Category: Criminal Law

College Freshman Found Dead After Night of Drinking

On January 20, 2017, the body of a young woman was found dead in her dorm room at Miami University in Ohio. Once a young and vibrant college freshman who said that she wanted to go to college forever, the woman’s life was quickly taken after engaging in what police described as “high-risk alcohol consumption.” [..]

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States with Medical Marijuana Laws Report Lower Traffic Fatality Rates

Could there be a connection between medical marijuana laws and lowered risk of traffic fatalities? It has often been asserted that the legalization of medical marijuana would threaten public health in ways such as increased roadway fatalities. Recently published research, however, proves the opposite. In a study conducted at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public [..]

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Tennessee Lawmaker Seeks to Ban Decriminalization of Marijuana

Tennessee is the latest state to feel the struggle related to the decriminalization of marijuana with local, state and federal laws in conflict. A republican lawmaker has already filed a bill that would effectively repeal any city ordinances that provide for a lighter sentence for individuals convicted of possessing a small amount of marijuana. Nashville [..]

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Murfreesboro Criminal Defense Lawyer Aggressively Fights Marijuana Possession Charges

Dedicated to creating a defense strategy that minimizes jail time and other penalties Cultural values surrounding marijuana use have changed significantly in recent decades. Many people use marijuana recreationally, and some even use it for relief from chronic illness. States like California and Vermont have laws allowing the use of marijuana for medicinal reasons, and [..]

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What to Do If Your Child Is the Victim of Bullying

Dealing with the tragedy of childhood bullying The seriousness of childhood bullying cannot be ignored or minimized. This devastating experience has serious consequences that affect many individuals, including victims, witnesses and bullies. Every year, more than 3.2 million students are victims of bullying. Bullying leads 160,000 teens to skip school every day to avoid bullying. [..]

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