There are medical marijuana laws in the state of Florida. It’s an ever changing, ever evolving area of law right now, but there are laws in effect where you can get your medical marijuana card and legally possess certain types of medical marijuana.
Can I be arrested for a drug charge if there is more than one person in the car and no one admits to the drugs?
You can be arrested for a drug charge if there’s drugs found in the car with other people in it, even if no one admits to ownership of the drugs. Typically, if drugs are found in the center console or on the floorboard, it gives law enforcement probable cause to arrest everyone in the… Read More »
Can the police keep you detained until a dog comes and sniffs your car? Depends on the reason that you’re detained in the first place. If the cops say that they smell marijuana, they see drugs in your car, then they can certainly wait until a drug dog gets to your car to sniff… Read More »
If you’re arrested for drugs being found in your car, even if they weren’t yours, yes, you need an attorney. The police can still arrest someone for anything that’s found in their car, but they also have to prove that you had knowledge of those drugs. So if they truly were not yours, if… Read More »
If you sell drugs to someone and they overdose from those drugs and die, you can be charged with murder in the state of Florida. There’s a new trend throughout jurisdictions in the state of Florida where they’re trying to pursue murder charges against drug dealers where the people that they sell drugs to… Read More »
When it comes to whether or not possession of drugs is a felony or a misdemeanor, it depends on what type of drug it is. Typically, in Florida, marijuana or cannabis is a misdemeanor, assuming it’s for simple possession and not for selling or intent to distribute. When it comes to cocaine, heroin, other… Read More »
Refusing to let the police search you is never an admission of guilt. Not giving the police consent to search you cannot be used by the judge, cannot be used by the prosecutor, cannot be used by law enforcement to infer anything when it comes to your guilt or your innocence.
There’s absolutely a way to fight back after an illegal search. Step one is to hire a qualified criminal defense lawyer to stand up for your rights and to fight it in court. When we go to court, we can challenge the illegal stop, the illegal search, the illegal seizure. We can challenge everything… Read More »
If the cops say that your car smells like weed, it does give them probable cause to search your car. By saying that they smell illegal drugs coming from your car, it gives them a right to search the area of the car that those drugs may be in. So, they are allowed to… Read More »
Different types of drug crimes are typically categorized in two different categories. There’s the possession of a controlled substance or a drug, where you have it on your person, you have it in your car. Then there’s accusations of selling, dealing, trafficking, and it typically deals with the amount. So those are the two… Read More »