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Category: Drug Charges

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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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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