Archive for Drug Offenses

Exploiting the Myth of the Criminal Alien

Contributions by Xavier Torres de Janon, Legal Assistant for STERN Law In one of the most recent examples of immigrant vilification, presidential candidate Donald Trump intended to instill fear of the “criminal alien” by exploiting a group called, “Angel Moms.” These women have sadly lost their children to violent acts of crime. They have rallied around one common characteristic of […]

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Posted in: Criminal Defense, Crimmigration, Drug Offenses, DUI, Immigration, Removal (Deportation)

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Collateral Consequences: What really happens after a felony conviction?

A felony conviction is a serious matter. Unlike a misdemeanor, which carries a punishment of up to 12 months in jail and a fine, a felony carries far worse consequences. If convicted of a felony, the individual could spend at least one year in prison in addition to paying hefty fines. But the consequences of […]

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Posted in: Appeals, Criminal Defense, Drug Offenses, Fraud

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DOJ to Reduce Mandatory Sentences for Non-Violent, Drug Crimes

Will our Clients in Georgia Courts See a Change? Finally, with Monday’s announcement by Eric Holder, we have a public acknowledgment by our country’s top law enforcement official that the War on Drugs and its policies, implemented since the 1970’s, have failed. Holder went further than to offer an empty statistic. He basically stated that […]

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No Deportation for Small Amount of Marijuana

A man here in Georgia was stopped by the police who then found 1.3 grams of marijuana  Little did he know that he would soon face deportation for this small amount of marijuana.  Georgia has limited tolerance when it comes to drugs, and the State believed the man possessed marijuana with the intent to distribute it. […]

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Posted in: Criminal Defense, Drug Offenses, Immigration

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