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Felony – The Scarlet F

| August 31, 2017

Imagine this: You’re 18 years old, out with a couple buddies, experimenting with marijuana and you’re arrested and charged with a felony. Or worse yet, maybe it was “wax” or “oil”—both concentrated marijuana derivatives that are treated even more harshly under Arizona criminal statutes. You’re not a drug addict or a dealer—you’re just a kid. You recognize your mistake, go to court, plead guilty, serve a probationary period without blemish and move on with your life. Fast-forward a year. Yo...

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