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Bath Salt Drug Possession in Florida

  • July 3rd, 2012
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Unless you’ve been living alone in a well-fortified abandoned military bunker, sustaining yourself on SPAM and Twinkies, you’ve probably already heard about Miami’s “bath salt zombie” case. This is what happened, according to U.S. News and World Report: Police are…

THINKING OF POSTING A CASH BOND?

  • June 21st, 2012
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Before posting a cash bond for anybody in jail, there are two important things for you to know. First, if the defendant violates a condition of his pre-trial release or fails to appear for a court hearing, the cash bond…

Drug-Addiction, a crime we all pay for

  • May 24th, 2012
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With a very short-sighted pen-stoke Florida Governor Rick Scott recently vetoed House Bill 177 : Inmate Reentry ( HB 177 ) . A strongly supported bill that received a Senate vote of 40-0 and a House vote of 112-4. This was a…

OUR TAMPA ADDICTION PROGRAM

  • April 24th, 2012
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Paddle Addict is our firms newly started program dedicated to providing a free paddleboarding experience to people recovering from addictions. The race and festivities went off without a hitch last Sunday April 22nd at the St. Pete Pier. A huge thanks…

FIRST SYNTHETIC DRUG ARREST IN FLORIDA

  • April 22nd, 2012
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As readers of this blog know, state lawmakers have been working hard to keep up with the development of synthetic drugs, and have outlawed the sale of many cocaine and marijuana analogs. Those watching the development of Florida’s synthetic marijuana laws will not…

CURRENT STATE OF SYNTHETIC DRUG CONTROL AND THE LAW

  • February 25th, 2012
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You see them in gas stations and on the internet, marketed as “potpourri,” “incense” or “bath salts” under names like K2, Jazz and Eclipse. What are these? They are synthetic substitutions for marijuana and cocaine, meant to be smoked or snorted….

DO YOU NEED A LAWYER FOR YOUR FIRST ARREST?

  • January 12th, 2012
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If you are facing your first arrest or criminal offense, chances are you are either young and have made a bad decision or are older and have made a bad decision. Either way, you are in a situation you have…

START CRAFTING YOUR FISHING DEFENSE

  • September 28th, 2011
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Unfortunately, a local Sarasota man was attacked by a Shark while fishing, yes fishing, something hundreds of St. Petersburg locals do everyday. But according to PETA he wasn’t fishing, he was murdering innocent animals, and they are on the offensive…

YOU WILL HATE PARKING 33.4% MORE NOW IN ST. PETERSBURG

  • September 23rd, 2011
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Starting October 1st 2011 the new St. Petersburg City Budget goes into effect. One aspect of this budget is raising downtown parking meters from $0.75 to $1 an hour. So now you might be 33.4% more likely to walk farther,…

MARIJUANA – YOU CAN’T EVEN GIVE IT AWAY

  • September 13th, 2011
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“Shekina Pena, who owns Your Healthy Choice Clinic, faces a misdemeanor count of influencing voters with money or other valuable consideration. The charge, filed by state Attorney General Bill Schuette and Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, carries up to 90…

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