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What Aggravating Factors Can Affect the Severity of Drug Charges?

The criminal justice system is complicated, and the proceedings are often unpredictable. Although the state of Florida has mandatory sentences for convictions related to drug crimes, various aggravating factors can affect the consequences of a conviction. […]

By | April 20th, 2017|Categories: Criminal Defense|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What Constitutes Illegal Search and Seizure?

The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects individuals from unreasonable searches and seizures of their property by law enforcement personnel. A number of laws stem from the Fourth Amendment including those regarding safety inspections, surveillance and wiretaps, search warrants, and stop-and-frisks. […]

By | April 17th, 2017|Categories: Criminal Defense|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Does Florida Have a Racial Profiling Problem?

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the most common reason why people have contact with the police is traffic stops. Although 84 percent of white motorists believed police had a valid reason for stopping them in 2011, just 74 percent of Hispanic drivers and 68 percent of black drivers felt the same. […]

Broward County Elementary School Teacher Allegedly Tipped off Suspect in Drug Trafficking Sting

An elementary school teacher employed by Broward County Public Schools is facing charges of obstructing an official proceeding after she allegedly tipped off the target of a drug trafficking sting. The federal indictment indicates that Porsha Session, 31, learned about the operation through her relative, a Lauderhill Police Department detective who was assigned to the case. […]

What Is the Difference Between Possession and Trafficking?

Florida courts take drug crimes seriously because people who abuse substances aren’t just putting themselves in danger. They’re also risking the lives of those around them. For example, if someone gets behind the wheel while under the influence of drugs, he or she is also endangering everyone else on the road. […]

What Is Court-Ordered Rehab?

The criminal justice system is complicated, and no two cases are ever the same. In some situations, it is in the defendant’s best interests to negotiate for court-ordered rehab in lieu of a prison sentence. […]