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Supreme Court Reverses Conviction in Drug Overdose Case

The tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman has drawn a lot of attention recently to the dangers of heroin (see attached article on the subsequent investigation of his death), but a recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court makes it much more difficult for the prosecution to impose harsh mandatory minimum sentences (20 years – […]

Transporting Medical Marijuana Law Can Trip Up Medical Marijuana Users

Springstead Bartish & Borgula Law has recently handled a number of cases where medical marijuana users were charged with violating the state of Michigan’s new Improper Transportation of Marijuana Law.  The new law, called “Transporting or Possession of Usable Marihuana” took effect on April 1st of 2013.  This marijuana law  impacts the rights of medical marijuana patients […]

United State’s Sentencing Commission Proposing Reduction in ALL Federal Drug Offenses

The United States Sentencing Commission voted on January 9, 2014 to publish proposed guideline amendments that would lower by two levels the base offense level for all federal drug trafficking crimes.  This proposed change would like lower sentences by an average of 11 months and reduce the number of federal prisoners by an estimated 6,550 […]