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February 2017 Archives

These factors could make your assault charge aggravated assault

Aggravated assault is identified as a more serious assault on a person. For example, using a deadly weapon to attack someone would be considered more dangerous than using your fists. Assaults that happen in a victim's home may also classify as aggravated assault.

Don't ignore a prescription drug violation

Taking prescription drugs is something that should only be done under a doctor's supervision. For some people, the need to keep their pain under control becomes too difficult and they turn to other ways of getting the pain medications they need. In these cases, the people who get the drugs from a source other than the doctor are at risk of facing criminal charges.

Some dangerous misconceptions about drunk driving

Drunk driving is considered by many to be one of the worst things you can do behind the wheel. However, every day, people who thought they were able to drive safely are arrested for drunk driving. If they're lucky, no one was harmed. However, too often, the drunk driver, passengers and people in other vehicles are left injured or dead.

Why is drunk driving so severely punished in Florida?

Drunk driving is a serious problem on the roads today, and if you've been accused of it, you should know that you need to defend yourself right away. The severity of accidents involving drunk drivers is one of the reasons why it's looked down on so much, and there are many laws that can impact you if you're convicted. Even if you are not convicted, the time you spend waiting to go through the charges and trial could affect your reputation and even cost you your job.

Know your options if you're facing drug charges in Broward County

In our recent blog post, we discussed how Florida is a being used as a transaction base for some drug deals. It really isn't a secret that I-95 is a major drug corridor that services the east coast. For this reason, law enforcement officers often place a big emphasis on watching this interstate for signs of drug activity.

Medical marijuana is legal in Florida -- what does this mean for you?

On Jan. 3, Amendment 2 went into effect in Florida. Essentially, this new law expands the medical conditions that qualify for medical cannabis. However, rules and regulations for full implementation of the amendment are still months away. The state has six months to come up with the rules and nine months to implement them.

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