Drug Possession

Am I Safe to Have an Illegal Drug in My System if I Consumed it in Another State?

Can I still get drug possession charges? Often people wonder if they can be prosecuted in Utah for having an illegal drug in their system, even if they ingested such in a different state. In words, they often ask us, “Am I safe to have an illegal drug in my system if I consumed it …

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Medical Marijuana possession is still a federal crime in all 50 states

In Colorado, Brandon Coats claimed Dish Network violated the law by canning him because of his use of medical marijuana, which took place at home and during nonworking hours – after all, he had a medical marijuana card, and his health was very frail. He argued he was fired for doing something totally legal. For …

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Marijuana possession in Utah can cause you to lose your driver’s license in another state

Many argue that smoking marijuana is bad for your lungs, among other things, and such arguments have caused many Utah legislators to feel that smoking marijuana should remain illegal in the Beehive State. In fact, CBS News recently reported that “smoking marijuana irritates the airways, triggers cough and phlegm production, and could be especially dangerous …

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Can a person be not guilty of illegal drug possession even though he’s found with illegal drugs?

People often mistakenly think they are automatically guilty of possession of cocaine, marijuana, or another drug, simply because they are “found with them.” However, such is not always the case. So, before you plead guilty for a scenario such as this, call Greg Smith and associates now at 801-651-1512, so you can find out if …

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When does the Fourth Amendment protect against Utah searches?

In order to bring drug charges, police must have evidence of drug possession. This means that they actually have to find drugs in a person’s possession as evidence that a crime had occurred. To do this, police will often search people and their belongings. Under the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution, Utah residents …

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