February 2017 Archives

When Those Relied Upon For Care Are Accused Of Drug Crimes

When people think of those who are charged with drug crimes, they often conjure up mental pictures of homelessness, theft, and other types of crime and decay. However, not everyone who is accused of a drug or related crime fits this mold. One group that routinely comes into contact with prescription drugs is health care workers. When someone working in this position is living with addiction, some of those drugs may not make it to the intended patients. A recent investigation conducted by a local news station reveals this is an issue in Minnesota hospitals.

DWI Repeat Offenders Could See Harsher Sentence In Fatal Crashes

Most residents of the state of Minnesota are likely aware that drunk driving convictions can lead to serious penalties. As is the case with virtually every law, those pertaining to DWI can, and do, change. Last summer a new law concerning fatal drunk driving crashes was passed. The change makes the consequences for a conviction, under some circumstances, harsher than they previously were.

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