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San Jose drug charge defense attorney, new drug lawsCannabis is now legal within the state of California, for the most part. Although the passage of Proposition 64 made recreational use of marijuana legal in the California state law books, there are still hurdles to overcome. For instance, how will it affect your employment? Can your boss tell you that you cannot do something that is legal by law? How can you purchase cannabis without earning a drug charge? You may be surprised by the answers.

Your Boss’ Word is Law, at Work

Outside of your place of employment, it is legal to wear clothing suited to your tastes and you can sport the hair color and style of your choosing. It is also completely legal to have piercings and tattoos and speak however you wish, so long as you are not infringing upon the rights of another individual. However, in the office, you may be required to wear khaki pants, a dress shirt, and close-toed shoes. Additionally, you may be required to have your hair pulled neatly away from your face and only wear one earring in each ear. This idea is no different from the legality of marijuana in the workplace. California law still maintains that each place of business reserves the right to remain drug, tobacco, and alcohol-free, including cannabis, if they so choose.

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sex crimes, prostitution, San Jose criminal defense attorneyProstitution is often referred to as the world’s oldest profession, and there are several arguments that state-sanctioned prostitution should be legalized across the country. Currently, Nevada is the only state that allows legal prostitution, meaning that it is a punishable offense in California. This is delineated in the state penal code, which states that any person who succeeds or intends in engaging in sexual conduct for money (or any other measurable transaction or consideration) can be charged with prostitution.

The only caveat to this is if the person does so as part of any stage performance, play, or other entertainment that is open to the public. This is where the line can be muddied, as there is no shortage of reports of exotic dancers or masseuse artists who claim that they have experienced entrapment by an officer who solicits a greater sexual act from them, and subsequently charges them with prostitution.

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