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Jail Alternatives for Drugs in California

What are social media mistakes after arrest?

Several weeks ago, our blog discussed various options for alternative sentencing in California. These options included probation, community service or rehab. Much more can be said about the alternative sentencing options for drug crimes in California. In some cases, you can seek alternatives to jail if you are being charged with a drug crime. Addiction is a complex public health issue that has led to overcrowding in prisons and jails. California courts recognize this fact… Read More


How Can California Police Test for a Marijuana DUI?

It can be difficult for law enforcement officers to determine whether motorists are under the influence of marijuana. There may be no smell or signs of impairment. Marijuana also complicates DUI laws in California in other ways. Law enforcement officers may use several tools to determine whether a driver is under the influence of marijuana. Field sobriety tests: Officers may ask you to perform one of several field sobriety tests if they suspect you are… Read More


What is Alternative Sentencing?

Alternative sentencing options allow you to avoid jail or prison time. Which options are available would depend on the circumstances of your case. Judges can determine alternative sentencing options based on multiple factors, such as your age, nature of the crime or prior criminal history (if there is one). These are only a few of many possible examples what might be considered. Options for alternative sentencing may include: Probation: With this option, you are allowed… Read More


Three men arrested for hash oil production

Three men were booked into Santa Clara County Jail on various drug related charges after police raids uncovered hundreds of pounds of narcotics, $135,000 in cash, and several firearms. Police began an investigation into the sale of marijuana and a marijuana byproduct known as “butane hash oil” this summer. The investigation eventually resulted in the raiding of three separate Morgan Hill properties. The first raid occurred on August 26th at the Morgan Hill residence of… Read More


Florida Rep resigns following cocaine possession conviction

An online report released by NBC Politics on Monday, January 27 revealed that Florida Representative Trey Radel has resigned from his post after an arrest and conviction for cocaine possession. In his letter addressed to House Speaker John Boehner, the Republican representative stated that he believes he can no longer perform his duties effectively following this ordeal. The report stated that after he pleaded guilty, Rep Radel filed for a leave of absence and went into rehab…. Read More


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