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August 2014 Archives

2 men accused of committing a drug crime in California

It’s normal for a person to feel frightened when taken into custody on drug-related charges in California. However, just because a person has been accused of committing a drug crime doesn't mean he or she is actually guilty. It’s the prosecution’s job to try to prove these charges beyond a reasonable doubt.

Robert Downey Jr.'s son accused of drug possession in California

Those in California may assume that nonviolent crimes are not punished as harshly as ones that do involve violence. This is not always the case, as prosecutors always consider drug crimes to be serious. Someone who is convicted of drug possession could face a range of punishments, including fines or incarceration. This is the problem that faces the son of actor Robert Downey Jr., Indio, who was recently charged with two drug-related offenses here in California.

Drug crime and other arrests need warrant to search cellphones

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision recently in giving a broad cloak of privacy to cellphones. Thus, for example, when someone is arrested for a drug crime in California, the police must get a search warrant to look through the contents of any cellphone taken from the arrestee. The decision applied also to remotely stored data that is stored by a service provider in an Internet “cloud,” and which can be accessed by a hand-held device.

2 people hit with serious drug charges in San Diego

Last week, two separate incidents resulted in the San Diego police confiscating numerous bundles of marijuana and cocaine. In the first incident, a 33-year-old man was pursued by police. Why he was pursued is unknown, but eventually the police caught the young man and arrested him for having 2 ounces of marijuana and 31 grams of cocaine.


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