Drug and Alcohol Crimes

It’s no surprise that this usually comes up as the most common felony. There are a lot of drugs in the world and a lot of ways to get in trouble with them. However, some of them are legal when used as the law requires. Felonies.org will help you understand what is and isn’t legal, how to manage the legal ones, and what to do if you get caught with one of the illegal ones. We’re here to help you stay safe and following the law, and especially using responsibly to protect yourself and your fellow citizens.

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    Is Public Intoxication a Crime?

    Laws against public drunkenness exist to prevent people under the influence of drugs and alcohol from disturbing others in public, as well as to remove people who can’t control themselves from hurting themselves and others.

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    What Are the Laws Concerning Liquor?

    It is always the combination of federal, state, and local laws that help shape the role that alcohol plays in the U.S.

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    Is It a Crime to Not Report a Felony?

    "If you see something, say something." Though not exactly like this saying, misprision of felony has everything to do with the knowledge of, concealing, and not reporting a felony.

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    Is Disorderly Conduct a Crime?

    According to federal regulations, "A person commits disorderly conduct when they cause public nuisance, violence, alarm intentionally, or if they cause risk recklessly."

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    Marijuana Laws: The Past, the Present, and the Future

    Despite a culture surrounding marijuana that seems to become more liberal every day, it is still a crime in most states, and arrests for marijuana are still being made often.

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    Alcohol & Drug Testing For Probation and DUIs

    Drug testing is a vital part of the criminal justice system, used in many cases in order to prove that an offender is using or under the influence of an illegal substance.

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    Is a DUI a Criminal Offense?

    Every year, the police stop and arrest more than one million Americans for driving under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicating substances. While each state deals with DUI violations differently, the problem is common nationwide. If you are charged with driving under the influence, the true DUI cost goes beyond the initial bail money, attorney fees, and other related…

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    When Does a Drug Charge Become a Felony?

    A misdemeanor charge is considerably easier to deal with than a felony charge, as felonies tend to come with much longer incarceration times, fines, and lingering consequences. The point when a drug charge cross over from a simple misdemeanor to a defending a felony charge has to do with how much there is, what kind of drugs, and whether it…

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    What is a Felony?

    We all know that felonies are the worst of the worst. There are little crimes, misdemeanors, and tickets you can get, but having a felony on your record is considerably more serious. There are quite a few crimes that qualify, as well as possible punishments that come with them. It's important to be completely aware of the law, your rights…

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