Knowingly possessing drugs…

Let’s say you’re very intoxicated. Before you got intoxicated, you put some marijuana in your pocket. Later in the evening you’re picked up for drunk and disorderly conduct, and taken to the jail for booking.
At the jail, you empty your pockets, and out tumbles the pot.
Can you be charged with Knowingly Possessing a […]

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What is Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Normally if someone is picked up for a misdemeanor drug charge, he is charged with two crimes: simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. The paraphernalia charge is the more serious of the two charges. Misdemeanor possession of marijuana is a class 3 misdemeanor.
Misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia is a Class […]

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Confidential Informants – A Secret and Corrupt System

NPR has an interesting report on the use and abuse of confidential informants.
Here’s an excerpt:
Loyola Law School professor Alexandra Natapoff, author of the new book Snitching, says the public has no clue about the thousands of informants now on the government payroll.

“It’s a very clandestine, secretive and unregulated arena that yet influences the outcome of […]

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