One of your close friends has recently made the decision to seek professional help to overcome a debilitating drug addiction. You have spent a lot of time encouraging this friend to make necessary changes and develop a healthier, more positive lifestyle. Now that your friend is receiving professional treatment in New York, you are wondering what else you can do to facilitate the process and be a support to your healing friend.
Most in Hamburg may automatically assign guilt to those charged with drug possession. Their thoughts may be that law enforcement officials would have no reason to bring such charges if a controlled substance was not found to be in an individual's possession. A closer look at the state's drug laws may reveal, however, that an allegation of possession may be applied rather loosely.
When the Drug Enforcement Administration wanted certain emails as evidence in a drug trafficking case, it got a warrant directing Microsoft to turn them over. That warrant was authorized by a 1986 law called the Stored Communications Act. That law is not up to date. It was written long before cloud communications could even be imagined. Unfortunately, there appears to be no more recent law the government could use.