The federal government does not recognize the legalization of marijuana. In Georgia, marijuana is regulated under the state's Controlled Substances Act, even though it is not a scheduled substance.
An old fable says that a frog tossed into a pot of boiling water will jump out, but a frog put in a pot of lukewarm water will not perceive the gradual temperature changes and be cooked to death.
An interesting type of white collar crime recognized by the government is trade fraud. This kind of fraud is an up-and-coming scheme, particularly with an increase in imports into the United States.
Drug charges are always a very serious matter that you should fight with all your available resources. However, if you face federal drug charges, the stakes are suddenly much higher. Like many crimes, drug crimes that involve crossing state lines, for instance, escalate in seriousness because they now involve not only state laws but also federal laws. If your alleged drug offense is only minor, then you may only have to deal with the state-level laws that apply, but once you cross into federal territory, the sentencing gets much more severe.
Police dogs can be both impressive and intimidating. All at the same time. Depending on the dog, they can track down a missing person, catch a criminal, find drugs or sniff out explosives.
Facing fraud allegations is never a simple experience, and even once you overcome them, the allegations themselves may leave a mark on your personal and professional reputation.