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Drug Charges for Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine abuse and addiction are serious problems in Florida. Because of the addictive potential of this drug, Florida law classifies it as a schedule II controlled substance.

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Traffic and Criminal Charges: What You Should Know

As a motorist who frequents the streets of Florida, you may not realize that certain types of driving behaviors can result in criminal charges. When driving, you pay careful attention to conditions and other motorists to minimize your risk of collision or accident.

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Open-Carry Ban in Florida Upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

News sources report that Florida’s open carry law, which bans openly carrying firearms, has been upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States. The lower court’s ruling was upheld by the high court when it refused to hear the case on a writ of certiorari.

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Racial Factors Can Have Impact on Sentencing

Black men in Florida and across the United States have good reason for concern when facing sentencing in a criminal case. A study by the U.S. Sentencing Commission has shown that in many cases, Black men receive longer sentences than those of white men convicted of the same or similar crimes.

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Understanding Your Administrative Suspension After Your DUI

The courts consider driving under the influence to be a very serious crime. As such, individuals who face DUI charges stand to lose their driving rights.

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Florida Police Arrest 16, Charge 20 with Drug Dealing

Sarasota police announced that 20 individuals have been charged with dealing drugs as part of an undercover investigation known as Operation Corner Stone. Of those charged, 16 have been arrested so far, and police are still looking for the other four.

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Florida Man Charged with Drunk Driving and Child Neglect

A 37-year-old Florida man has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and child neglect after allegedly driving more than 100 mph while intoxicated, and with his three children in the car. After being taken into custody and booked, the man was taken to a detention facility in Pinellas County.

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Tiger Woods Prepares to Enter DUI Diversion Program

On Oct. 24, it was reported that Tiger Woods was preparing to enter a diversion program in Florida designed for those accused of driving while intoxicated by intending to plead guilty in court on Oct. 27. According to authorities, the program that the 41-year-old pro golfer was scheduled to attend had less than 1 percent of participants reoffend after completing it.

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Study Shows Racial Disparity in Plea Bargains

Some nonwhite defendants in Florida may be under more pressure to accept a plea deal and might receive less favorable terms than white defendants. According to a study that looked at misdemeanor cases in Wisconsin, the likelihood that white people will have a misdemeanor dropped, dismissed or reduced is 74 percent higher than it is for black people.

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Possession of Donut Glaze Case Ends in Payout for Florida Man

A Florida man has received a settlement related to his arrest on drug charges in December 2015. What turned out to be donut glaze was mistaken for crystal meth by a police officer, who arrested the man when she saw the flaky substance on the floorboard of the man’s vehicle.

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