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Drugs and the Law
Is a drug crime a violent crime in the state of Virginia?
Asked in Jail Incarceration, Prison Incarceration
Why do drug dealers go to jail?
Asked in Criminal Law, Drug Tests
In the state of Kansas is a person who is on supervised probation for a non drug or non violent related crime is that person subject to a drug screen?
Asked in Medication and Drugs
Is the drug war a racist war?
Asked in Criminal Law, Statutes of Limitations
Can a convicted felon vote in Virginia?
Virginia - Individuals convicted of most offenses may apply for a gubernatorial restoration of rights three years after completion of their sentence. Those convicted of violent felonies, drug sales, and electoral offenses must wait five years. Virginia Application for Rights Restoration, Short Form, Non-violent / Non-drug Felonies (PDF 50KB) (as of May 10, 2007) Virginia Application for Rights Restoration, Long Form, Violent / Drug Distribution Felonies (PDF 129KB) (as of May 10, 2007) D Durham
Asked in Firearms, Criminal Law, State Laws
Can a person with a felony drug conviction in the state of Alabama own a gun of any type?
Asked in Criminal Law
Where is violent crime most likely to be committed?
Asked in Firearms, Criminal Law
Is having a gun found in your car by the police a violent crime?
Asked in Extradition
Can Arkansas extradite from Washington state on a probation violation failure to report?
Short answer: Yes. Will the State wish to spend the money required to get you from Washington back to Arkansas, that would depend on what you are on probation for? If you are on parole for a violent crime they will come get you. If you are on parole for a minor drug charge they probably would not come get you.
Asked in Criminal Law, Decade - 1960s, Forensic Science
4 reasons for increase in the number of crime labs in the US in 1960s?
There are four reasons for the increase of crime labs in the US since the 1960's. The first reason is the escalation of violent crime, the second reason is that all drug seizures must be tested to prove it is in fact an illicit drug, the third reason is increased technology, and the ability to match DNA.
Asked in Criminal Law, State Laws
Can you get a teaching certificate in Ohio if you have a felony?
No. A felony conviction disqualifies one from obtaining a teaching certificate in any state. Actually I know that it depends on the state as far as how their laws go. obviously if you have a violent conviction, a sexual related conviction or a drug related conviction, you would not be allowed to get a teaching certificate. I am asking however, about a non-violent, non-sexual, non-drug related crime. I had read previously that Ohio's law is that you must wait 5 years from the date of your conviction and I was just wondering if this was in fact true.
Asked in Marijuana
What percentage of evidence evaluated in the crime lab is drug related?
Why are African-Americans allegedly arrested more frequently for drug laws than Caucasians?
African-Americans tend to come from communities and areas that are more violent. As a result, there is a more intensive police presence in those areas because of the violent crimes, it is an allocation based on the overall likelihood of violent crime -- not just drug offenses. When the police are already mobilized in an area, they are more likely to make arrests of the people in that area, which is described by the higher rate of arrests of African-Americans for drug offenses.
Asked in Legal Definitions
What is a federal felony and is a drug procession a federal felony?
Crimes are either misdemeanors (lower crimes) and felonies (serious or high crimes) Stealing a candy bar is a misdemeanor, stealing an armored car is a felony. Crime means against the law- there are state and local laws, and Federal (national) laws. Stealing a candy bar is a state crime. Stealing a truckload of candy bars being shipped across state lines is a Federal crime. Drug possession (note spelling) is usually a state crime, and could be a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the drug, and how much of it. Under some circumstances (driving a truck load of heroin from one state to another) it COULD be a Federal Felony. Will depend on just what you are doing, with what, and where.
Asked in Statutes of Limitations, State Laws
Does Missouri have a statute of limitations on state drug charges?
Asked in Demographics
What is the country with the lowest crime rate?
The easiest answer would be the Vatican City, but it only takes a crime or two with the small permanent population. With most countries, a low crime rate may mean less crime or simply less reported crime (as in many developing countries). Also, countries with liberal drug laws obviously have fewer drug crimes. Among the most developed countries, Switzerland, Denmark, and Sweden all have low rates of violent crime, while India and Japan rank high when measured on a per capita basis. Iceland has the lowest homicide rate in Europe.