Drug Crimes

Intentional versus unintentional crimes

Sometimes North Carolina residents intentionally commit a crime — perhaps by knowingly selling an illegal drug. Other times, they unintentionally commit a crime — perhaps by accidentally walking away with

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Greenlighting recreational marijuana: Will others soon follow in Canada’s wake?

Earlier this week, the Canadian Senate voted to legalize recreational marijuana, overturning 95 years of prohibition. The groundbreaking vote has made Canada the second nation in the world (behind Uruguay)

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Could the federal government legalize marijuana soon?

There’s no telling how soon the federal government could legalize marijuana, but certain U.S. senators are putting in significant effort in this direction. Recently, the U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck

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Supreme Court strikes down warrantless search of motorcycle in driveway

Privacy rights are at the heart of a free society. The Fourth Amendment provides valuable protection against unreasonable government intrusion. Police can’t break down your door for no reason. They

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Zero tolerance drunk driving charges in North Carolina

When it comes to drunk driving, North Carolina is a zero tolerance state in multiple ways. In our state, zero tolerance drunk driving laws apply to the following three categories

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What constitutes drug paraphernalia?

It’s illegal to possess drug paraphernalia – everyone knows this – but many people don’t exactly know what legally constitutes drug paraphernalia. This is because anything can be drug paraphernalia

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This man is spending life in prison for a nonviolent LSD crime

Federal authorities caught a man named Robert James Riley mailing LSD to a friend in 1993. The friend who received the LSD testified against Riley and received a minor sentence

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