Possession of a small amount of a controlled substance in Wyoming is charged as a misdemeanor. Upon conviction, this crime carries penalties that may include up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000, or both. Possession with intent to sell is a serious crime that is charged as a felony, with penalties that are much more severe.
If you are facing criminal charges, or under investigation, it is possible for your social media presence to work against you. Your posts, including comments, images, or video, can be used as evidence in court. Police investigators will harvest information from all your social media accounts, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc., to find evidence to support the prosecution’s case against you.
If you have been convicted of a crime, and have spent weeks or months awaiting sentencing, you are not alone. The average time a person spends waiting for sentencing in Wyoming is 57 days, and is often far longer, usually months. It has been proposed that the law be rewritten so that a prisoner can apply the days spent waiting for sentencing or a transfer to prison be taken off his or her sentence as “time served.”
Summer is finally here, and now we can enjoy all the benefits the sunny and warm season has to offer. The kids are out of school, and people are taking trips to the lake, having pool parties, barbecues, picnics, and more! Though these activities are a great way to take a load off and spend much-needed quality time with friends and family, many summer activities also involve alcohol consumption.
There are federal laws, and then there are the state laws. These laws are created by state legislatures and can vary from state to state, but most laws are logical. While a statute on robbery in California may differ slightly from the statute in Wyoming, both still make sense.
Sometimes, though, there are laws on the books that do not make any sense at all. These generally remain from a time when they, too, were considered practical laws. In most cases, people simply forgot about them or never bothered to remove them.
Living in Wyoming, we’re used to encounters with wildlife, whether in State Parks or in our own backyards. We understand that it can be dangerous to interact with even the cutest animals. This is not always the case with out-of-towners, though, and it’s not unusual to read news stories about park visitors who fail to follow regulations and end up getting themselves hurt or arrested. Or both.
Thanksgiving is all about tradition. Families gather together from all over the United States, or even farther away, to enjoy recipes that have been handed down for generations and to make new memories for a lifetime.
Unfortunately, not every Thanksgiving tradition is a positive one.
Drug charges are no joke in Wyoming. Getting caught with even a small amount of illegal narcotics on your person can have serious repercussions in Wyoming courts.
Whether you’re attending holiday parties, enjoying your vacations, or taking advantage of days off, it can be tempting to drive even when you may have had too much to drink.
If you’ve been charged with driving while intoxicated, it’s extremely important that you consult with a skilled Gillette defense lawyer as soon as possible.
Anyone who has faced criminal charges understands that it’s an extremely stressful situation. A criminal conviction can destroy your life, negatively impact your reputation, diminish your ability to earn a living, and even take your freedom away.
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