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fair sentencing act

The Fair Sentencing Act was passed by Congress in 2010 and was expanded in 2018 to include compassionate release. The original law increased the quantity of crack cocaine needed to trigger mandatory minimum prison terms. Under the Fair Sentencing Act, people caught with five grams of crack cocaine must be sentenced to at least five […]

selling fake drugs

Selling Fake Drugs Selling illegal drugs or selling legal drugs without the proper authority to do so is illegal. But what if you sell something that is not really a drug or that is not the drug you claimed it to be? Can selling fake drugs get you into legal trouble? Yes. It’s a plain […]

arrest

Older adults can be arrested for illegal drugs too Society often associates the use of illicit drugs with teens and young adults, but the truth is the practice is on the rise among older adults. According to information from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s national survey, drug use among teens has dropped […]

If you are stopped by law enforcement while driving based on a minor infraction, only to find yourself ticketed or in deeper trouble for another crime, you wouldn’t be alone. There are even instances in which police cannot issue a ticket for something illegal unless they pull you over for another valid reason. For instance, […]

DEA Receiving Tips from the NSA

The Reuters news agency has discovered that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has been receiving “tips” from the NSA, a revelation that has conspiracy theorists and pragmatists alike shaking their heads. The most disturbing part of this disclosure is how the DEA’s use of “parallel construction” enables law enforcement to skirt pretrial discovery rules and hide the […]

By David Lindsey Attorney of David Lindsey, Attorney at Law posted in Drug Charges on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. In a New York Times op-ed this last week, contributors Alfred Blumenstein and Kiminori Nakamura detailed the struggles faced by convicted felons as they try to move on with, and improve, their lives. Past drug charges […]

On behalf of David Lindsey, Attorney at Law posted in Drug Charges on Wednesday, September 14, 2011. Seven people have been arrested in Alamosa, Colorado, after allegations of involvement in a serious drug crime. The individuals were allegedly part of a drug trafficking ring in the San Luis Valley. The ring was allegedly designed to […]

On behalf of David Lindsey, Attorney at Law posted in Drug Charges on Tuesday, August 30, 2011. The recent suspension of Colorado NASCAR driver Ronnie Hults has sparked a debate over the current medical marijuana laws in the state. The Colorado constitution allows for the use of medical marijuana as long as person has a […]

On behalf of David Lindsey, Attorney at Law posted in Drug Charges on Tuesday, August 23, 2011. A drug trafficking bust occurred recently in Pueblo, Colorado. The bust, which had been in the works for nine months, led to the arrest of 24 people and seized more than $2 million worth of black tar heroin […]

On behalf of David Lindsey, Attorney at Law posted in Drug Charges on Thursday, August 4, 2011. Many drug charges begin with a routine traffic stop. Law enforcement authorities are obviously permitted to stop motorists who violate traffic laws. This is true even for minor infractions such as lack of a light illuminating the license […]

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