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Category: Drug Charges

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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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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