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Plan your drug defense carefully and with harsh sentences in mind

With the anticipation of heavier drug sentences that we discussed in our previous blog post, it is easy to understand why we are telling defendants that working hard on their defense is not optional. Anyone who is facing drug charges is facing potentially serious penalties.

You might be able to help a loved one facing drug charges

The pull that drugs have on the people who are addicted to them is something that can't be denied. These men and women are willing to do almost anything to get the drug that has them ensnared. This can lead to them facing criminal charges related to the actions that are because of the drugs.

Were you accused of a drug crime?

It's easier than you might think to get arrested for a drug possession crime. In some cases, defendants get arrested because they were driving with friends who had drugs. Nevertheless, if the drugs are found on the floor of the car, police might mistake them for belonging to the driver.

Can you be arrested for having drug paraphernalia?

It's possible to be arrested and convicted of drug crimes for possessing drug paraphernalia even if no drugs are found in your possession. Numerous items are considered drug paraphernalia. Under the law, it includes any equipment that can be used to consume, conceal or produce illegal drugs.

Drug rehabilitation provides more help then incarceration

Being arrested for drug charges is something that might make you realize that you have a problem. The issue that you face now is that the criminal justice system might want to just put you in prison without offering you any help for the addiction that led to the drug charges. This is something that seems a bit off, but it is how the system seems to work.

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.

Understand prescription drug charges and when they can be levied

The case of the doctor who was charged with illegally dispensing drugs that was recently discussed on this blog brings up the importance of understanding prescription drug crimes. These crimes aren't always committed in the ways that you might think of when you think about drug crimes. There are some very interesting points to understand about prescription drug crimes.

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