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Is Marijuana Now Legal In Florida?

By Jeff Brown |

On November 8th, voters in Florida legalized medical marijuana by approving Amendment 2, meaning that anyone who has a prescription may legally purchase and use marijuana under some circumstances. However, it is important to note that the state of Florida will first need to create some rules concerning how the state will regulate the… Read More »

Prescription Drugs Can Lead To Serious Criminal Charges

By Jeff Brown |

When most people think of drug crimes, they likely first think of offenses involving cocaine, heroin, crack, or methamphetamine. However, these are not the only types of drugs that can lead to arrest, serious criminal charges, and felony convictions. Prescription drugs can also lead to criminal cases when they are unlawfully possessed, sold, or… Read More »

Marijuana-related DUI in Boca Raton

By Jeff Brown |

When most individuals think of driving under the influence (DUI), they tend to think of drunk driving. While most DUI cases do involve alcohol, a driver can face equally serious penalties if they are suspected of driving under the influence of marijuana. With the attitude toward marijuana relaxing in many states and even legalization… Read More »

Medical Conditions Can Be Mistaken as DUI

By Jeff Brown |

When a law enforcement officer arrests a driver on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), the suspicion often arises because the driver showed signs of intoxication during a traffic stop or following a car accident. Typical signs of intoxication cited by police officers include as follows: Slurred speech; Odor of alcohol; Red, watery… Read More »

Supreme Court Places Restrictions on the Use of Drug-Sniffing Dogs During Traffic Stops

By Jeff Brown |

Traffic stops are the most common form of interaction that the public has with law enforcement. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, these types of interactions accounted for 44 percent of all face-to-face contact that citizens had with police. While the vast majority of traffic stops result in a verbal warning or perhaps… Read More »

Florida Law Enforcement Focused on New Drug

By Jeff Brown |

A new drug has made quite the entrance on the Florida scene, causing a large number of bizarre events and attracting the attention of law enforcement officers and prosecutors in South Florida. The drug, known as flakka, is described by the National Institute of Drug Abuse as a dangerous synthetic formula called alpha-PVP, short… Read More »

Fort Lauderdale Teen Faces Serious Drug-related Charges

By Jeff Brown |

A teen from Fort Lauderdale finds himself facing several criminal charges issued by prosecutors in Palm Beach County following an altercation with law enforcement officers late last month. Police officers were reportedly investigating a tip that a man was doing drugs near the Sandalfoot Square shopping center when they smelled the odor of marijuana… Read More »

Marijuana Possession in Boca Raton

By Jeff Brown |

Laws regarding marijuana possession have become increasingly relaxed in numerous states. For example, 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for approved medical purposes. Additionally, 18 states have passed measures decriminalizing certain instances of marijuana possession. Decriminalization generally means that a first-time offense for possession of a small amount meant for… Read More »

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