All laws, at least in theory, are created with the intention of improving the lives, safety, and welfare of the public. Florida passed its anti-opioid laws with similarly good intentions, hoping to take high-level opioid traffickers off the streets. Years after Florida started its crackdown against opioids in the 1990s, there are reasons to suggest…

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…

According to law enforcement officials, South Florida experiences one opioid overdose every 2 hours. 1,400 South Florida deaths in 2015 alone were traceable to opioid overdoses. The issue, unfortunately, is not solely limited to South Florida. The rest of Florida and the country as a whole is grappling with the opioid epidemic as well. The Department…

The reality of synthetic drugs is that, all too often, lawmakers and law enforcement are a step slow on making a substance illegal. Just as soon as one substance is outlawed, the chemistry of a synthetic drug would be tweaked in such a way that a new drug must then be added to Florida’s list…

In the spring of 2014, Florida’s legalization of medical marijuana came just shy of the 60% threshold needed to become a legal reality. Still, with 58% of Floridians supporting the constitutional amendment, the 60% benchmark was just out of reach. In the years since, incremental steps have been taken to inch Florida closer to the…

To curb opioid abuse by drug addicts and drug dealers in Florida, the state passed legislation in 2010 requiring pain medication centers to be doctor owned and registered with the state. About 10 years ago, Florida was the epicenter of opiate misuse, and the physicians purchasing the highest amounts of oxycodone were located in Florida….

Recently, a Northwest Florida man was told to stay off of a motel’s property, and police were called on a trespassing complaint. Once the police located the man, they asked the man if he “had anything on his person that might get him into trouble.” The man complied with the request, offering up a plastic…

The marijuana debate in Florida has been a longstanding debate with deeply held opinions on both sides of the aisle. Recently, however, the tide may be turning in favor of those who wish to see marijuana legalized. In Florida’s recent attempts to pass medical cannabis legislation, voters and state lawmakers alike were unconvinced. However, Republican…

If you have experienced a Florida drug trafficking arrest, you already know how life-changing that can be. Just being charged with such a crime damages your reputation and puts your job at risk. If you are a divorced or divorcing parent, child custody and visitation may be in jeopardy. If convicted, depending on the drug…

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