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CrimDef6 November 12, 2020

Lost Wallet Leads To Meth Arrest

Normally, honesty is the best policy, but it led to legal trouble for a Florida man accused of trafficking in methamphetamine. In late September, a Good Samaritan turned in a lost wallet to police in Winter Haven, and upon investigating, police found that the wallet’s owner had a felony warrant for trafficking. They got… Read More »

DrugCrime4 November 2, 2020

Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia In Florida

Being charged with drug possession is a serious crime that has to be handled appropriately. However, there are additional offenses that a State’s Attorney may choose to charge as well, if the situation warrants. The most common is possession of drug paraphernalia, which can encompass several different implements and create significant trouble for someone,… Read More »

Drug4 October 15, 2020

Two 17-Year Olds Charged After Selling Drugs On Snapchat

Three teenagers in Polk County were recently caught selling THC cartridges and marijuana via Snapchat after one, a 17-year old, sold $400 worth of marijuana to an undercover police officer. One of the teenagers, a 14-year old, was not charged, but the two elder boys were charged with “multiple felonies,” including possession of marijuana… Read More »

DrugCrime3 October 9, 2020

Broward County Leads The Way In Reevaluating Drug Sentences

Florida is known as one of the U.S. states with the harshest drug penalties, due to its past history as a trafficking capital. These penalties include mandatory minimum sentences for the majority of drug offenses – but over time, light has been shed on the inherent inequity of mandatory minimums by groups like The… Read More »

PoliceArrest2 September 25, 2020

Traffic Stops and Florida Drug Charges

Everyone has been pulled over at some point in their lives, but for many, it can be a frightening and intimidating experience. It is important to understand your rights during a traffic stop, as too often, police officers may either intentionally or unintentionally misquote the law or try to overstep their authority, especially if… Read More »

CrimLaw13 August 21, 2020

Tennessee Running Back Arrested For Weapon & Drug Possession

On June 6, Tennessee Volunteers running back Tim Jordan was arrested in Lakewood, FL on multiple charges, including carrying a concealed weapon, marijuana possession, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The concealed weapon charge is a third-degree felony, while the drug charges are both misdemeanors, but regardless of the degree of the offense, Jordan will… Read More »

Drugs3 August 14, 2020

Are There Defenses For Drug Charges?

Generally, an arrest with drugs on your person or in your possession in Florida will yield to you being charged with some kind of offense. The state has a history of drug trafficking, which means that prosecutors are less inclined to be lenient, especially if the amount of drugs involved is over a certain… Read More »

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