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FedCrime April 15, 2021

What Is The Federal “Kingpin” Statute?

In the 1970s and 1980s, South Florida was beset by drug cartels, primarily based in Colombia, as they fought amongst themselves and with police while trying to take over the drug trade in the state. One of the laws used to help combat their influence was the Continuing Criminal Enterprise (CCE) statute, also referred… Read More »

ArrestHands April 8, 2021

Obtaining A Controlled Substance By Fraud in Florida

Florida has had a difficult history with prescription drug fraud, given its past as a mecca for “pill mills.” Nowadays, prescription drug fraud is less common, but it still occurs in all demographics, and it is still considered a serious crime. If you are charged with obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, deception, or… Read More »

Arrested9 April 1, 2021

Arrested For Drug Possession In Florida?

Florida’s laws on drug possession and distribution are extremely harsh, but this does not stop people from trying to get their hands on drugs. Still, if you are caught with drugs on your person, or within your control, the penalties can be quite severe, even for a first offense in some cases. If you… Read More »

DrugCrime2 March 25, 2021

Pompano Beach Restaurateur Faces Multiple Trafficking Charges

A South Florida man faces multiple drug trafficking charges after being stopped by detectives in the parking lot of his Pompano Beach restaurant. When sheriff’s deputies stopped the man, they searched his bag and found almost $20,000 in cash, as well as small quantities of several drugs, including cocaine, fentanyl, and marijuana. Significantly larger… Read More »

LadyJustice March 4, 2021

What Is Constructive Possession Of Drugs?

When a person is arrested and charged with drug possession in Florida, normally law enforcement can make the arrest if they discover drugs on them. However, you may also be charged with drug possession if illicit substances are found in your car, or in another location that is under your control. This is referred… Read More »

Marijuana5 February 25, 2021

Bill In Florida Senate Aims To Overturn Minor Marijuana Convictions

On December 8, Senator Randolph Bracee introduced a new bill aiming to expunge convictions for possessing less than 20 grams of marijuana in Florida. As of this writing, no debate has occurred on the bill yet, but changing attitudes in the state would seem to be leading in a positive direction for Senator Bracee’s… Read More »

FedCrime2 February 18, 2021

State vs. Federal Drug Crimes

If someone in Florida is arrested and charged with drug possession, they are technically violating both federal and state law at the same time. However, the decision of whether to charge an offender under federal or state law will depend on several different factors. As a general rule, federal sentences for drug possession and… Read More »

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