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Understanding what is (and isn’t) entrapment

When law enforcement agencies assign undercover officers or agents or others to investigate suspected criminal activity, they have to be careful that they don’t engage in entrapment. If they do, any criminal case against someone arrested and charged with a crime can...

How long can alcohol be detected in your system?

Do you know how long alcohol can be detected in your system? If not, the answer to how long certain tests can detect alcohol may surprise you.  You should understand that the amount of time alcohol can be detected in your system depends on your body, fat content, how...

What mitigating factors can help your DUI case?

If you are facing DUI charges, the sentence you will receive after a guilty verdict depends on the circumstances of your case. The courts will consider certain aspects of your DUI when deciding on the appropriate punishment. Some details of your case, known as...

3 mundane practices that can lead to Florida drug charges

Possessing, using, manufacturing and selling certain substances are all against the law. Engaging in these activities with any controlled or prohibited substance violates Florida state law and federal law. Individuals engaged in the drug trade or struggling with...

Does jail time help with addiction?

Many people who are arrested on drug charges are actually just addicted to those drugs. For instance, there are many stories about people using painkillers to treat authentic ailments and then becoming addicted to them over time. This could happen, for example, with...

Will Florida legalize testing tools that prevent drug deaths?

Drug paraphernalia laws in states across the country – including Florida – are typically very broad. They often include items that are used to test substances. Florida law regarding paraphernalia includes “testing equipment used, intended for use, or designed for use...