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  • California's Diversion Programs
    California's Diversion Programs

    When it comes to criminal cases involving drugs and alcohol, the state of California takes a different stance when it comes to punishing the accused. Many times, these cases aren't a question of guilt ...

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  • How Does Deferred Entry of Judgment (DEJ) Work?
    How Does Deferred Entry of Judgment (DEJ) Work?

    If you have been arrested for a minor drug offense in California, you may be eligible for deferred entry of judgment (DEJ). Under Penal Code 1000, certain individuals are given the opportunity to have ...

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  • Alternative Sentencing Options for Drug Crimes
    Alternative Sentencing Options for Drug Crimes

    Throughout the nation, lawmakers have realized that old drug crime policies are ineffective. Today, there has been a visible shift from subjecting low-level, non-violent drug offenders to stiff ...

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  • Is Marijuana Legal in California?
    Is Marijuana Legal in California?

    Marijuana . The controversial drug that has divided opinions for years. Although cannabis is still listed as a Schedule I controlled substance (the most severe drug category), it has been ...

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  • Is Drug Possession an Indictable Offense?
    Is Drug Possession an Indictable Offense?

    The concept of an "indictable offense" is implemented in countries like Canada, Ireland and Australia. The concept of indictment is not foreign in the United States, but it is treated differently than ...

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  • Major Federal Policy Change: Is This the End to Mandatory Minimums?
    Major Federal Policy Change: Is This the End to Mandatory Minimums?

    The "war on drugs" is taking a drastic change of course. Attorney General Eric Holder announced today that federal prosecutors will no longer seek mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent, low-level ...

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