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Prescription drugs that can lead to legal problems

Even if you're the type of person who tries to maintain a natural lifestyle regarding what type of food you consume and other products that enter your body, it would not be surprising if, at some point, you felt the need to take a prescription medication to help treat a particular health condition. For instance, if you are recovering from a car accident, you may need a strong pain medication to help alleviate discomfort.  

What is legal with a OUI checkpoint in Massachusetts?

Law enforcement seems to set up DUI and OUI checkpoints here in Worcester every two to three weeks to catch drivers over the legal limit for drugs or alcohol. However, with the recent dismissal of a case in Tennessee because there was no public notice of the roadblock, it is a good idea to examine the laws here in Massachusetts.

Federal judge rules deputy cannot pull over someone for obscene gesture

A Virginia man will see his case go to trial after he flipped the bird to a Patrick County deputy. A federal judge recently determined that the deputy had no business pulling over the man in 2016 when he was an occupant in a car driven by his sister.

Opioid epidemic still rages in Worcester

The national opioid epidemic has not overlooked the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. However, there has been some good news for the state: according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the number of fatal overdoses has gone down an estimated 10 percent in 2017.

Driving under the influence of pot still a subjective call

Driving under the influence of marijuana -- or any other controlled substance -- is illegal even if recreational pot use is now okay in Massachusetts. However, while protocols for measuring the blood alcohol content is well establish through a variety of tests in the field and at the station, this is not the case for marijuana.

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