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Handcuffs4 January 20, 2023

Drugs With Legitimate Uses Can Still Be Illegal

When the average person hears about drug-related crime, most of the time, incidents involving illegal drugs are being discussed. However, it is also quite common for drugs that have legal, accepted medical uses to pop up in crime reports for unlawful possession, sale, or even trafficking. If you are arrested and charged with possession… Read More »

Jail6 January 13, 2023

Mandatory Minimum Sentences For Florida Drug Offenses

The first mandatory minimum prison sentences for drug crimes came about in 1984 with the Crime Control Prevention Act (CCPA) at the federal level, enacted as part of the so-called War on Drugs. Ever since then, sentences have lengthened and judge’s discretion has slowly become less relevant, both at the federal level and the… Read More »

DrugArrest2 January 5, 2023

Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia Under Florida Law

There are many different types of drugs, and just as many different ways for humans to pack, sell, and ingest them. Because of this, items like syringes, water pipes, scales, rolling papers, scales and containers of all shapes and sizes may be classified as drug paraphernalia, and possession of these items may get a… Read More »

DrugCrime3 December 20, 2022

Explaining Florida Drug Trafficking

Florida law treats drug crimes very seriously, given its history with drug offenses and its habitually high use rate (statistics from the Florida Department of Health estimate that there were 316.8 drug arrests per 100,000 people, which is in the top quarter in the United States). Drug trafficking is seen as one of the… Read More »

Arrested5 December 15, 2022

Arrested In Florida, Live Out Of State – What Do I Do?

Tourism is arguably the most important part of Florida’s economy, with approximately 104 million travelers visiting the state in the first three quarters of 2022 (about a 15 percent increase over 2021). Travelers love Florida for its weather and on-the-go lifestyle, but sometimes, it is all too easy to make bad decisions or get… Read More »

Jail4 December 8, 2022

Can First-Time Florida Drug Offenders Go To Jail?

If you have been charged with a Florida drug offense for the first time, emotions are likely running high. Dealing with law enforcement can be frightening for someone who has never been in trouble with the law before – but it is crucial to understand how high the stakes may be in your case,… Read More »

Drugs5 November 30, 2022

Two Charged With Distributing Cocaine Through Postal Service

In October 2022, a Lakewood Ranch mail carrier and her boyfriend were indicted by a grand jury in Tampa, accused of possession with intent to distribute and conspiracy to distribute over 5 kilograms of cocaine. The mail carrier would allegedly receive parcels from Puerto Rico for delivery in Florida, but a multi-agency investigation showed… Read More »

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