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Drug Trafficking in South Florida

Drug Trafficking in South Florida

Florida mandatory minimum drug laws are severe. Possessing more than four grams of oxycodone may result in a mandatory minimum prison sentence of three years whether you intended to sell the drugs or not. Florida law states: 28 grams or more, but less than 200 grams, that person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 3 years, and ordered to pay a fine of $50,000. 200 grams or more, but less than 400 grams, that person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 7 years, and ordered to pay a fine of $100,000. 400 grams or more, that person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 15 calendar years and pay a fine of $250,000. Florida law also… […]

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Meth Crimes in Palm Beach County

Meth Crimes in Palm Beach County

Methamphetamine is a serious and increasing threat in Florida. The most common “street names” for meth are “crystal,” “ice” and “crystal meth”. The drug has always been available and abused in the rural Palm Beach County areas but recently it has been seen in suburban and metropolitan areas. Methamphetamine production, distribution, and abuse are often associated with violent crime. Most of the meth available in this area is produced in high volume laboratories in California and Mexico, but now meth is produced locally in meth labs. These labs can be located anywhere – the house next door, hotels, motels, RV’s, campers, trailers and public storage facilities. There is a misconception that they are only located in shacks and run down motels. Not true. These labs have been found in very… […]

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Did You Break the Law on Spring Break?

Did You Break the Law on Spring Break?

Spring break is here. After one of the coldest winters on record, thousands of people are heading south to Palm Beach County next week for some much-needed R & R. That means sun, surf, beach, golf, tennis, parties and nightclubs. It can also mean flashing lights, handcuffs, jail and bail – if you get arrested. Have you ever heard of the old saying, “Come to Florida on vacation and leave on probation?” Unfortunately, it is true for many out-of-staters. The most common crimes during spring break in Palm Beach County are: DUI, drunk & disorderly conduct, drug possession, shoplifting, theft, assault, weapons offenses and solicitation of prostitution. If you are charged with a misdemeanor DUI, you will go to the Palm Beach County Jail for the night and be required… […]

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Drugs are everywhere in Palm Beach County – from the seediest alleys in Riviera Beach to the fanciest homes in Boca Raton. In spite of the millions of dollars being spent on education, interdiction and incarceration, drugs are not going away. If you are a drug user, chances are you are going to get caught sooner or later. There is a mandatory minimum prison sentence of at least three years for many drug crimes in Florida. Here are some sobering statistics from Florida Department of Corrections: Drug offenders who have been sentenced to prison under the current minimum 85% of sentence served policy will, on average, serve a significantly longer period of time in prison than at any time over the past 25 years. The average prison sentence under this… […]

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