With public opinion quickly shifting on the legalization of medical and recreational cannabis, it’s only a matter of time before the substance is legal in most states — or even at the federal level. Until recently, however, recreational marijuana in Florida has remained a step behind many other states. Not only does recreational marijuana remain…

Drug trafficking holds stiff consequences in Okaloosa County and throughout the state of Florida, where seemingly ordinary individuals can face years behind bars if charged with this felony crime. The bar for trafficking can be surprisingly low, with ‘knowing possession’ often deemed sufficient to place accused individuals behind bars. Your response in the aftermath of…

Drug busts have hit headlines in Okaloosa County on several occasions as of late. Most notable, perhaps, was the effort targeting the organization known as ‘Operation Crazy 8,’ which ultimately led to 21 arrests. Most local drug arrests do not resemble this operation, however, and in many cases, defendants are able to avoid conviction due to…

Mainstream attitudes regarding marijuana are changing quickly in Florida and across the nation. Medical marijuana, in particular, is highly favored among Floridians. A surprising 71 percent of Florida residents approved of medical marijuana as of 2017. Recreational marijuana may not see as strong of public support, but proponents expect that it will eventually be legal. Until…

The opioid crisis has wrought untold devastation on the state of Florida. According to data from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), this drug epidemic claimed a shocking 3,245 lives in Florida in 2017 alone. Local legislators are determined to bring that number down as soon as possible. They recognize, however, that Florida mandatory…

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 Florida underage drinking may lead to a conviction or guilty plea and can…

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. It is critical that you understand underage drinking laws in Okaloosa…

If you have been accused of possession or another drug-related crime, you can’t afford to take a passive approach to your case. Florida courts are notoriously harsh in their dealings with alleged drug offenders. The right FL drug offense attorney could play a key role in guiding you through the complications of your drug case; careful…

Cocaine addiction is a huge problem in Florida, where many people are arrested for possession every year. Consequences can be harsh, so it’s crucial to make every effort to work with a skilled lawyer with considerable experience in drug-related cases. Your lawyer’s efforts could spell the difference between jail time, probation, or dismissed charges. Read on to learn more about…

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…

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