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Springfield Criminal Law Blog

The Cannabis Dilemma For Hiring Managers

Ten states and Washington, D.C. have legalized recreational marijuana use. Lawmakers in Illinois, New Jersey, New York and elsewhere are pushing me to do the same. More than 60% of Americans support legalization, according to Pew Research Center, double the rate in...

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Beating ShotSpotter in Firearms Trials

Until 10 years ago, the standard gun trial consisted of police officers testifying that they recovered a gun from on or near the suspect and an “expert” concluding the gun was operable and/or manufactured out of state. Today, even the most routine gun cases commonly...

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Cannabis Coming to a Dispensary Near You

Three private-sector sources tied to Amendment 2’s development said, “It will be more than a year before Missouri patients will be able to step into a dispensary and legally buy marijuana as a doctor-recommended treatment”. State officials can edit the rules, but the...

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Drug Package Profile

The U.S. Postal Service and DEA has developed a drug packing profile to stop mail trafficking. Faced with a deluge of suspicious packing heading towards consumers, courts determine that any reasonable expectation of privacy in personal effects must give way to...

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Your Trash Could Place You Behind Bars

Police officers can properly investigate and make narcotic possession case by searching through trash left at a curbside of a house. The United States Supreme Court in California v Greenwood [1], has ruled a homeowner does not have a reasonable expectation of privacy...

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