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Indiana marijuana possession laws are strict

Around the country, attitudes about marijuana are changing. According to an April CBS News poll, 65 percent of Americans support legalized recreational marijuana and support is growing. It's up from 59 percent just a year earlier.

While states across the country decriminalize, legalize and relax marijuana laws, penalties for marijuana possession in Indiana remain strict.

Are there defenses to theft charges in Indiana?

Indiana takes theft and shoplifting seriously, which is why the consequences for such an act can be so significant. Depending on the value of the item, an individual could face up to six years in prison and pay fines of up to 10,000 dollars.

Individuals charged with theft or shoplifting may assume there is little to be said in way of defense strategies, but that would be incorrect. There are a few defenses that an individuals may be able to use, depending on his or her situation.

Consequences of a drugged driving conviction

Most drivers know that drinking and driving is illegal, as people often relate driving under the influence with alcohol. However, not many people know what the consequences are for driving under the influence of drugs, and that one may also face an operating while intoxicated (OWI) charge.

Driving under the influence of drugs is serious, which is why there are severe consequences for the crime in Indiana. In 2016, of all the tested individuals killed in driving accidents, over 50 percent of the drivers had two or more drugs in their system.


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