As a criminal defense attorney in Arizona I can tell you that under Arizona law, police officers are vested with authority to immediately seize illegal drugs, including marijuana. Pursuant to A.R.S. §13-3413(C), seized drugs are then “summarily forfeited” which means that they are never returned to the owner and are destroyed without any kind of … [Read more...] about Can Arizona Cops Seize my Medical Marijuana? #CriminalLawyer
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The criminal statutes of every state in the Union contain time limitations. Although the various states differ greatly in their applicable limitation periods, the reason for their existence is always the same. “Statutes of limitation in criminal cases are designed primarily to protect the accused from the burden of defending himself against charges … [Read more...] about Criminal Defense Lawyer | California Teacher Charged For Misconduct With a Minor
With all the political hubbub and legal strife over medical marijuana, as one who tried to be an educated voter, I found myself asking: “Why don’t we just make a synthetic version of THC (the active natural substance in marijuana) and disburse it in pill form?” The simple answer to that question was, as I found out - we already have. Synthetic THC … [Read more...] about Criminal Defense Attorney Mesa, Arizona | To Marinol, or not to Marinol? That is the Question. | Brian Strong
Until the recent media blitz regarding the Penn State – Joe Paterno – Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal, very few people ever asked me about their duty to report the physical or sexual abuse of a child. If, however, you are now curious, then this article is for you. Please remember two important things 1) The Penn State / Sandusky fiasco happened … [Read more...] about Criminal Defense Lawyer Mesa AZ | What Can We Learn From Penn State and Failure To Report Laws? | Brian Strong
Over the past decade, almost every state in the Union has enacted a “Move Over” law. These laws seek to reduce injuries to police officers and emergency personnel who are issuing citations or providing medical care on the side of the road. If you do not appreciate the frequent danger these men and women encounter during a simple traffic stop, then … [Read more...] about Criminal Defense Lawyer Mesa Arizona | Did You Know You Should Move Over?
After three decades in the criminal justice system, I have developed my own time-honored truths about the human soul. One of these truths is: There is something deeply disturbing about people who abuse animals. These types are definitely not the kind of people you want your son or daughter to date. People who abuse animals are downright sinister. … [Read more...] about Criminal Defense Attorney Mesa AZ | Brian Strong | If He Kicks Fido, Are You Next?