kratom

Kratom: The New Herbal Drug That May Be Deadly

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. Kratom is an herbal substance that has been around for many, many years - since the 1800s. More recently, it has become a popular drug for various reasons, including for re...
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NYS Announces New Judicial Task Force on Mental Illness

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. New York has had mental health courts for more than two decades. In this type of treatment court, individuals living with mental illness can be linking with court-supervise...
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When Physicians Face Charges in NY Criminal Courts

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. In New York, when a person becomes a physician, they get a license through the Department of State. There are many collateral consequences of an arrest or conviction, and f...
xylazine

Xylazine: The Dangerous New Drug Linked to Overdoses

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. A new drug is being linked to overdoses in the US. The drug, xylazine, is being combined with opioids such as fentanyl. But the combination is deadly, and now the Drug Enfo...
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Possession of Synthetic Cannabinoids Laws in New York

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. If you go to a convenience store, gas station, or smoke shop, you may see colorful packets at the register labeled as “incense” or “synthetic marijuana.” Often times, these...

Veterans Treatment Courts in New York State

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. Veterans are people who served the United State in active military, naval, or air service. In New York alone, there are 700,000 vets. In general, they are less likely to co...

Carfentanil – An Opioid More Dangerous Than Fentanyl

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. The news about the country’s opioid epidemic is not new. Every day, Americans are dying from drug overdoses, with opioids being the biggest culprit. Over the past several y...
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