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PharmaFraud April 28, 2022

Palm Beach Man Pleads Guilty To Prescription Drug-Related Fraud

In late January 2022, a Palm Beach man pleaded guilty to one count of healthcare fraud for fraudulently billing Tricare and other Veterans’ Affairs healthcare programs, charging for compound medications that were not “medically necessary.” His is only one sentence in a far-reaching conspiracy that eventually saw several people charged with fraud. While it… Read More »

FedCrime April 12, 2022

Key Largo Woman Accused Of Drug Offenses Involving Minor Children

In late January 2022, a Key Largo woman and her friend were arrested on multiple drug charges, including possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia. Only the woman, however, was charged with child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, after allegations that she not only… Read More »

DrugCrime2 April 7, 2022

Boynton Beach Man Napping In Car Charged With 24 Counts Of Drug Possession

Sometimes, life just catches up with a person. In February 2022, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBCSO) got a call about a suspicious vehicle, and upon checking it out, found a young Boynton Beach man asleep in the car, with “pills … in plastic baggies” and other drug paraphernalia in plain view. Upon… Read More »

DrugCrime3 March 31, 2022

Mitigating Circumstances In Florida Drug Cases

When someone is arrested and charged with a drug offense in Florida, the charge is serious even if it is a misdemeanor. The state has some of the harshest drug laws in the country, and state’s attorneys prosecute most crimes involving drugs particularly harshly (these offenses are seen as damaging society as a whole,… Read More »

CrimDef9 March 24, 2022

Florida Legislature Ready To Crack Down On Kratom

In early January 2022, the Florida legislature advanced a potential bill aimed at regulating the herbal supplement known as kratom. Kratom comes from a type of tree, native to Southeast Asia, and kratom products are used primarily as alternatives to certain classes of pharmaceuticals, particularly opiates. If this bill passes, the sale of kratom… Read More »

DrugArrest2 March 17, 2022

Florida Lawyer Caught Trying To Smuggle Drugs Into Jail

In early January 2022, a Palm Beach attorney was arrested after trying to smuggle cocaine-soaked papers, disguised as legal documents, into the county jail. The attorney turned himself in, and was later released on bond after being charged with trafficking in cocaine, delivery of cocaine, and ‘introduction of contraband into a county facility.’ While… Read More »

DefenseLaw March 10, 2022

Defenses To Florida Drug Charges

Florida drug laws are some of the strictest in the United States, imposing significant sentences even for low-level offenses. However, this does not mean that it is impossible to argue in your own defense. An affirmative defense is an argument that effectively destroys the prosecution’s case, even if all of the allegations in the… Read More »

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