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November 2015 Archives

Broward County gains a foothold in fight against flakka

Broward County is a popular vacation spot for visitors. Nevertheless, its recent media attention is one that local residents would like to see disappear. Broward County is the nation’s leading location for drug cases involving the synthetic drug, flakka. However, a recent cooperative effort between the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Chinese government, where the primary ingredient for the drug is said to derive from, may put a kink in the drug’s production and distribution.

Why have so many sexual assault kits gone untested in Florida?

Back in September, federal officials indicated that roughly 70,000 sexual assault kits -- an invaluable tool used in proving both guilt and innocence -- have gone untested, gathering dust on the shelves of evidence rooms and crime laboratories across the nation.

Why you can't just dismiss marijuana-related charges

There is no question that attitudes toward marijuana have undergone a significant change here in the U.S. over the last decade. By way of illustration, consider that just last week, voters in Ohio rejected a bid to legalize marijuana for both medicinal and recreational purposes.

Reinstating a license after a first-offense DUI isn't easy

It's important to understand that when a person is charged with driving under the influence here in Florida, they are facing some potentially serious consequences. Indeed, this is the case even for a first-offense DUI, as a conviction could result in fines of up to $1,000 and up to six months behind bars. Furthermore, it can also result in a license revocation of anywhere from 180 days all the way up to one year.

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