What the Attorney General Has to Say About Florida’s New Marijuana Laws & Why Florida Residents Should Care

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What the Attorney General Has to Say About Florida’s New Marijuana Laws & Why Florida Residents Should Care Florida’s consistent effort at loosening over-restrictive marijuana laws may now have some new obstacles to overcome. With ultra-conservative Attorney General Jeff Sessions now leading the Justice Department, his rigid stance now threatens to halt further movement toward legalizing … Read more

Florida’s New Medical Marijuana Law

Florida’s New Medical Marijuana Law In 2014, Florida citizens legalized the use of a non-euphoric type of cannabis, referred to as Charlotte’s Web, for people who suffered from ailments such as uncontrollable seizures, cancer, and chronic muscle spasms. In 2016, the law was expanded to allow terminally ill cancer patients to use full-strength marijuana. Also in November 2016, … Read more

Marijuana: It’s Still Illegal, It’s Still a Crime

Marijuana: It’s Still Illegal, It’s Still a Crime Although medical use of marijuana became legal in Florida effective January 3, 2017, possession of nonmedical marijuana is still a crime under both state and federal law. Possession of less than 20 grams is a misdemeanor, but any quantity greater than that is a felony under both state and … Read more

When Does the Seizure of a Person Occur?  

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The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and Article 1, Section 12 of the Florida Constitution both provide protection against unreasonable warrantless searches and seizures. This includes the seizure, or arrest, of a person. Depending on the circumstances, there are different standards law enforcement must meet in order to comply with the constitutional mandates. There may be times when police officers … Read more

Racing on the Highway: Citations and Arrests

Whether you are thinking about street racing or have already been cited for racing on the highway, there are some things you need to know about the law. Even passengers in cars or spectators may be cited for their participation in such an event and need the help of a Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer. Florida … Read more

Stand Your Ground or Self-Defense: What is the Difference?

If you are facing an assault or manslaughter one of the first things your criminal defense attorney will attempt to determine is whether the charges were as a result of self-defense. Florida also has a stand your ground defense and it is imperative you understand the difference between the two defenses. What is Considered Self-Defense? … Read more

Can Police Force You To Give Blood In A Routine DUI Case?

If you are stopped for a suspected DUI in Florida, the police may  tell you that you must submit to a blood test or risk losing your driver’s license. While Florida’s implied consent laws mean that if you refuse a field sobriety test or a breathalyzer test,  you risk loss of your license; you do … Read more

What is Considered Domestic Violence in FL?

Domestic violence is a classification of charges versus a direct charge. Under Florida law, a domestic violence charge may be lodged if specific persons feel threatened. FL Statutes 2002 Section 741.28 defines domestic violence as “any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal … Read more