced anything like it before. Knowledge and experience are definitely power when it comes to avoiding the feeling of pit-in-the-stomach terror during a criminal booking. This is why we've created a brief guide to help you have a rough picture of what to expect:

Is the possession of marijuana products from California illegal?

One might say that, as a democratic nation, the United States is currently in a state of confusion with regard to whether the recreational and medical usage of the drug marijuana should be illegal. In California and Colorado, for example, recreational and medical marijuana are legal and individuals can buy a wide array of marijuana products from authorized dealers. However, in Georgia, the possession of marijuana is still unlawful -- and this includes the possession of products that might be legal in California and Colorado.

Police arrest 4 alleged drug cartel members in Gwinnett County

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) worked in conjunction with the Lawrenceville Police Department, the East Point Police and the Georgia State Patrol to arrest four individuals who are suspected to be involved in a drug cartel. The Gwinnett County arrests happened on a recent Friday.

3 ways to challenge evidence in a drunk driving case

If you've been accused of intoxicated driving in Georgia, you will not be convicted of the charge until after – and only if – the prosecution successfully proves that you are guilty of the charges beyond a reasonable doubt. The process of proving that you are guilty will primarily rely on evidence, so – as you might imagine –when defending against the charges, you may want to focus on challenging key pieces of evidence that will be used to convict you.

When will marijuana benefit from federal legalization?

If Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer has his way, the federal government could be on track to legalize marijuana. Schumer introduced a proposed piece of legislation to the Senate last month. The bill is called the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act, and if it becomes law, it would take marijuana off the federal government's list of controlled substances.

Kindergarten teacher faces marijuana distribution charges

A kindergarten teacher has been arrested and accused of drug distribution charges. The woman was arrested at her home in Locust Grove during a drug bust carried out by the Flint Circuit Drug Task Force at the end of April. Police booked her at the Henry County Sheriff's Jail on charges of intent to distribute drugs and drug possession.

Dekalb County magistrate employee accused of distributing drugs

Most government employees in Dekalb County are struggling to make financial ends meet -- just like everyone else. In some cases, these employees are forced to do things on the side to earn some extra cash. They might even break the law by selling drugs. However, just because some individuals are selling drugs in Dekalb doesn't mean that person accused of illegal activity is guilty.

Penalties for alcohol and drugs at the University of Georgia

University of Georgia students need to be careful not to get in trouble for alcohol and drug-related violations. Indeed, one false move in this regard could destroy a student's academic career, and deprive him or her of scholarships and financial aid. Let's take a deeper look into the University of Georgia's policies with regard to first-time drug and alcohol offenses.

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