Switch to ADA Accessible Theme
Close Menu
Take a deep breath. Call NOW for help!
  • 407-775-9052
  • 200 East Robinson Street, Suite 1140
    Orlando, FL 32801

  • facebook
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • AVVO

Author Archives: Jay Butchko

CrimDef7

Florida Man Arrested For Transporting $344,000 Of Cathinone In Rented Vehicle

By FL Drug Defense Group |

Cathinone, also known as beta-keto-amphetamine, is the active ingredient in khat, a plant that grows in East Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.  Men in Yemen, Ethiopia, Djibouti, and other countries in the region often chew khat during social occasions or in order to stay alert at work.  You have probably never encountered khat in… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
Gavel_Cuffs2

Police Seize 36 Guns And A Stash Of Drugs From Broward County House

By FL Drug Defense Group |

Few things in life are more enjoyable than sitting on the front porch of your house on a warm Florida night, smoking a joint as heat lightning flashes in the distance and friends stop by for a few puffs.  According to his neighbors in his Oakland Park neighborhood, Brett Valley is a “nice kid”… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
Drug1

Yes, A Minor Can Be Charged As An Adult For Drug Crimes

By FL Drug Defense Group |

Florida holds the record for the most draconian sentence ever handed down to a child.  In 2001, a judge sentenced Lionel Tate, who was 13 at the time, to life in prison without the possibility of parole.  When Tate was 12 years old, he had fatally injured a 6-year-old neighbor.  It was obvious to… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
Opioid

Can Possession Of Opioids Be A Misdemeanor?

By FL Drug Defense Group |

Different drugs have been the subject of moral panics at various points in history; there are documentaries on Netflix that will fill you in on the details of some of them.  In the 1980s, all you had to do was say “crack cocaine,” and the room would fall silent.  Before then, people were scared… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
HandcuffFingerprint

How A Series Of Minor Drug Offense Convictions Can Add Up To A Life Sentence

By FL Drug Defense Group |

People who are serving long prison sentences for drug crimes often look back on that one traffic stop that changed everything.  They think that if they had been driving five miles per hour faster or five miles per hour slower than they actually were, then the police officer would not have noticed the broken… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
GavelCuffs2

How Scary Is Isotonitazene From A Medical And Legal Perspective?

By FL Drug Defense Group |

Baby Boomers remember a time when heroin was considered the ultimate drug, the most intoxicating substance known to man.  The book Wired describes how, on the set of Saturday Night Live in the 1970s, the cast considered cocaine and marijuana good clean fun, and John Belushi just happened to enjoy these fun substances even… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
CoughSyrup

Florida Pharma Bro Faces Drug Trafficking Charges For Manufacturing Counterfeit Promethazine-Codeine Cough Syrup

By FL Drug Defense Group |

Everything and everyone in Florida is fake.  When was the last time you saw a Floridian’s natural hair color or genuine expression of emotion?  In the winter, Floridians pelt each other with snowballs made of fake snow, and in the summer, they sport fake tans, even though there is more than enough sunshine to… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
Defense2

Two Women Charged With Trafficking Methamphetamine After Controlled Buy

By FL Drug Defense Group |

Your high school drug buddies probably used to exchange stories about how they got caught smoking weed or how they hid their habits in plain sight.  Perhaps they traded stories about which over the counter eye drops were best for hiding the signs of cannabis intoxication in one’s eyes, and one friend may have… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
Arrest

Sheriff’s Deputies Seize Four Pounds Of MDMA From Hotel Room

By FL Drug Defense Group |

The market for illegal drugs is always changing, much more quickly than drug laws change.  The so-called crack cocaine epidemic of the 1980s now seems like ancient history.  If your school curriculum included sessions in health class dedicated to recreational drugs and how to avoid them, the teachers’ information about drugs probably seemed woefully… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
CrimLaw12

Ocala Man Pleads Guilty To Possession With Intent To Distribute After Police Find His DNA At The Crime Scene

By FL Drug Defense Group |

In early 2019, Glenn Edward Davis, Jr. of Ocala was 32 years old, and he already had 14 felony convictions on his record; the Department of Justice did not say what the felonies on his record were or how much time, if any, Davis had served in prison.  Because of his criminal record, he… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn