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Category: Drug Charges

The Dangers of Nitrous Oxide

May 29, 2023 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges

The misuse and illicit sale of nitrous oxide for recreational use has become alarming in the last few years. Nitrous oxide, an anesthetic agent found in medical and dental procedures, has recently been abused at music festivals and other realms for partygoers. What is misleading about the substance is that it is legal to purchase it in Florida. However, there …

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Drug Busts at Music Festivals

May 24, 2023 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges

Music festivals have been around for decades, and thousands of people of all ages attend festivals around the U.S. each year. One common issue that arises at music festivals is the possession and distribution of controlled substances. Law enforcement is known to go undercover at music festivals to try and target those who attempt to sell drugs or other unlawful …

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Sixth Circuit Court Judge Denies Defendant’s Use of Medical Marijuana

May 10, 2023 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges, News & Announcements

When a defendant is convicted of a criminal offense and sentenced to probation, it is ultimately the judge who decides on the rules and regulations of the probation term. In Florida, this can include visits with the probation officer and random drug testing. After a recent probation hearing in Florida, a Clearwater judge is now being criticized for not allowing …

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LCSO Warns Citizens on Spike in Fentanyl Overdoses

April 28, 2023 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges, News & Announcements

Since March 31st, 2023, Leon County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) has responded to five separate incidents of fentanyl-suspected drug overdoses. From those incidents, seven different victims experienced what they believed to be an overdose after ingesting Oxycodone or Percocet pills that were laced with fentanyl. Luckily, none of the five incidents resulted in any deaths, due to first responders acting quickly …

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FDA Approves Over the Counter Narcan

April 1, 2023 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges

There are many risks when it comes to using controlled substances. The person in possession of the substance can be arrested and face criminal charges. There is also the concern for the person’s health and wellbeing, which has become more of a dire need in terms of opioid usage in the United States. This week, the FDA approved the use …

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Seminole County Teacher Charged with Trafficking Fentanyl

April 1, 2023 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges, News & Announcements

Not only is fentanyl an extremely dangerous substance that can result in death, it can also cause serious legal repercussions. A person caught with even a small amount of fentanyl in their possession can face charges for trafficking. In a recent Florida case, a Sanford teacher has been arrested after police found enough fentanyl to charge her with trafficking. This …

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The Cost of Recidivism – Man Arrested for Selling Fentanyl After Bail Release

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

When a person is released from jail or prison and commits another crime within a certain amount of time, it is considered recidivism. This term is a complicated one and has been a consistent concern for both State and Federal lawmakers. In one recent Florida case, a man has contributed to the rate of recidivism after getting arrested for fentanyl …

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Arrest at Orlando Airport for 38lbs of Meth Found in Suitcase

March 11, 2023 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges

The state of Florida takes drug trafficking and distribution extremely seriously. We have previously written about the increase in cases involving dangerous drugs such as methamphetamine and fentanyl. The reality is that if you attempt to sell or distribute drugs in and out of Florida, you could face extremely harsh consequences. In one recent case, a California man was arrested …

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Judge Issues an Arrest Warrant for Rapper Kodak for Violating his Bail Conditions

March 1, 2023 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges, News & Announcements, Probation Violation

In certain circumstances, a person arrested for a criminal offense may be offered bail or a pretrial release. However, such an offer comes with usually strict rules that the defendant must follow. If any of the terms of bail are violated, it could result in the defendant being taken back into custody. In a recent case in Broward County, rapper …

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