The federal government has moved to seize $1.6 million in assets from a doctor accused of operating a pill mill that operated in Tennessee and Kentucky. The curious thing about this is that the doctor has yet to be formally charged.
There have been a lot of changes under Florida's laws to the way that people are prosecuted and sentenced for drug crimes. However, there are hundreds of prisoners doing time for drug offenses under the old laws.
Being charged with a felony drug possession charge is scary and intimidating. You may be facing some serious time behind bars if you're convicted. You may even be so despondent about your chances of avoiding a conviction that you're contemplating pleading guilty and throwing yourself on the mercy of the court.
Do speaking fees equal bribery? Prosecutors may think so.
Florida authorities and those in the federal government are aggressively pursuing drug traffickers these days. According to news reports, there have been at least four significant drug trafficking arrests in the state since July.
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Thousands of people in Florida have been charged with possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia or drug distribution. These criminal charges can have far-reaching consequences on the liberty, family and career of suspects. This is one of the reasons that many people facing charges feel the need to defend themselves in court.
Right at this moment, there are defendants sitting in a Florida jail or sweating out the wait to their trial for a drug crime -- even though the prosecutor's office is aware that they're likely innocent.
In large part due to changes in marijuana laws, there's been a slight dip in the number of prisoners serving time or awaiting trial in American jails. But this country still incarcerates more of its citizens than any other nation -- and many of them are female.
There are approximately 7.1 million unfilled jobs in the United States today -- but some people still can't find work because they have a criminal record for a marijuana-related crime.