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Recent Posts in Drug Crimes Category

  • What to Do After a Drug Crime Arrest

    || 6-Jul-2018

    Being arrested for a drug crime can be a confusing and stressful experience, especially if it is the first time you have been accused of a criminal offense. It is important to understand that the moment you are under arrest, your future is in jeopardy. At Blumenthal Law Offices, our Riverside criminal defense attorneys have more than 100 years of combined legal experience to ensure that our ...
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  • What to Expect After Prop. 64 and California's Legalization of Marijuana

    || 22-Dec-2016

    In November, state voters approved Prop. 64 – the Adult Use of Marijuana Act – by a margin of 57 percent to 43 percent. Now, adults in California age 21 or older can legally use, possess, and cultivate marijuana without the threat of criminal consequences under state law (although not under federal law). While Prop. 64 will bring changes to the way cannabis is regulated, distributed, ...
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  • Your Marijuana Rights in California

    || 10-May-2016

    California has legalized medical marijuana use and cultivation under very unique circumstances, and it has even gone as far as decriminalizing the possession of recreational marijuana in scant amounts. While many may see this leniency as an open invitation to use the drug, there are still numerous ways to violate the law. And for every violation, the penalties can be excessive. If you have a ...
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  • Three Strikes You're Out... Or In Prison for Life

    || 22-Apr-2016

    In 1994, California enacted an enhanced-sentencing law for repeat violent felony offenders known as the “Three Strikes” law. As its namesake would suggest, this law implemented a “strike” system in which violent felony offenders would receive a mark on their criminal record and harsher sentences for subsequent violent felonies, culminating in a mandatory 25 years to life ...
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  • Proposition 47 is reducing prison populations, but it may be causing longer periods of incarceration for inmates who are unaffected by the legal changes. Last November, California voters passed Proposition 47. Under this law, drug possession for personal use and certain minor property crimes are now categorized as misdemeanors. As many people in Riverside know, this measure was intended to reduce ...
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