The criminal justice system may seem like a labyrinth of complicated terms and proceedings that individuals may have difficulty navigating. If a person has been charged due to alleged possession of drugs, he or she may be concerned about understanding what will take place as the legal proceedings move forward. Because confusion can at times lead to considerable stress, accused parties may want to find ways to make their situation seem less daunting.
A man was recently arrested in Fulton under accusations of drug crimes. Missouri officers claim that the man was in possession of drugs, and the authorities suspect that the man had intentions to sell them. He now faces criminal charges relating to these accusations.
A chiropractor was recently arrested in Cape Girardeau under accusations of drug crimes. Law enforcement officers in Missouri conducted a search on the man's property in 2014, but he has only recently been taken into police custody. The chiropractor now faces two counts of possession of drugs as well as one count of possession of paraphernalia.
After a 16-month long investigation into narcotics activities, 11 individuals were recently arrested in Camden County. Each Missouri resident has been charged with drug charges including possession of drugs. More warrants were obtained, and the authorities suspect that more arrests will follow as the investigation continues.
The country’s attitude about marijuana has undergone dramatic changes in recent years. However, a criminal defense attorney knows that other policy shifts are also underway regarding federal drug enforcement and accompanying mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines. For example, the U.S. Sentencing Commission recently voted to retroactively reduce sentences for certain convicted drug offenders.