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Drug4 July 29, 2021

Minors Charged With Drug Offenses

The National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics (NCDAS) estimates that Florida’s young people are about 5 percent less likely to have used drugs recently than teenagers in other states. However, far too many still indulge, and face legal consequences for it. If your child has been charged with a drug crime, it can feel… Read More »

Drugs5 July 22, 2021

Defining Constructive Possession In Florida Drug Offenses

If you have been charged with drug possession, it can be confusing and intimidating, particularly if you have not been in trouble with the law before. One of the most difficult concepts to understand for many is the idea of constructive possession, which is possession without actually being stopped with the substance on one’s… Read More »

DrugsBeach July 16, 2021

Drugs Keep Washing Up On South Florida Beaches

Florida is known as a tourist destination with a long and colorful tradition. However, some of its history still causes problems for Floridians even today. In the 1970s and 1980s, the state was the center of high levels of drug activity; these were the days of the so-called “Cocaine Cowboys” – and while the… Read More »

DeportationArrest July 8, 2021

Can A Drug Offense Affect My Immigration Status?

If an immigrant to the United States is convicted of a crime, not only do they face possible criminal penalties, they can very often face immigration consequences. Drug offenses in particular can cause problems – even a conviction for simple possession – because they are seen as crimes involving poor morals, which can trigger… Read More »

Courtroom June 10, 2021

What Is Florida Drug Court?

Drug crimes are harshly prosecuted in Florida, because of the state’s past as a battleground for cartels. Mandatory minimum sentences are still in force for some of those offenses, which have been shown to be ineffective in reducing drug crimes and are often punitive, rather than reasonable. However, Florida has also given birth to… Read More »

DrunkDriving May 26, 2021

Driving While High In Florida

The overwhelming majority of people know that driving under the influence of alcohol is a crime in Florida, punishable by jail time, fines, and a host of other consequences. However, as the position of marijuana and certain other drugs evolve in our society, sometimes people forget that just because something is legal does not… Read More »

MedMarijuana May 20, 2021

West Palm Beach Fires City IT Manager For Using Medical Marijuana

In the 2016 elections, Florida voters elected to begin a medical marijuana program in their state for those who suffer from certain serious medical conditions. However, many different aspects of using marijuana legally are still being ironed out by society. In late March, the city of West Palm Beach terminated a “top information technology… Read More »

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