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Defending against state and federal drug charges in New Jersey

There are millions of Americans who have been arrested for so-called "small-time" drug charges, like possession of marijuana or possession of drug paraphernalia. These are usually misdemeanor drug crimes, and in most of these types of cases the defendant ends up serving a probation term and not much else comes from the case from the criminal justice system. However, most other cases involving allegations of illegal drug distribution or possession are much more serious.

An overview of federal sex crimes

Many of our New Jersey readers probably know that the vast majority of criminal cases are heard in state court. However, any New Jersey criminal defense attorney would be able to tell our readers that there are quite a few instances in which a person could be charged in federal court for a criminal offense. Sex crimes, for example, is one area of criminal law in which there are many different types of federal charges.

Former NFL player faces sexual assault charges in New Jersey

The State of New Jersey, as most people know, does not have a professional football team. The state does, however, have two teams that play their games at the new stadium in the Meadowlands: the New York Jets and the New York Giants. Most New Jersey residents probably end up as a fan of one or the other of these teams. For those among us who are Giants fans, the name Luke Petitgout will probably ring a bell.

What happens when someone is arrested for drugs in a school zone?

For years state governments throughout the country, and even the federal government, have attempted to pass laws that crackdown harshly on drug offenses. Some states are beginning to differentiate between drug abusers and alleged drug dealers in their approach to drug law enforcement, making treatment a priority for those who are addicted to drugs and focusing the harshest of punishments for those who are alleged to be involved in drug distribution networks.

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