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Is a Drug Dog Vehicle Search Legal?

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Have you ever driven down the road and witnessed a vehicle pulled over by law enforcement and a drug dog sniffing the perimeter? You assume that your Fourth Amendment rights protect you. Therefore, that officer must have had a warrant… Read More

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5 Famous Drug Cartels in History and How They Set the Legal Tone for the Country

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You have seen them on TV. You might have read about them in a book. Drug cartels are big business for Hollywood, but these institutions are by no means acts of fiction. Drug cartels are real, and some are still… Read More

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The History of Drug Trafficking in the United States

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Drug trafficking is nothing new to the United States. In fact, it started in the early 19th Century with everything from opium to cocaine to marijuana. While it is nothing new, the laws we have today for drug traffickers (and… Read More

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A Definitive Guide to the Controlled Substances Act

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The Controlled Substances Act classifies drugs or chemicals that can be manufactured, possessed, and used legally or illegally in the United States. The federal government has created schedules for these substances. And depending on the schedule of drug you are… Read More

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How Much Drugs Does It Take to Be Charged with Trafficking?

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Drug trafficking and drug dealing are often confused for one another. However, trafficking is a much more serious offense, while dealing (distributing) is not as severe. Both carry prison sentences, but one often involves the federal government and the potential… Read More

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Understanding the Mandatory Minimums for Drug Trafficking in New Mexico

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You might have heard of mandatory minimums before, but unless you are arrested and facing a criminal conviction, you may not have done the work to find out what they are. Mandatory minimums are nothing to scoff at, and they… Read More

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Is Drug Trafficking Considered a Felony?

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Drug trafficking is a crime in every state in the United States. Trafficking laws make it illegal to sell, transport, or import illicit substances, including heroin, marijuana, cocaine, and other controlled substances. The penalty you receive for drug trafficking depends… Read More

What Constitutes Drug Trafficking?

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Legal Defense for Drug Trafficking Charges in New Mexico Drug trafficking is a very serious felony criminal charge that includes manufacturing, cultivating, transporting, or distributing illegal drugs in the state of New Mexico as well as into other states or… Read More

5 Drugs that Could Result in Harsher Prison Sentences

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Experienced Criminal Defense for Drug Charges in New Mexico Certain illegal substances are common, while others are considered gross enough offenses that you could have an increased sentence for possessing them. Right now, it is estimated that half the people… Read More

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When Does Possession Become an Intent to Sell?

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Criminal Defense Lawyers Fighting Intent to Sell Charges in New Mexico Courts Sometimes, possession is just possession. There are other instances where the prosecution might turn possession charges into an intent to sell or distribute charge. In this scenario, you… Read More

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