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Drug Paraphernalia Charges

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

If you’ve been charged with possessing drug paraphernalia, you are facing a surprisingly stern penalty: Florida statute 893.147 lists it as a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to a year behind bars, plus as much as a $1,000 fine.  For a law-abiding citizen who doesn’t have run-ins with law enforcement as a general rule,… Read More »

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Heroin Possession in Florida

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

Under Florida law, heroin is a Schedule I drug. This means lawmakers consider it to have a high potential for abuse while also having no currently accepted medical use in the U.S. As a Schedule I drug, manufacturing, transporting, selling, possessing and using heroin is entirely illegal throughout the state (and the country). If… Read More »

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Florida Drug Paraphernalia Charges

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

Did you know you could be arrested and charged with a drug offense without being in possession of any controlled substances? Under Florida law, you can be charged with an offense for actually or constructively possessing drug paraphernalia. This includes all manner of objects, with or without drug residue, that the police or prosecutors… Read More »

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Last “Cocaine Cowboy” Arrested Near Kissimmee

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

One of the last of the men known as Miami’s “Cocaine Cowboys” has been arrested near Kissimmee, Florida, and jailed in Miami. The term Cocaine Cowboys refers to drug traffickers and dealers from a period of time beginning in the last 1970s and ending in the early 1990s, during which Colombian drug traffickers become… Read More »

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Florida’s Medical Marijuana Industry Gains a Boost With Amendment 2

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

State legalization or at least decriminalization of some form of marijuana is sweeping the nation. Twenty-eight states and D.C. have some type of legalized medical marijuana and a few states have made it lawful or a meager fine to possess or imbibe marijuana recreationally. Florida joined the medical marijuana movement in 2014, but now… Read More »

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Fight Inaccurate Drug Tests With the Help of a Kissimmee Criminal Lawyer

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

A number of individuals throughout Florida have been arrested for possessing illegal drugs only to have the state crime lab determine there were no drugs after all, the Tampa Bay Times and ProPublica co-reported. In Hillsborough County during the first months of 2014, 15 individuals were arrested on drug charges when they never had… Read More »

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Law Enforcement Cracking Down on Meth in Florida

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

Local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies are concentrating on taking down methamphetamine manufacturers, traffickers, and dealers throughout Florida. In the latter months of the year, authorities arrested dozens of individuals during multiple major operations. In August, 45 people were arrested during Operation Ancient City Brewers II in St. Johns County for making and… Read More »

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When You Can be Charged with a Federal Drug Crime

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

When you are charged with a drug crime in Florida, you may assume you are being charged with violating a state law. However, no matter where you are arrested in the U.S., you may face federal charges. If you are charged at the federal level, you will go to the federal court in your… Read More »

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Marijuana Crimes and Florida Law

By Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. |

Although the tide is definitely turning on a national level in terms of legalizing medical and recreational marijuana, Florida has not yet joined the other 23 states that have legalized marijuana to some degree. In fact, Florida voters recently turned down a chance to legalize marijuana, although efforts to make pot legal still are… Read More »

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