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Marijuana - Legalization and Criminal Defense

Legalizing marijuana has been a hot topic among government officials and the public for many years as marijuana renders multi-faceted and complex discussions. Considered a "gateway drug" and "dangerous" by many, "harmless" by others, "medicinal" by supporters - it's difficult for our nation to come to a conclusion regarding marijuana legalization.

What you can do to avoid incriminating yourself with a DUI charge

Facing criminal charges is extremely frightening. Your future and livelihood are at stake. Your reputation may be compromised and affect your relationships. Your family and loved ones also have to endure the pains of the legal proceedings associated with DUI charges.

NMSU Students Remind us of the Dangers of Distracted Driving and the Value of a Las Cruces Car Accident Attorney

New Mexico State University - AT&T and NMSU students paired up for an enlightening demonstration regarding the dangers of texting while driving. In a video featured in the Las Cruces Sun-News, Mario Parrao, a student at NMSU, doesn't fare so well with the driving simulator, as his texting while driving results in him running a red light and getting pulled over by law enforcement. Fortunately, in Parrao's case, the consequences of his "distracted driving" are both relatively minor and fictional; however, those who are victims of distracted driving are typically not as lucky.

Attorney General Holder Believes too Many People are Incarcerated in America - Criminal Defense Lawyer

As Criminal Defense Lawyers, it is encouraging to hear the United States Attorney General believes incarceration is overused. Now if we can just get him to stop requesting incarnation as punishment, we will be on the road to recovery.

The Truth About the McDonald's Spilled Coffee Case

There has been a lot of hype about the McDonald's scalding coffee case. There's been so much hype that we're confident you've heard about this personal injury case years before this post. McGraw & Strickland is not in favor of frivolous cases or outlandish results; however, as personal injury attorneys and trial lawyers we believe it is important to hold individuals and corporations accountable for their actions. That is what the jury in the McDonald's case tried to do by accessing punitive damages against McDonald's because it knew that its coffee was hot enough to burn skin. How did it know? During the discovery phase of the jury trial, McDonald's produced documents showing that more than 700 people between 1982 and 1992 had filed claims or lawsuit because they had been burned by its coffee. Some claims involved third degree burns substantially similar to the facts of this case.

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