Tag Archives: charges

How much will my husband/wife/son/daughter/fiancee get?

The top question asked is always what somebody is “looking at” for their charges. There’s so much more than just the charges.  I can tell you what the maximum sentence is and if there are any mandatory minimums, but from there…. Every case is unique. A plea sentence (or a sentence after a conviction at [...]

Michael Phelps, marijuana and the Sheriff

The media and internet are all abuzz about a photo where Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps is alleged to have been smoking marijuana from a bong.  Apparently, Phelps made some vague admission about inappropriate behavior.  Personal views about marijuana, drugs, athletes and the media aside – what about basic criminal law and procedure? From the ABA [...]