Types of drug distribution can very rapidly. A person could be distributing a particular drug around a few of his or her closest friends, or the individual could have a sophisticated distribution network across cities or even states.
The political season won’t begin in earnest for a few months in Michigan, but one topic that is certain to garner a great deal of attention are sentencing guidelines. It is no secret that sentencing (and the varying opinions behind them) have been a divisive issue in Michigan politics for quite some time. Yet there are still proponents of tougher sentences.
The Memorial Day weekend will be upon us soon. It is widely known as the unofficial start of summer (since by the calendar it starts in June). Nevertheless, holiday gatherings and celebrations have become a tradition in Michigan, and they commonly involve alcohol.
One of the bedrock principles of our criminal justice system is that the accused is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty. The collection of constitutional protections afforded to the accused is supposed to make the process fair criminal defendants. After all, it is not uncommon for criminal defendants to be falsely or even negligently accused of crimes, especially due to false eyewitness accounts.
Whether or not you believe that Bill Cosby was doomed to be convicted of aggravated indecent assault last week in Pennsylvania, one thing is certain. The legal battle over the evidence presented to the jury is not over. According to several media reports, Cosby’s legal team is likely to file an appeal.