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November 2017 Archives

Not a good idea to smoke marijuana before drunk driving hearing

If a person is called before a Florida criminal judge with the possibility of obtaining a plea agreement in a very serious situation, it's logical to assume that person would do everything in his or her power to gain the court's favor. It's also safe to assume it would not be in a defendant's best interests to participate in any activity leading up to a particular hearing that could possibly compromise one's case. A woman charged with drunk driving after a pedestrian collision in 2016 appears to have learned a tough lesson when the judge holding the power to grant or refuse a plea agreement in her case decided to rescind the offer when she tested positive for marijuana.

Drug charges filed against Florida hotel guest

A man who had been living in a Florida hotel for at least three weeks says he was quite disappointed to learn there may have been a methamphetamine lab in use at the hotel. In fact, he said, in light of news that drug charges were filed, he will likely move out and find a new place to stay. The man said even though today's world is more open to drug use, he does not think it's a good thing to have an active drug manufacturing setup in a local hotel.

Criminal defense situation in Florida continues to unfold

Police recently showed up at a home in Florida, wanting to have a look around. The situation resulted in three people facing an immediate need for criminal defense as they were arrested and charged with serious drug crimes. There were others in the house at the time; however, they were released, pending a continued investigation.

Court says prosecutors lack evidence of heroin crime in Florida

When someone is arrested in Florida on suspicion of a drug crime, it can take weeks or months for the case to be adjudicated. Awaiting a pretrial hearing can be a very stressful experience. However, it is sometimes well worth the wait. One man who was recently acquitted of heroin charges against him would likely agree.

Aggressive criminal defense often averts lengthy sentences

A man was recently sentenced in a Florida court to 30 years in prison. Even after he fulfills his sentence, he will remain under supervision for the rest of his life. The man has been officially listed as a habitual felony offender. Situations like this one are examples of why it is so crucial to secure experienced and aggressive criminal defense assistance before heading to court.

Clearing up confusion on Florida's marijuana laws

As many states begin to make changes to marijuana laws, it can be difficult to keep track. Different states have decided to decriminalize or legalize marijuana use according to varying circumstances and conditions. If you live in the Sunshine State, you have probably heard about the legalization of medical marijuana that has gone into effect this year. It is important to be aware that there are strict guidelines and limitations to using marijuana for medicinal purposes. Here is an overview of marijuana laws in Florida. Medical marijuana legalized In 2016, Florida voters approved the legalization of medical marijuana by passing the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, commonly referred to as Amendment 2. Amendment 2 went into effect on January 3, 2017. It allows individuals with certain diseases to be prescribed medical marijuana by a licensed physician. Eligible diseases and conditions include the following:

Cousins in custody may need help with criminal defense

An ongoing situation in Florida peaked on a recent Monday when police took two cousins into custody. Both will likely benefit from seeking criminal defense assistance in an attempt to avoid conviction regarding drug charges and other criminal allegations they face. Police say the arrests were made in conjunction with two undercover drug operations.

Major marijuana problems for 2 in Florida

When a Florida narcotics unit shows up at the door, the hours, weeks and perhaps years to follow may never be the same for those on the other side. Where marijuana allegations are concerned, situations can be very complicated. Federal law and state law may conflict, which can lead to some very challenging defense issues in court.

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