Archive for the ‘Drug Possession’ Category

  • A New Kind of Krokodil May Be Coming to Florida

    Posted in Drug Possession on October 4, 2013 by as-uXe9N2Au

    What do we know about this new flesh eating Krokodil? It first appeared in Eastern Russia in 2002 as a cheaper home-made alternative to heroin. It causes skin to deteriorate from the inside out. It’s deadly–in fact most people die within two to three years of using the drug. Its Krokodil (Russian for crocodile) and […]

  • Drug Related Deaths in Florida Drop by 9% in 2012

    Posted in Drug Possession on October 1, 2013 by as-uXe9N2Au

    Last year, 8, 330 people died in Florida in as a result drug use. If the number appears high–it shouldn’t. The state actually saw a 9% decrease in the amount of drug related deaths this year than in 2011 where the number was 9,135. The data was collected and released by the Florida Medical Examiners Commission. According, […]

  • Fake Drugs Bring Real Life Consequences in Florida

    Posted in Drug Possession on September 20, 2013 by as-uXe9N2Au

    Synthetic drug possession and use is a growing phenomenon in Florida. These are drugs that are designed to mimic the effects of amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy and other illegal drugs. The drugs are primarily sold in retail stores or online and are marketed under names such as “incense,” “potpourri,” “K2,” “spice,” and “bath salts.” The […]

  • Molly Is Not The Girl Next Door: It Is The New Miami Party Drug Next Door

    Posted in Drug Possession on September 13, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    In 2012 Madonna asked a group of young music lovers, “How many people in this crowd have seen Molly?” during her performance at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami. The comment sparked controversy because of its reference to a popular party drug MDMA also known by its slang-term, “Molly”. What is Molly? According to the Drug Enforcement […]

  • Maintaining a Dwelling for the Purpose of Drug Use is Punishable by Prison Time and Fines

    Posted in Drug Possession on July 27, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    Florida drug laws criminalize a number of activities that fall outside of the scope of possession or manufacturing of a controlled substance. Included in the state’s expansive anti-drug measures are laws that ban maintaining a dwelling – such as a house or apartment – for the purpose of using, selling or storing controlled substances like […]

  • Illegal vs. Legal Florida Drug Possession Laws

    Posted in Drug Possession on July 20, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    Under Florida drug possession laws, possession of a controlled substance without a valid prescription from a physician is illegal. Of course, some controlled substances like cocaine or heroine are not legally available even with a prescription. Illegal possession of controlled substances can lead to felony or misdemeanor drug charges depending on the amount possessed and […]

  • Marijuana Possession in Florida: A Look at the Penalties

    Posted in Drug Possession on June 18, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    Florida drug laws provide specific penalties for the conviction of possession of marijuana. These penalties range from jail time to fines and suspension of a driver’s license. The severity of the punishment will depend upon the amount of marijuana in question and factors like previous convictions for similar crimes. Possession of marijuana will be considered […]

  • Penalties for Selling Controlled Substances

    Posted in Drug Possession on March 4, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    The penalties for selling controlled substances depend on whether the charges are misdemeanor or felony. Prison time could range from less than a year to 30 years.

  • A Look at Schedules of Controlled Substances

    Posted in Drug Possession on February 27, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    Review the schedules of controlled substances. Schedule I drugs are most likely to be abused and have no medical use, such as marijuana.

  • Black Market Prescription Medications: Illegally Selling Prescription Drugs

    Posted in Drug Possession on February 25, 2013 by South Florida Criminal Attorney

    Black market prescription drug sales may include illegally selling drugs like pain pills, antidepressants, and stimulants. Penalties can include jail and fines.