Florida Jury Rules For Medical Marijuana in Landmark Case

Although the constitutional amendment that would legalize the use of medical marijuana did not sway enough voters last November, a recent verdict could be a sign of what is to come for medical marijuana in Florida. A jury recently acquitted Jesse Teplicki of growing marijuana after finding he has a medical “need” for the drug. […]

Can I Be Arrested For My Fake ID?

Each year, fake IDs (identification cards) are used all around the world. While underage college students trying to buy alcohol use some fake IDs, some use them with a more malicious intent. In any case, possessing and using a fake ID is illegal and can result in serious consequences, including jail time. If you are […]

Am I Liable If I Get In an Accident in Someone Else’s Car?

When a friend, family member or coworker lends you their car, you likely take extra caution on the road. After all, calling them to say you were in an accident with their vehicle would be terrible! Unfortunately, accidents can happen no matter how careful you are, even when you are not driving your own car. […]

4 Legal Drugs More Deadly Than Marijuana

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tobacco usage caused more than 480,000 deaths in 2013 alone, followed by alcohol, which caused approximately 26,654 deaths. Meanwhile, the recorded deaths for marijuana usage were zero. A recent study published by Scientific Reports highlights that many drugs that are legal in the United States are […]

How DUI Tactics Can Land You in Jail

In early January, a video of a Florida DUI checkpoint in Levy County went viral. In the video, a driver approaches a DUI checkpoint and displays a flyer, which reads: “I remain silent, no searches, I want my lawyer.” Also displayed in the video is a plastic bag containing the driver’s license, registration and insurance […]

What is Criminal Intent?

As in most jurisdictions, Florida law recognizes two basic categories of criminal intent: general intent and specific intent. Despite some differences between the two types of intent, prosecutors must prove that the defendant knowingly and intentionally committed unlawful acts to cause foreseeable consequences in order to gain a conviction. General Intent Crimes As the label […]

What Are the Penalties for a Theft Charge in Florida?

After being accused of a crime, many defendants find themselves wondering “now what?” They want to know what is going to happen next, and what sentencing they might expect. There are several possible outcomes to a theft charge. What penalties, if any, you receive will all depend on what kind of theft you are being […]