After reviewing over 250 drug cases handled by a corrupt former sheriff's deputy, more than 100 charges were dropped, and the sentences of eight people were vacated. Several people have also filed lawsuits against the former deputy. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating.
A 12-year-old was arrested on criminal charges recently after he gave marijuana-laced gummies to kids in his gym class, according to the sheriff in Polk County.
If you are facing criminal charges, it is easy to feel like the world is against you. Fortunately, every suspect who has been arrested has at least one ally. Beyond the support of family and friends, a lawyer can build a defense and challenge possible evidence used to file the complaint against you.
Frequently, we hear of cases that show why it's so important to pursue a vigorous defense in a criminal case.
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As someone who is accused of a crime, it's in your best interests to move quickly and develop a solid defense explaining your actions. Every case is different, which is why it's wise to work with someone who understands the ins and outs of the law along with how the specifics of your case could affect the charges and implications of a conviction.
Drug penalties vary based on the class of drugs used or sold. Depending on the kind of drug you're caught with, you could face a misdemeanor or felony, fines or imprisonment.
Deondre Francois, a Florida State quarterback, has been working hard to recover from a previous injury and to impress his football coach. However, despite all his good intentions, a two-month drug investigation led to a search warrant being issued for his home in Tallahassee. There, the police discovered a mixture of marijuana and tobacco along with other drug-related items.
If you know someone or have been the person who was addicted to drugs, you know how serious an addiction is. People who abuse drugs may not have the option to buy additional needles or syringes, making each dose potentially dangerous for reasons other than the drug alone.
Legislators in Florida are calling for drug reform, and that reform could be positive for you if you face drug charges. There are bills seeking judicial discretion for mandatory minimum sentences, which would allow judges more leeway in deciding on a person's sentence. Along with this legislation, lawmakers also hope to increase the total funding for substance abuse treatment. They would like to add another $50 million to the budget for substance abuse treatment alone.