Violations of the New Medical Marijuana Laws

Violations of the New Medical Marijuana Laws   Florida is one of 29 states that has legalized the use of medical marijuana. However, that does not mean that it has loosened up on its criminal law regarding marijuana. Possession and distribution without authorization are still criminal offenses that can warrant a felony charge in Florida. Driving under the influence … Read more

How to Get the Medical Marijuana in Florida: The Process

How to Get the Medical Marijuana in Florida: The Process Florida passed Amendment 2, which is also known as Florida’s Medical Marijuana Initiative, on November 8, 2016. It passed with 71% of voters approving the bill. However, implementing the law has been a time-consuming process. Today, the legislature is still altering many aspects of the new law, including … Read more

Aggravated Manslaughter: Leaving a Child in a Hot Car

Aggravated Manslaughter: Leaving a Child in a Hot Car Recently, a Florida firefighter was charged with aggravated manslaughter in the death of his toddler. The firefighter put his two children in the backseat of his car around 8:30 a.m., dropped off his daughter at kindergarten and then forgot about his toddler son. The child spent … Read more

Florida Medical Marijuana Laws are Confusing: What Residents Need to Know

Florida Medical Marijuana Laws are Confusing: What Residents Need to Know As state legal codes become increasingly complicated, it can be difficult for citizens to keep track of current and upcoming changes to the laws they are expected to live by, even those that may affect their lives. Even worse, is the barrage of news and opinion pieces that surround … Read more

It’s Not Just Sex!

It Isn’t Just Sex! Making Sense of Florida’s Complicated Prostitution Laws   It is an accepted fact that Florida’s prostitution laws are stringent, as part of the state’s resolve to diminish or extinguish the prostitution industry and help stop the serious problem of sex trafficking. As these laws have become tougher, they have also become much more complicated. … Read more

Obtaining Medical Marijuana in Florida: The Process

Florida passed Amendment 2, which is also known as Florida’s Medical Marijuana Initiative, on November 8, 2016. It passed with 71% of voters approving the bill. However, implementing the law has been a time-consuming process. Today, the legislature is still altering many aspects of the new law, including how the marijuana will be dispensed and grown. As a … Read more

Florida’s Tougher Prostitution Laws: What Residents & Guests Should Know

Recent changes in the state’s prostitution laws have created problems for those who live in or enjoy visiting the Sunshine State. In fact, Florida statute 796.07 offers a laundry list of activities that can lead to being charged with the unfortunate crime of prostitution.  A Statute Covering a Wide Variety of Potential Offenses Because the statute is … Read more

Florida Marijuana Laws: What to Know to Keep Your Summer Fun

Florida Marijuana Laws: What to Know to Keep Your Summer Fun Florida has long been a mecca for those looking for the benefits of a mild climate, beautiful beaches, and clear blue water. According to recent statistics, Florida had more than 87 million visitors in 2011, continuing its position as a top global travel destination. Because many of these visitors arrive from … Read more

Charged with a Crime? An Overview of Florida Law on Offer for Prostitution and Sale of Narcotic Offenses

Charged with a Crime? An Overview of Florida Law on Offer for Prostitution and Sale of Narcotic Offenses   Knowledge is always the best defense, especially when a Florida resident or visitor is accused of a serious crime or offense, such as an offer for prostitution or the sale of narcotics. With criminal defense attorney Jacksonville FL … Read more