Over 30 Million People in the United States Regularly Smoke marijuana. Approximately 400, 000 defendants each year are charged with the use, possession, sale, or cultivation of marijuana. Marijuana Law describes how people can reduce the probability of arrest and defend themselves from prosecution if arrested. Readers will learn when a police officer can legally stop them; when they can be searched; when they have to be read their rights; what to do if an officer comes to their home with (or without) a search warrant; and how to counter many police tactics simply by knowing their rights. This expanded 2nd edition of Marijuana Law contains the latest information on the necessity defense in medical marijuana cases, drug testing, case law, and federal sentencing guidelines. It also contains practical tips on individual rights and avoiding surveillance. This edition also has appendices on the Bill of Rights, wallet cards, state-by-state punishment for marijuana crimes, and the 13 federal circuits; plus an expanded and thorough index.The court explained that, athe irresponsibly forceful nature of this stop and search, on a highway in full view of passing motorists, was anything but harmless. ... doctrine applies to searches or seizures by private people, and hence the marijuana removed by the thief will also be used against you in court. It does not matter that the person obtained the marijuana illegally by breaking into your home.
|Publisher||:||Ronin Publishing - 1996-10-02|