Drug charges can fall under many categories. Delivery, distribution, trafficking, sales. But what about drug possession for crack/cocaine? Did you know that if you travel with drugs across state lines, that it may lead to federal charges? If you are a first time offender, you might qualify for drug court. If you qualify, drug court can be a very good alternative to regular litigation. So that is some positive news. However, drug court is not too simple. If someone is charged with possession of crack/cocaine and enter drug court, they must attend mandatory classes, counseling, and undergo regular drug testing. Drug court can be a nice alternative to being prosecuted for possession of crack/cocaine since the case gets dismissed after the defendant has successfully completed the drug program.
What could be worse than forgetting you left a $50 bill? How about having it lead to you being arrested for possession of drugs?
Police will be out there looking for DUI cases. Do not drink and drive this holiday unless you want to end up behind bars.At the Law Office of Corey Cohen we are closed for the 4th of July so that our staff can enjoy time with family and friends. While the office is closed you can still call our office to speak to an attorney anytime on the 4th of July. Many of you will go to parties or a place where alcohol is served. If you are stopped by a police officer for a DUI and you feel like you will fail the field sobriety exercises tell them that you will not participate in any tests or exercises and you want to speak to an attorney right away. If you come across law enforcement this holiday call me at 407-246-0066 and I will be happy to discuss your various legal options.
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.
I am a former Seminole County Prosecutor and have handled many drug charges from both sides of the law. Now as a criminal defense attorney since 2005 I have had the pleasure of representing many clients who find themselves charged with a drug offense. Drug offenses are serious and can have severe penalties such as jail time, probation, a criminal conviction and the loss of your drivers license.
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.
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.
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.
This month the U.S. Supreme Court will make a major decision that will affect many involved in the justice system for crack cocaine crimes. Previously, the laws guiding disciplinary actions for crack cocaine were vastly different than those in effect for possession of powder cocaine.