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Can a swatting prank send you to jail?

You may remember an incident that occurred last December, in which a man from Los Angeles reportedly made a phone call to authorities in Kansas claiming to have killed his father, and that he was holding other relatives hostage with weapons. Armed law enforcement showed up at the unsuspecting man’s residence in Wichita, and they shot and killed him when they mistook an innocent gesture as him reaching for a weapon. Florida residents need to understand the grave consequences they can face for playing a prank that is becoming common among internet users.

Limitations of trying to determine BAC on your own

If you are like some people who drink, you may think you are probably safe to drive. That is, you are pretty sure, but you would like to have more concrete reassurance so you do not get charged with DUI. So, you turn to tools such as online BAC calculators or personal breath testing devices.

Make sure your traffic stop does not lead to drug charges

If you are pulled over on a Florida road for an alleged traffic violation, there are things you should and should not do. The officer can ask for your driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance, and you must provide these. The officer likewise can check to see if you have outstanding warrants and arrest you if you do. If you have no warrants, the traffic investigation is over and the only further thing the officer can do is write the ticket(s). He or she can do nothing else, such as ask you questions about unrelated matters or search your vehicle.

How marijuana use affects driving abilities

You may know that alcohol impairs your ability to drive, but what about marijuana? First, it is important to remember that possessing or using marijuana is still illegal in Florida. Second, if the police pull you over and detect THC in your system, you could face DUI charges on top of any drug charges. 

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:

States with the most drug and alcohol arrests on college campuses

It is no surprise that college is a time for exploration, experimentation and rebellion. Many college students will drink or do drugs at parties. In fact, there were almost 45,000 drug and alcohol arrests at college campuses in 2014 according to a report from ProjectKnow. 

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