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The distinction between drug distribution and trafficking

The criminal justice system in America has many moving parts. Often, this can lead to confusion over the specifics of criminal offenses. A prime example of this lies with the distinction between drug distribution and trafficking. Understanding the difference between...

Can you legally pick up a prescription for a friend?

Imagine being stopped by the police with a bottle of pills on your passenger seat. The officer asks who they’re for, and you say they’re for a friend. They check the bottle, and it’s not in your name despite being a controlled substance. Can they arrest you? Will you...

Can I refuse to take a Breathalyzer test? 

There are several reasons why a police officer may make the decision to pull you over and request a Breathalyzer test. For example, they may claim that you had momentarily veered into the opposite lane and they think your eyes look glassy. Perhaps you have consumed...

Here is what Florida law says about aggravated assault

When you are facing criminal charges, it is often not clear what the charges imply and the potential consequences you could face. One thing for sure, however, is battery or felony charges attract stiff penalties in Florida. And the potential penalties for aggravated...

Common white-collar crimes committed in Florida

Many terms have come to be associated with white-collar crime. Some of these include “crimes of the powerful,” "economic crime," "upper world crime" and “abuse of power.” In a digital age where information flows all around us, white-collar crime is often more...

3 common misconceptions about a DUI

If the police give you a DUI ticket, you may be worried and confused. You are right to be concerned -- it is a serious charge with severe consequences.  Yet, there is no need to be confused. There are a lot of misconceptions about DUI charges, so knowing the facts is...

What constitutes drug possession?

People often think that possession of drugs means that the police officer found drugs on their person. In some cases, this is true -- but it’s not always the way charges happen. Understanding what really goes into a possession charge can make it easier to participate...

Is it possible to erase a record of arrest?

Even if you’re not convicted of a crime, there will be a record that you were arrested. On basic background checks, the arrest will come up, which may impact your ability to get hired for a job you want or to clear a check for other purposes. Helpfully, it is possible...