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Major Supreme Court drug case just in!

Posted by Jessica Carmichael | Jun 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court remands a Fourth Circuit case, holding that the Government must offer stronger proof in Analogue Drug Cases. The Court held that if a controlled substance is an analogue, (like the "bath salts" in this case) then 21 U.S.C. §841(a)(1) requires the Government to establish that the defendant knew he was dealing with a substance regulated under the Controlled Substances Act or Analogue Act.

Read the full opinion here.

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Jessica Carmichael

Ms. Carmichael was named a Top Lawyer by Washingtonian Magazine, one of the "Top 40 Under 40" by the National Trial Lawyers Association in 2015 and 2016, "Top 10 Under 40 by National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys in 2015, and a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers in 2016. Ms. Carmichael has been responsible for dismissals, acquittals, or reduced charges in many serious cases where her clients were unjustly charged.


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