Notice and Drug Crimes – Burrage v. United States – pt. II

 

Notice and Drug Crimes pt. 2- Burrage v. United States

A Two Part Series

Part II

This is a continuation of an earlier blog regarding the case Burrage v. United States. Burrage was convicted of an additional twenty years for a drug sale that resulted in death. Burrage’s attorney took exception to the jury instruction given by the Judge that the drug, in this case heroin, did not have to be the actual cause of the death. It only had to be a contributing factor.

 
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Notice and Drug Crimes – Burrage v. United States

 

Notice and Drug Crimes – Burrage v. United States

A Two Part Series

Part I

All individuals charged with a crime are entitled to notice. This means that a named defendant in a criminal case must be made aware of the charges against him/her and when the violations were committed. On Nov. 12, 2013 the United States Supreme Court, in the case Burrage v. United States, heard argument regarding the proper notice for drug dealers in cases where a person overdoses and dies.

 
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