Under Texas and federal law, various synthetic drugs are banned on the grounds that they are highly addictive and have no medically accepted use. These drugs, which include synthetic cannabinoids. These drugs can be not only addictive, but very dangerous for users and those who happen to be near them during a trip.
In our last post, we spoke about the importance of working with an experienced attorney to work so that weak domestic violence charges don’t make it to trial. In some cases, of course, prosecutors end up dismissing a case on their own after an investigation reveals that the evidence of domestic violence is too weak. That is what happened earlier this year with Junior Gazette, linebacker for the Washington Redskins.
For law enforcement and prosecutors, tackling domestic violence is a major priority, and a real challenge, as a recent article in the Brownsville Herald explains. The prevalence of domestic violence is undoubtedly significant, with over 23,000 victims of family violence seeking shelter in 2014 and over 61,000 seeking advocacy and counseling. With statistics like these, there is little doubt about the seriousness of the problem.
Readers may remember that, back in April, President Obama exercised his power of commutation by reducing prison sentences for 22 inmates in federal prisons. Many of these inmates had been serving out lengthy prison terms on convictions for non-violent drug offenses. Just last month, President Obama exercised his power of commutation again, reducing sentences for another 46 drug offenders.