Criminal Defense Blog

Can You Die from Using Marijuana? Deaths from marijuana can occur due to driving under the influence and traumas related to risky behavior. These are more likely outcomes than death due to intoxication or overdosing on the substance itself. While marijuana does have negative health consequences, the use of marijuana or cannabis alone is unlikely...
The outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in the United States has been a disaster for most businesses. Thousands have closed their doors permanently and smaller businesses are still struggling to stay afloat, with 44% of them having only three months left in their cash reserves. To cope with the crisis, the Small Business Administration (SBA)...
Being charged with an identity theft case can have severe consequences, including having a criminal record, paying a fine, and receiving possible jail time. If you’re under investigation for identity theft or have been charged with an identity theft case in southern California, you need to hire a Los Angeles identity theft defense attorney. Identity...

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