If a person dealing drugs gives out drugs to multiple people and one of them dies, should he or she be held responsible for that death? That's a question that will have to be answered because of this case in North Carolina.
Of all the types of drug crimes you could be accused of, being accused of selling, distributing or trafficking drugs is one of the worst. This is a felony crime and one that is taken more seriously than simple drug possession. Why? It implies that you're spreading the use of illegal substances around the country, which makes more work for the authorities and hurts individuals.
No matter who you are, there is potential to be arrested if you're violating the law. Whether you're famous or just another person walking down the street, getting caught doing drugs or being too intoxicated can lead to an arrest.
You may be under the impression that a police officer may search you because he or she believes you've done something wrong, but the reality is that the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution protects you against illegal searches and seizures. To get a warrant that gives the officer a right to search you, your vehicle or your property, there must be probable cause.
It's one thing to get arrested, but it's another to get arrested multiple times in a few days. Getting arrested multiple times makes you look very bad in the eyes of the law, even if they're all coincidental or as a result of being set up by the same officer multiple times.
You've always enjoyed making prank calls. When you were a child, you thought nothing of it. Now that you're an adult, though, you're starting to wonder about the ramifications. Do they go beyond simply annoying the person you're calling? Could you be arrested?
People are often tempted to trust eyewitness accounts almost unflinchingly. As soon as someone claims to have seen another person at a crime scene, they assume that paints a very precise picture of what actually happened there.
You're not a drug dealer. You're not trying to make money buying and selling any types of drugs, from the illegal variety to prescription drugs. You've never even seen illegal drugs, much less used them or sold them.
Opioid use is often illegal, and some have called the widespread use of these drugs an epidemic.
You're arrested on assault charges, but you don't think they're fair. You never touched the person. How can it be an assault without any physical contact?