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Drug Charges Archives

Can a drug test be wrong?

You had to take a drug test and it came back positive. Is that simply the end of the road, a perfect way to prove that someone was using illegal drugs? Or can the test be wrong? If you're facing charges, you're naturally going to wonder just how solid that evidence really is.

The U.S. now has a jumble of marijuana laws. What are Georgia's?

The legal landscape of marijuana laws across the United States is becoming more and more various. While some states and cities have decriminalized the sale and use of recreational marijuana, other states, including Georgia, continue to hand down harsh penalties for possession of relatively small amounts of cannabis.

Federal crime and safety task force urges caution on marijuana

The presidential Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, led by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, is urging caution before making any major changes to marijuana policy. It also recommends working collaboratively with the Treasury Department to make banking easier for legal marijuana businesses.

The expectation of privacy can lead to gray areas in the law

The police must get a warrant to carry out an official search in an area where you have an expectation of privacy. With only a few exceptions such as if they think evidence is actively being destroyed, for example, they must have a warrant to search your home.