Many drug crimes have their roots in addiction -- which is something that Florida's courts have finally begun to recognize through a program known as "drug court." When completed successfully, drug court can help defendants avoid jail time and possibly even a felony record.
Working in the tech industry these days is incredibly exciting -- but it's also fraught with dangers due to outmoded legislation and overeager prosecutors who can, quite literally, create a crime out of virtually nothing.
For many people who have been charged with drug possession of other criminal charges, one of the first questions involves their privacy rights. What if the police found incriminating evidence in a way that seemed unfair? Are the police allowed to do anything they want when it comes to searching your home or car?
Imagine this: You ask your buddy for a ride to work and the police pull him over for speeding. The officer decides that your friend looks stoned, which eventually leads to a search of the vehicle.
If you encounter the police, they will sometimes take your property: your car, your money or other belongings. This can even happen to people who haven’t done anything wrong. When the police take your property, it’s called “asset seizure,” and it happens quite often. Here’s what you need to know.
You can't really look at the news these days without reading about a federal investigation into something. One thing you may quickly notice is that someone who is initially described as "just a witness" will suddenly end up facing charges along with the original subject of the investigation.