Fines and fees are incredibly common penalties in the criminal justice system. They are issued in relation to a wide range of crimes, from DUI, to drug violations, to violent offenses.
Recent years have seen an influx of meth coming into Minnesota. Some officials are saying that the state is experiencing a crisis when it comes to this drug.
Being accused of drug crimes can sometimes leave a person facing felony charges. The stakes are very high in such cases. Given this, skilled defense guidance is a critical thing for a person to have when facing such allegations.
Probation is a common sentence in drug cases and other criminal cases here in Minnesota. The state has one of the nation’s highest probation rates.
This week, the local prosecutor in Baltimore announced that her office would no longer prosecute cases of marijuana possession, regardless of the quantity involved or the defendant's criminal record. Moreover, her office will attempt to vacate nearly 5,000 previous marijuana convictions.
Recent years have seen a lot of flux throughout the country when it comes to marijuana laws. Where does Minnesota currently stand in this regard? Well, it is among the states that have legalized medical marijuana. It is also among the states that have, to some extent, decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana.
When military vets come home from deployment, they often find their service has taken a mental toll. That can mean diagnosable PTSD or simply unregulated emotions that can prompt the vet to strike out or engage in anti-social behavior.