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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 »

Drugs5 February 11, 2021

Are You Guilty Of Drug Trafficking?

In early December, a West Palm Beach man was arrested and charged with one count of trafficking hydromorphone in Martin County. The man was found with 120 pills, weighing approximately 0.7 grams, which is enough to merit a trafficking charge under Florida law. However, what some do not realize – and the arrested man… Read More »

DrugCrime3 February 5, 2021

Defenses To Drug Possession

According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), there were approximately 110,000 drug-related arrests in Florida in 2019. A significant percentage of them, if not a majority of them, were for simple possession, as opposed to drug trafficking or distribution. If you have been arrested for drug possession, you may not think that… Read More »

Counterfeit January 15, 2021

Woman Shoots Man Over Counterfeit Cash In Drug Deal

A Boynton Beach woman met a man in a Publix parking lot to conduct a drug deal, and wound up shooting him several times after she determined that the cash he gave her in return was fake. The victim was taken to Delray Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, while the aggressor was booked on… Read More »

Marijuana4 January 8, 2021

Recreational Marijuana Is Still Illegal In Florida

The 2020 election saw five more U.S. states legalize marijuana in some form, with New Jersey, Arizona, South Dakota, and Montana approving recreational use (only for those over age 21 in New Jersey), and South Dakota and Mississippi legalizing the drug for medical use. As of this writing, this means that 15 states and… Read More »

Crime2 December 29, 2020

Do Mandatory Minimums Actually Prevent Drug Crime?

In early 2020, the Florida legislature took up a bill aimed at reducing mandatory minimum sentences in place for certain drug-related crimes. Historically, this has been a hot-button issue, but over time, measures like this have found more and more support among voters – even the Florida Prosecutors’ Association supported the 2020 measure. However,… Read More »

Drugs3 December 23, 2020

“Pill Mill” History Leads To Harsh Prescription Drug Abuse Laws

There are people in the United States that have legitimate reasons to take opiate painkillers, prescribed by their doctor – for example, chronic pain patients or those with terminal illnesses. However, for many years, there has been a growing epidemic in the country of people obtaining prescription painkillers under false pretenses, and those who… Read More »

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