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Marijuana is a widely debated topic among criminal justice advocates, politicians, and recreational users alike. Over the last decade, sweeping forward movement has taken place in the legal arena in regards to legalization of the drug for medicinal purposes. However, there is a lag in creating more lenient laws and regulations surrounding recreational use. While […]

Driving under the influence (DUI)’s or driving while intoxicated (DWI)’s are no laughing matters which put people at a deathly risk on the road. Yet, hordes of people each year continue to drive drunk or high, and many are convicted. According to Statistic Brain, around 1,500,000 people are arrested annually just for drunk driving. This […]

“Excessive bail shall not be required…” Eighth Amendment to the US Constitution.  Even so, this very moment, approximately 450,000 people who have not been convicted of a crime are being held in U.S. jails. Many of them are there simply because they cannot afford to pay for their release. As detailed below, bail is inherently […]

Many people often associate the phrase “domestic violence” with physical abuse. Once a person claims to be a victim of domestic violence, we readily conjure up images of that individual being on the receiving end of slaps, punches and other forms of physical abuse. While it’s true that physical violence is directly related to domestic […]