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Getting a probation sentence

Getting convicted of a crime can lead to several potential outcomes. You might face jail time and hefty fines along with other smaller punishments as well. However, sometimes judges might consider sending you back into the community. A probation sentence releases the defendant back into society but takes away certain basic rights. The judge also has the right to revoke the probation and send the defendant back to prison.

Defense against minor in possession charges

A minor found in possession of alcohol or drugs, regardless of whether they had consumed the substance or not, can be charged with violation of MIP laws. Minor in possession laws were created by state governments to educate minors of the dangers of drinking and driving, involve minors in community service and help them get medical help or therapy for a dependency problem.

Facing solicitation and prostitution charges

Prostitution is also known as the oldest profession. Streetwalkers, brothels, call girls and other escort services have been famous throughout history and are still a reality in the United States. Typically, it is illegal to engage in any sexual act and receive compensation in return. This is a complicated law because it requires catching the offenders during the act and having conclusive evidence that compensation was being exchanged.

Controlled Substances Act

The year 1970 saw the President Richard Nixon pass the Controlled Substances Act. This was an effort to keep the country's drug problems under control. The Controlled Substances Act is a federal U.S. drug policy according to which the production, import, ownership, consumption and circulation of selected substances is regulated. The drugs are categorized into 5 types, known as schedules, according to their potential for causing harm.

  • Schedule 5: Anti-epileptic drugs and cough suppressants.
  • Schedule 4: Anxiety disorder drugs and those used to treat withdrawal symptoms and muscle spasms.
  • Schedule 3: Synthetic drugs and those used to treat an unsettled stomach.
  • Schedule 2: Morphine and cocaine.
  • Schedule 1: Heroin, marijuana, and ecstasy.
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