Violations of the New Medical Marijuana Laws

Violations of the New Medical Marijuana Laws   Florida is one of the 29 states that has legalized the use of medical marijuana. However, this legalization does not imply a relaxation of criminal laws regarding marijuana. Unauthorized possession and distribution remain criminal offenses that can result in felony charges. Additionally, driving under the influence of marijuana is … 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

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

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

Lesser Included Offense

Lesser Included Offense   In Florida, it is not uncommon for prosecutors to charge a criminal defendant with several offenses even though they all arose from the same conduct. For example, a defendant may be charged with simple possession of cocaine and also with the possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute. In order to prove … Read more