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Category: Drug Charges

Trafficking Fentanyl Charges Against Two Central Florida Men

January 30, 2023 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges, News & Announcements

Getting caught in the possession of a controlled substance can have harsh consequences. However, the punishment becomes much more severe if the person is accused of trafficking the controlled substance. Trafficking implies the illegal transporting of controlled substances.   Two men in Central Florida have been arrested on drug trafficking charges after a man in Volusia County overdosed due to …

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Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child – Fentanyl Overdose

January 14, 2023 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges, News & Announcements, Violent Crimes

When a person is charged with manslaughter, they are accused of being responsible for the death of another person, albeit without the premeditation element which would make it a murder charge. Depending on the circumstances of the case, a person can be charged with aggravated manslaughter, which comes with more severe penalties. In a recent Florida case, two individuals have …

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The Deal with Driving High in Florida

January 14, 2023 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges, Drunk Driving/DUI

Law enforcement across the nation is on the same page when it comes to driving under the influence of alcohol—it’s against the law. However, there is more of a discussion when it comes to driving under the influence of marijuana or cannabis. Several states have made recreational marijuana use legal, while Florida has made it legal for medical purposes. This …

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Hillsborough County Deputy Arrested for Selling Edibles to Inmates

January 11, 2023 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges

When an individual is caught with the possession of illegal substances, depending on the substance the state may try to prosecute to the full extent. This is especially true when illegal substances are sold to others. In a recent Florida case, a jail deputy has been arrested for selling controlled substances to jail inmates. This article will provide the case …

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What are the Legal Consequences of Giving Drugs to a Minor?

November 11, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges

Florida has strict laws on controlled substances. There are varying criminal charges for people who get caught with the possession, intent to sell, or manufacturing of an illicit substance. While the penalties are harsh when selling to people over the age of 18, Florida enhances the possible punishment when selling to minors. This article will provide information on delivering drug …

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Can I Buy Weed from Circle K?

November 4, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges, News & Announcements

Word travels fast—and it seems like everyone is looking at Circle K after its owner announced a new partnership set to begin next year. The gas station franchise is pairing up with one of the nation’s largest cannabis producers to bring medical marijuana to gas stations (or at least right next door.) The announcement has raised lots of questions, such …

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Driver Found Guilty in Vehicular Homicide Case Involving Huffing

November 2, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges, Drunk Driving/DUI, News & Announcements

Even some legal substances can still get you in trouble with the law. “Huffing” has started to become more popular in recent years among teens and young adults. The practice takes everyday cleaning supplies and makes them illegal by inhaling or ingesting them. A recent case in South Florida shows just how dangerous huffing can be—resulting in one family’s death …

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Florida Drug Bust Results in 85lbs of Fentanyl

November 1, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges

In the last several months, Florida has seen a huge increase in fentanyl-related cases. The most recent case was an investigation with local Florida law enforcement, with the help of the FBI and Homeland Security. Attorney General Ashley Moody’s Office released a statement regarding the most recent case, in which over 50lbs of fentanyl—along with other illegal substances—were seized. We …

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What is Rainbow Fentanyl?

November 1, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges

The DEA has released a warning on “rainbow fentanyl” after police seized 12,000 fentanyl pills from the Los Angeles airport last week. The brightly colored pills contain the highly toxic drug fentanyl but were found hidden inside candy boxes such as Skittles and SweeTarts. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is extremely dangerous, and often lethal. In Florida alone, there …

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