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What is an illegal search and seizure?

When the police or other law enforcement officials want to enter a private property, they are not legally able to do so without conforming to legal best practices. This is because of the rules set in place thanks to the Fourth Amendment. Often, people are unclear about the legality of a search and seizure after it happens. The following are some commonly asked questions about searches and seizures and their legality.

Getting charged with drug manufacturing

It is a serious crime to be convicted of manufacturing, packaging or cultivating drugs. This is because the law sees drug manufacturers as one of the main roots of the drug problem in the United States. In certain states, there are a very few exceptions to this when it comes to the cultivation and manufacture of marijuana, since it has been legalized for some specific uses.

Programs for convicted drug users

The courts know that people sometimes commit crimes purely because of their drug addiction, and they are often sympathetic to this. If the crime was a nonviolent one and the courts believe that the crime would not have been committed if it were not for the defendant's use of drugs or their drug addiction, they might decide that a drug rehabilitation program is a good alternative to jail time.

Was the drug test I received at work legal?

Often before a prospective employee is due to be hired, employers insist that a drug test takes place. This is very common practice, but is it legal? There are limitations that vary from state to state, but there are times when conducting a drug test is illegal and is classed as an invasion of privacy.

Illegal search and seizures: What you need to know

Law enforcement services frequently conduct search and seizures, whereby they are able to enter a property in search of something they suspect is there. However, they cannot do this on a whim: There are many rules and regulations that go into this procedure, which are directed by the Forth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Why is right to privacy an important issue to address in drug defense cases?

When it comes to enforcing state and federal drug laws, law enforcement has a lot of power. Law enforcement officers have the power to determine who looks suspicious, when a search is appropriate and when there is enough evidence to arrest a suspect. This power can be easily abused, and those who have been charged with a drug crime on the basis of an abuse of police power should work with an experienced attorney to protect their rights.

Will DOJ 'get-tough' policy increase federal drug prosecutions?

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has a reputation as a drug warrior. He is on record as having once said he thought the Ku Klux Klan was: "OK until I found out they smoked pot." He insists he was joking, but more recent statements reinforce the view that he holds a get-tough attitude when it comes to prosecuting individuals charged with drug crimes.

Can you be tested for marijuana during a DUI stop?

More and more states across the country are entertaining the idea of legalizing marijuana, whether for medical purposes or recreationally. As marijuana consumption has moved from the shadows and into the mainstream, serious questions are being raised about how to police it and how to enforce it. However, there are also questions being raised on how to track its impact in cases involving driving while under the influence.

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