Jacksonville Law Blog

Does jail time help with addiction?

Many people who are arrested on drug charges are actually just addicted to those drugs. For instance, there are many stories about people using painkillers to treat authentic ailments and then becoming addicted to them over time. This could happen, for example, with...

Will Florida legalize testing tools that prevent drug deaths?

Drug paraphernalia laws in states across the country – including Florida – are typically very broad. They often include items that are used to test substances. Florida law regarding paraphernalia includes “testing equipment used, intended for use, or designed for use...

What is the mishandling of evidence?

In a criminal case, the mishandling of evidence may result in the case ending in the defendant’s favor. Evidence is the core of any case, so when that evidence goes missing or is mishandled in another way, it’s reasonable to point that out as a part of your defense....

Chain of custody errors and your defense: What to know

If you are facing criminal charges of any kind, the evidence before court plays a significant role in determining the final verdict since it helps the prosecution prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. When the evidence against you is overwhelming, you may think...

Have you been entrapped into a sex act by the police?

You may be stunned and angry after being charged with a child sex crime. Your mind may also be working overtime, trying to pinpoint when this may have happened—but you come up blank. As a police officer begins questioning you, you remember something—but you never...

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