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Month: September 2015

What does Florida law have to say concerning drug paraphernalia?

When it comes to drug-related offenses, there are terms that seem entirely foreign and steeped in legalese, terms that require no explanation whatsoever, and terms that fall somewhere in the middle. Regarding this last category, it includes those terms that the general public has certainly heard of in the context of drug crimes, but may …

Pharmacy board looking to improve access to prescription drugs

In previous posts, we’ve discussed how the Florida Board of Pharmacy has attempted to crackdown on the problem of prescription drug abuse and its associated fatalities via the now infamous “Standards of Practice for the Dispensing of Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Pain.” We say infamous because these rather exacting standards have resulted in …

Understanding more about retail theft – II

Last time, our blog began examining what actions constitute shoplifting – otherwise known as retail theft – here in the state of Florida. To that end, we discussed how it must be proven by prosecutors that the accused 1) had the requisite intent of “depriving the merchant of possession, use, benefit, or full retail value,” …

Understanding more about retail theft

When it comes to shoplifting, there is an unfortunate adage that it is somehow a “victimless crime.” This couldn’t be any more untrue, however, as there are essentially two victims: the merchant who is deprived of their valuable goods and the shoplifter who faces very real consequences for their actions. In today’s post, the first …

DOJ says no to cellphone tracking without a warrant

The ability of law enforcement officials to locate and monitor suspects has expanded exponentially in recent years thanks to the certain technological advancements. By way of illustration, consider the cellphone-tracking tools readily available to federal, state and even local law enforcement such as the controversial Stingray, a device that has drawn both concern and condemnation …

How much do you know about bail?

It goes without saying that the primary objective for anyone who has been placed under arrest is to get out of jail as quickly as possible. However, the process of how this is accomplished might not be entirely clear, particularly to those who have never been behind bars. In recognition of this reality, the next …

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