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Is there a difference between a DUI and a Reckless Driving Charge?

I have had clients ask me if there is any difference between the DUI they were arrested for and an offer to resolve the case with a plea to a reckless driving.  The answer is yes there is a big difference.   For one you wont have a DUI on your driving record and employers and insurance companies will view a reckless driving differently than they would a DUI.   Additionally there is typically no drivers license suspension with a reckless driving and the penalties could be less.  

Flight attendant charged with drug crime upon arrival in Orlando

A flight attendant who was working a flight into Orlando recently likely received a surprise she was not prepared for. She was arrested by federal agents for bringing heroin into the country from Columbia. The discovery of the drugs was made by customs officers during a routine screening. According to the criminal complaint, the heroin, which was packaged in such a way to make it appear like chocolate, was supposed to be given to a man residing in Orlando. In exchange for transporting the drugs she would be paid.

Orlando drug bust leads to arrest of 19

Drug arrests occur each day in the Orlando. While it is common to hear or read about one or two people being arrested at the same time, on occasion, larger groups of people are taken into custody at the same time. Last month a total of 19 individuals were arrested at the same time. Those people have been accused of being involved in a drug ring.

Man arrested in Clermont drug bust

There are a variety of different drug crimes a resident of the Orlando area could find that they are facing. Some have to do with distribution of the drug, others, the manufacture. In still other cases, depending on the drug, an individual might find that he or she has been charged with growing it. This is the case for an Orlando man who was recently arrested in Clermont.

Authorities seek to reduce meth labs in Central Florida

Over the course of the past year Central Florida has seen an increase in the number of drug arrests tied to the creation and use of methamphetamine. The increase in arrests, particularly in Volusia County, is the result of an operation focused on the county to reduce the number of meth labs that are in existence.

Driver license suspension for Drug Charges

In Florida someone convicted of a drug charge can lose their license for a period of 2 years through the court and or DMHSV.   This is viewed as an harsh consequence by many in the legal justice system. The DHSMV can suspend your license even if the Judge does not order it as a part of a sentence.  

Prescription Drug Abuse is on the Rise

Abuse of prescription pain killers, like Oxycontin, is increasing across the country. According to the most recent survey from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 55 percent of the fatal drug overdoses in 2008 involved a prescription drug, not an illicit substance like cocaine or heroine. This percentage is higher than all illicit drugs combined.

Black Market in Prescription Drugs Targets Medicaid Recipients

A massive Medicaid fraud operation was recently discovered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The FBI alleges over $100 million in expensive HIV medications and other drugs were sold in the black market. The drugs were supposedly obtained from Medicaid recipients in exchange for cash.

DEA Cracks Down on Synthetic Drug Use

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration, or DEA, is stepping up efforts to stop the manufacture and sale of designer synthetic drugs across the nation. One complication faced by DEA officials is the ambiguity tied to the legality of these synthetic drugs. Legislation on this issue is constantly changing, leaving many citizens confused on whether the substances are legal or not.

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