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FDA Finally Wakes up with new Opioid Labeling, but still not enough

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced a new requirement for prescription pills containing Opioids, such as Oxycontin to have starker warning labels. Its pretty pathetic for the FDA to now (Spetember 2013) be releasing this requirement and statement: “FDA is extremely concerned about the inappropriate use in opioids, which has reached epidemic proportions in the United States and has become...

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The Resurgence of Molly

When it comes to drug crimes across the country, Molly is certainly making a resurgence.  The drug commonly referred to as Molly is making a comeback from the 1990’s. Molly, which is pure MDMA which is the ingredient typically combined with other substances in Ecstasy pills, is a popular dugs for teenagers and young people involved in music raves....

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Study reveals benefits of federal drug sentencing reform efforts

Last week, we discussed the news that several Florida legislators are determined to strengthen sex crimes sentencing laws during the next legislative session. In that post, we explored why subjecting low-level offenders to even stricter sentencing laws would neither be in the best interests of Florida’s taxpayers nor the public generally as longer imprisonment terms for low-level offenders are...

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Efforts increasing to clear the names of wrongfully convicted

On behalf of Jay Rooth of Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law posted inCriminal Justice on Monday, April 22, 2013. A broken criminal justice system benefits no one. When the system is defined by corruption, inconsistencies and dysfunction, the accused, victims and even prosecutors suffer undesirable consequences. In recent years, it has become apparent that even strong criminal defense...

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Supreme Court to rule on important criminal defense issue

“You have the right to remain silent.” While not all Americans understand that this sentence is the beginning of one’s Miranda rights, nearly all adult Americans understand that this right exists. Popular movies and television programs have taught the public that when you are arrested, you can refuse to speak to law enforcement until you have an attorney present....

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Four Arrested in Eustis Drug Bust

Police in Eustis recently concluded what they described as an “extensive investigation” by arresting three men and a woman whom they believe were selling drugs. Late last week, authorities — including Eustis, Tavares and Leesburg police, SWAT teams and DEA agents — raided two homes, one on East Gottsche Avenue and the other on Clifford Avenue. They said they...

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| Read Time: < 1 minute | Juvenile Offenses

Bill seeks to address solitary confinement of minors in Florida

Much research has been done in recent years on the effects that solitary confinement has on inmates. Studies suggest that improper and over-zealous use of solitary confinement can severely harm inmates both mentally and physically. Florida is in a unique position to rectify some of these preventable wrongs. As the state which incarcerates more juvenile offenses than any other,...

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Strict probation may deter some from a life of crime

People in Florida convicted of drug crimes often face stiff penalties. Part of their punishment usually includes time behind bars. However, is that really the best place for them? More than 2 million people are currently serving time behind bars. About half of those serving time in a federal prison are there for drug-related crimes. The United States has...

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Florida judges tracking alleged domestic abusers via GPS

Judges in two Florida counties are mandating the use of GPS trackers in certain cases they deem to be high-risk. Individuals accused of committing acts of domestic violence in Osceola and Orange counties may be fitted with GPS devices designed to warn those associated with orders of protection in the event that their alleged abuser comes too close. At...

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DUI breathalyzer issue heard by the Florida Supreme Court

Breathalyzer devices are routinely used to determine the blood alcohol content (BAC) of individuals who are suspected of driving under the influence (DUI). The readings obtained from these devices are then used against a given suspect in court, should the results indicate that the suspect’s BAC is over the legal limit of .08 for adults aged 21 and older....

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