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Category: Drug Charges

Crack or Sugar? Deputies Mistake Costs Leon Sheriff’s Office $270k

May 19, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges

Sometimes the best defense in a criminal case can be as sweet as a pastry! In the case of Miles Evora, that was exactly what happened. Evora was wrongfully arrested in a routine traffic stop after two deputies claimed he had illegal substances in his vehicle. After waiting a long period for test results, it turned out that it was …

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Attorney General News Release – Emergency Rule Banning New Synthetic Drugs

May 3, 2022 Domestic Violence, Drug Charges

An emergency rule has been issued by Attorney General Ashley Moody to place a new synthetic drug in the Drug Schedule. The specific emergency rule is targeting the illegal substance known as “nitazenes” and the various compounds under it. Florida is still currently dealing with dangerous opioids such as fentanyl, which has seen several deadly cases in the last few …

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What is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day?

April 29, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is committed to protecting American citizens from the overwhelming overdose epidemic. As a way to ensure public health and safety, the DEA hosts the annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Unfortunately, unused prescription drugs often fall into the wrong hands. This could either be someone abusing the unnecessary pills, or someone selling them …

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Orange County Jail’s Fentanyl Trafficking Scheme

April 11, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges

A year ago this month, defendant Steven Albers was put in jail for bond violation after his conviction of aggravated assault. His criminal streak has not ended as authorities report he and his partner, Marshawn Barnes, were running a fentanyl trafficking operation from inside the jail. In this blog post, we’ll be exploring the full story, the penalties, and how …

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Spring Break Gone South – West Point Military Cadets Overdose on Fentanyl

March 22, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges

A group of cadets from the U.S. Military Academy of West Point in New York had a deadly encounter this Spring Break after overdosing on illegal substances supposedly laced with fentanyl. Out of the group of six young men, five overdosed and law enforcement in South Florida had to be called in order to save their lives. The scary situation …

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Spring Break in Florida – Drinks, Drugs, and Deadly Partying on the Rise

March 22, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges, Drunk Driving/DUI

As winter starts to melt away, flowers start to bloom, the air gets warmer, and everyone can feel that spring is in the air, crime also tends to crop up! Although sunny Florida has great weather year-round, there’s one specific thing we all love about spring: Spring Break! During the month of March, high schools and universities let out their …

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The Fight to Legalize Fentanyl Test Strips

March 22, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges

This week alone, fentanyl has been linked to at least 10 fatal drug overdoses in South Florida. Fentanyl is a synthetic drug said to be up to 50 times more potent than heroin and has been recently referred to as Florida’s deadliest opioid. Often, the dangers of fentanyl come about through its covert nature – many of those suffering overdoses …

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What Laws Apply on International Waters?

February 28, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges

What Laws Apply on International Waters? A Look into the Maritime Drug Law Enforcement Act Many people assume that when you’re on international waters, U.S. laws no longer apply. While this can be the case for activities such as gambling cruises and duty-free goods, it is not always the case. Drug smuggling is a serious offense in the United States, …

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Florida’s Legal Disposal Defense

February 24, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges

Drug possession charges can bear very severe consequences. Often, these consequences include fines, jail time, and probation. Not to mention the collateral consequences that can come from drug convictions, like difficulty finding a job, housing, or receiving public benefits. Luckily, many defenses are available to combat drug charges. One of the defenses is commonly referred to as “legal disposal.” What …

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