Last fall, when Michigan voters approved an initiative to legalize recreational marijuana, they opened up a world of possibilities. Several states have been moving to legalize recreational marijuana in recent years, and the federal government has struggled to respond. Marijuana remains illegal under federal law, and there are still thousands of people serving time in prison for marijuana-related crimes.
Have you ever looked up the long list of Michigan state statutes? How about the federal list? Prepare yourself for some heavy reading. There are many laws, statutes and regulations that aren't to be broken. For those that are accused of doing so, criminal charges and their potential penalties can be daunting. It's perfectly reasonable to build a quality criminal defense against such allegations.
America is seen as the greatest country in the world by many, and a fairly liberal country in terms of our freedoms and liberties as citizens. However, just as with any nation in the world, we have laws and regulations. The reason behind these laws is mostly for public safety and the well-being of all. When you or a loved one is accused of a drug crime, it's important to understand the charges you are facing.
Being charged with a crime can come completely out of the left field. Many are completely taken aback when they are arrested or charged with a crime. Oftentimes, those accused are completely unfamiliar with the criminal justice system. The first thing to know is that all accused have the right to build a criminal defense against any charges they are facing.
There is now one less thing that Michigan drivers need to worry about in connection to traffic tickets. This is due to the recent elimination of driver responsibility fees in the state.
Contemplating your future in the U.S. may leave you wrought with fear and anxiety. Criminal charges are serious for anyone but become even more serious when your legal status is in question.