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    Month: August 2018

    Florida Drug Court 101

    Florida created treatment-based, court-supervised rehabilitation programs to help nonviolent drug offenders recover from addiction without having to go to jail. From the outset, the programs sought to break the cycle of substance abuse that entraps many drug offenders. Today, each county in Florida may have a drug court plan that provides tailored [...]

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    Marijuana Arrests are Serious

    With the legalization of marijuana on the rise across the United States, it is easy to underestimate the seriousness of marijuana arrests. According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), most drug arrests involve illegal possession or abuse of marijuana. Additionally, 88 percent of marijuana arrests between the years 2001 and 2008 were for [...]

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    Sharing Your Prescription P...

    Giving Xanax to a friend or family member before a long flight—or lending someone else your old pain pills after suffering an injury may seem harmless. When it comes to sharing prescription pills—especially with friends or family—many people take a “who cares” attitude. However, in Florida, sharing prescription pills is actually a crime t [...]

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    Is Marijuana Possession Sti...

    Marijuana laws are changing in several states across the country. As laws change, it is not unusual to become confused with how marijuana laws impact you. According to federal law and the Controlled Substance Act, marijuana possession is illegal. Some states, however, have passed laws that make the recreational or medical use of marijuana lawful; [...]

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    Criminal Drug Defense Lawyer St. Petersburg Florida

    Common Fourth Amendment Vio...

    So the police caught you with illegal drugs in your possession. Now what? Although the police might pressure you to confess, you should instead carefully analyze whether police legally conducted the drug bust. Fortunately, the U.S. Constitution puts strict limits on how police can investigate potential drug crimes. If you are charged with drug poss [...]

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    Is Marijuana Legal in Florida?

    The subject of the legalization of marijuana has become a hot-button issue in recent years, with several states legalizing it for medical usage, and a few even legalizing it for recreational use. While marijuana usage for recreational purposes is still illegal in Florida, the Florida legislature approved the use of low-THC and non-smoked cannabis f [...]

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    How Penalties for Drug Crim...

    Any criminal charge or allegation related to possession or distribution of illicit drugs has the potential for harsh legal penalties and consequences. However, some drug charges have more serious penalties associated with them than others. Florida views drug charges seriously, and, upon conviction, offenders may be saddled with fines, courts costs [...]

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    Florida Drug Courts: What A...

    Were you aware that the state of Florida actually began the national drug court movement by creating the first drug court in the United States? Currently, Florida has close to 100 individual drug courts, which are split into adult drug courts, juvenile drug courts, and family dependency drug courts. But what are drug courts, and how can they bene [...]

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    Could You Soon Be Subject t...

    Did you know that after the recreational use of marijuana was legalized in Washington, D.C., fatal crashes involving those who recently utilized marijuana actually doubled in the district? As more states are voting on either easing restrictions on or legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, safety advocates are scrambling to develop a system [...]

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    Florida Law Keeping Step wi...

    On the street, it is often referred to as “spice” or “K2,” but synthetic marijuana, as well as synthetic copies of other controlled substances, become more common in St. Petersburg each day. Unfortunately, Florida’s synthetic drug laws are complex and ever changing, identifying substances even to their isomers. If you have been charged wi [...]

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