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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 »

MarijuanaJoints March 3, 2022

Is Recreational Marijuana Legal In Florida?

As of this writing, there are 36 states and 4 territories in the United States that allow the use of medical marijuana under controlled oversight, while 18 states, 2 territories, and the District of Columbia allow nonmedical use of small amounts of marijuana. Florida currently has a medical marijuana program, but despite voters showing… Read More »

Crime February 24, 2022

What Is Constructive Possession?

When someone is stopped with drugs on their person, they can be charged with drug possession under Florida law in the overwhelming majority of cases. However, there is another type of “possession” that many do not understand. Constructive possession deals less with actually holding contraband in one’s hand or pockets, and more with having… Read More »

FedCrime February 16, 2022

Entrapment As A Defense To Florida Drug Charges

In Florida, it is not uncommon to hear that a person has been ‘set up,’ particularly when it comes to drug charges. However, in rare cases, they may actually be telling the truth. Entrapment is a legal term for situations in which law enforcement gets an innocent person to commit a crime that they… Read More »

CrimLegal February 10, 2022

Clearwater Man Denies Ownership Of Drugs … Found In His Underwear

On the morning of December 23, 2021, a Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputy stopped a man driving through Clearwater without his lights on. He searched the vehicle and the driver, finding a gun under the seat and drugs wrapped in plastic, secreted in the driver’s private area. When asked about ownership of the drugs in… Read More »

DrugArrest2 January 14, 2022

Asset Forfeiture In Florida Drug Cases

Both federal law and Florida state law permit a practice known as civil asset forfeiture (in some other jurisdictions, criminal asset forfeiture is legal, but not in Florida). However, civil asset forfeiture has come under fire in recent years, as countless police departments have been caught in scandal surrounding unfairly appropriated assets like cash… Read More »

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