Category: Drug Possession
All across the country, police forces have been reducing what they will respond to and what arrests they will make. These policies have gone into effect as a response to the coronavirus pandemic.
However, as one Texas man recently discovered, even though arrests are being reduced, there is no free [...]
The federal government did not declare The War on Drugs overnight. Multiple policies support the harsh penalties against drug crimes.
One of the oldest policies that strengthened the War on Drugs is the policies regarding drug-free zones. They stretch back to 1970 and were passed to ensure that drugs would [...]
A Texas woman was recently pulled over on a routine traffic stop, and a chain of events ended in possession charges.Here are the facts:
- The woman was pulled over for not using her signal.
- The officer reported she appeared “very nervous.”
- He asked if he could search the vehicle.
Drug-sniffing dogs give law enforcement the ability to detect illegal drugs that would otherwise be hidden from view. For this reason, these canine officers are common at airports and international borders.
What happens if police use a drug-sniffing canine during a standard traffic stop, though? Is it legal for Texas [...]
One of the lesser-known consequences of drug crimes is the potential for civil asset forfeiture. Under this policy, police are allowed to seize property that they believe has been involved in or could potentially be used to commit a crime.
Although civil asset forfeiture can apply to any crime, it [...]
In many US states and the District of Columbia, recreational marijuana has been legalized. Many more states have legalized medical marijuana, even traditionally conservative states such as Arizona and, recently, Oklahoma.
In Texas, however, we tend to go our own way, and marijuana laws have been no exception. Despite changing [...]