LEGAL TIP OF THE WEEK
HOW ARE CRIMES DEFINED?
If you are arrested one of the most important parts of your case is defining the crime. This actually sounds easier than it is, because some criminal statutes are not written as clearly as they could be. In particular, the crime of possession with intent to distribute leaves room for interpretation. To remedy this problem a coalition of local business leaders is pushing for a specific definition of the crime. The goal is to get a definition that makes sense, which should keep addicts from being overcharged yet still punishing those that truly do distribute and add to the addiction problem. In order for this to work, lawmakers have to get on board, and the group is making every effort for just this result. In the meantime, if you are charged with a crime we know how to help. We help people charged with all types of drug charges including possession, and possession with intent to distribute.
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