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Category: Drug Charges

What is Grand Theft of a Controlled Substance?

September 10, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges, Theft/Property Crimes

When someone is accused of stealing an item or property belonging to someone else, it is considered a theft crime. In Florida, theft crimes can range from petit theft to grand theft, depending on the value of the stolen property. Theft penalties are more severe for high-value stolen property. Under Florida law, it is against the law to steal any …

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Polk County’s Largest Wiretap Investigation

August 27, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges, News & Announcements

The largest single wiretap investigation just busted a massive amount of drugs in Polk County. In total, 85 people were arrested, and the drugs recovered value to over $12 million. The investigation began in 2020 and has now successfully been solved with the help of both local and federal authorities. We will cover the details of the case and how …

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Florida’s Continuous Clash Between Cannabis and Guns

August 15, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges, News & Announcements

The fight for allowing medical marijuana users the ability to purchase firearms continues in the state of Florida. We have already covered information on Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried’s case being brought to the Supreme Court. Now the Department of Justice has filed a motion to dismiss her lawsuit, leading to outrage by Fried. We will provide details on the lawsuit, …

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What is the North Star Task Force?

August 6, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges, News & Announcements

Dangerous drugs such as fentanyl and methamphetamine are on the rise in Florida. We have previously covered cases in which marijuana or cocaine is found laced with fentanyl, creating deadly results for those who consume it. With the growing popularity of illicit drugs in the state, various counties have come together to create a task force with over two dozen …

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Suspect Connected to Drug Overdoses in Leon County Arrested

July 22, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges, News & Announcements

Two individuals in Leon County have now been arrested and charged with multiple counts of drug possession and trafficking. After the Leon County Sheriff’s Office’s Narcotics Unit obtained a warrant during a drug investigation, they found two people with a large quantity of drugs in their possession. Now that the two individuals have been arrested, we will cover the details …

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Ketamine’s Rise in Popularity- Is it Legal in Florida?

July 15, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges

Ketamine has been rising in popularity recently after the FDA approved a form of ketamine for treatment-resistant depression. Since then, ketamine’s popularity has risen to treat severe mental illnesses. Ketamine infusion centers have popped up across the country, including here in Florida. This blog will explain how ketamine is used by medical professionals and the legality of ketamine. What is …

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THE PRESCRIPTION DEFENSE- EXPLAINING THE DEFENSE THAT THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WAS LAWFULLY OBTAINED

June 12, 2022 Drug Charges

Florida’s war on drugs has made the state one of the strictest when it comes to illegal substances. Being found guilty of illegally possessing a controlled substance could have you facing harsh penalties since most cases are treated as felonies. Not only could you face prison time but could be looking at lifelong effects if found guilty. This type of …

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Traffic Stop Leads to Massive Drug Bust

June 9, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges

Getting stopped by the police is already a high-stress situation. It’s always important to remember to stay calm and know your rights. In some instances, when a police officer stops you for one offense, it can lead to several more serious offenses if they find something illegal on you. Florida is known for being extremely strict when it comes to …

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Hold my Beer turns to “Hold My Meth Pipe”

June 2, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges

A recent incident in Haines City highlights how one crime can lead to several more serious charges. A local Florida man had an accidental crash at a nearby Publix, which already caused quite the commotion. However, what only made matters worse was when he finally talked to the police—and gave away an “honest truth” that resulted in several more criminal …

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