Over the last 25 years, state legislation has been increasing legal measures to address the ongoing war on drugs. Both Federal law and State statutes require a minimum mandatory sentence for high level drug crime charges. Drug crimes are usually considered serious felonies and the government does not hesitate to convict drug offenders. This […]
The government has been combatting drug trafficking and use for decades. Florida has been enforcing aggressive federal and state measures since Miami’s infamous drug bout in the earlier 1970s. Today, the State of Florida is on the forefront in law enforcement against the drug trade.
Drug crimes in Florida and Federal Courts carry penalties and […]
A sizeable number of people contact a Miami criminal lawyer because they have been accused of a drug offense. But, how do these drug offenses affect your driver’s license? How and why would your license be suspended due to a drug offense? If you are a Florida driver, then you probably already know that […]
On November 8th, 2016, Florida passed Amendment Two. This was known as Florida’s Medical Marijuana Initiative, and as the name suggests, it allows access to marijuana for medicinal purposes. The law passed with 71% of voters approving the bill, however it has been a time-consuming process attempting to implement the new rules.
In fact, the […]
When a regular citizen finds themselves on the receiving end of a criminal court case, it can be a normal response to feel rather helpless and even victimized. It can feel as though the ‘force of the government’ is being brought down upon you and there’s nothing you can do to stop it.
But as […]
The way that a police officer needs to go about handling an arrest is very sensitive and highly complex. There are certain things that a police officer may and may not do and if they don’t follow the precise protocol then the results from their actions may include the case being thrown out of […]
The United States is suffering from an opioid epidemic. Almost 80 people die of an opioid-related overdose daily. Over 30,000 Americans died in 2015 because of an opioid overdose. We have this crisis in America today because pharmaceutical companies push these drugs on people and doctors overprescribe them. They’re highly addictive. People addicted to […]
If you keep track of the news, you know that marijuana has been a topic of intense debate over the last year in Florida. Our criminal lawyers in Miami know this all too well. So what’s all the fuss? Presently marijuana is considered a schedule 1 controlled substance, meaning that the FDA doesn’t consider […]
If you’re facing drug possession charges in Miami, you may have an underlying drug problem you are unaware of. Most non-users don’t understand the real challenges drug addicts face on a daily basis. You may know people who are still under the assumption that drug addicts are simply lazy or weak-willed.
Of course the truth […]
Though the use of marijuana in the city of Miami – and throughout the entire state of Florida – remains controversial, using it on a medical or recreational basis has become more commonplace and more acceptable. In fact, the same can be said throughout the United States. At present time, medical marijuana has become […]
Synthetic drugs are being created all the time and for this reason it is difficult for law enforcement officers to keep up with the different variations of drugs that are available. However, there was recently a law passed that will apply to the different synthetic drugs that are now on the market and it […]
If you’ve been charged with a drug crime in Miami, then you need to get in contact with a drug lawyer in Miami. Call a good Miami criminal law firm if you’ve gotten in trouble. You don’t want to chance anything on something so big as a drug crime. A minor possession charge can […]
Oxycodone (OxyContin) is an opioid pain medication and a schedule 2 drug in Florida. This means it is considered as having a high potential for abuse and is subject to severe restrictions in medical treatment.
It is therefore also illegal to be in possession of Oxycodone without a valid prescription and it is a third-degree […]