Dogs are more than furry, four-legged companions; they can serve as a powerful tool for law enforcement officials. Their noses are uniquely equipped for sniffing out the faintest scent of drugs, so they are especially well-suited to conducting official searches for illicit substances during K-9 traffic stops in Florida. Unfortunately, when incorporated in routine traffic stops, K-9 units…

In recent years, several states across the country have been easing up their penalties for possession of marijuana. In fact, some states (such as California, Colorado, and Washington) have legalized recreational marijuana in various capacities. The state of Florida still has among the toughest penalties on drug use and possession, including marijuana. While marijuana penalties…

For many years, the state of Florida has been fighting a war on drugs, especially against addictive painkillers such as hydrocodone and oxycodone. In the early 2000s, at the height of the pill-mill trade, the prevalence of these drugs caused state lawmakers to respond with harsh drug trafficking laws. In fact, Florida state laws are…

Using and trafficking drugs in Florida is a major offense that attracts a punishment of hefty fines and a long time in jail. That is why you should not take a charge of drug possession or drug trafficking lightly. If a law enforcement officer finds drugs on you, you could either be charged for possession…

Tips from a defense attorney near me Drug-related criminal offenses are very serious. Even one conviction can result in harsh penalties. If you have been arrested, you should immediately contact a lawyer. Rather than risking a long sentence, start by considering 3 ways an attorney can help with a Florida drug offense or related criminal…

It may be surprising how a simple criminal conviction can change your life in Northwest Florida. In fact, there are a number of negative implications that such an occurrence can have on you for years to come. Problems you face can include difficulties getting a job, public humiliation and difficulties securing loans. The Inability to…

Legal tips for Northwest Florida residents If you have been arrested or accused of a criminal offense, you should contact a criminal defense attorney straight away. A knowledgeable Florida criminal defense solicitor can protect your rights through every stage of the legal process. Often, their expertise can save you from a jail term, as they…

Legal tips for Northwest Florida residents Anyone who has been accused of a crime is entitled to hire a criminal defense attorney to help defend them. However, not all clients and prospective clients are aware of the responsibilities of a criminal defense attorney. The role of a criminal defense attorney extends far beyond just trying…

This blog post is part 2 of our Spring Break series. You can read the first blog post here. If you have been cited or arrested for underage drinking it is important that you consult with an experienced attorney. The consequences of a conviction or guilty plea can follow a person for years. A first…

During Spring Break, underage drinking laws are strictly enforced in Destin and Fort Walton Beach. The Okaloosa and Walton County Sheriff’s Offices patrol the beach and adjacent neighborhoods looking for violators. The deputies are in uniforms and plain clothes, on foot and on ATVs. They carry detection devices to sample drink containers of anyone they…

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