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Are Some Problem Florida Law Enforcement Officers Still on the Job?

As a society we like to think that we can place our trust in law enforcement officers to not only protect us, but also our loved ones – and in the vast majority of situations Florida police officers rightly earn this trust. However, the Herald-Tribune recently released an investigative report that, if proven true, has unearthed some very frightening...

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Constitutionality of a Florida Drug Law Presented to Florida Supreme Court

The Florida Supreme Court heard arguments last month regarding the constitutionality of a particular state drug law. Their ultimate decision will not only impact the defendants in this specific case, but may have ramifications for countless other Florida drug crime cases. Florida Drug Law at Issue According to a federal judge in Orlando, the drug law at issue doesn’t...

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Faulty Breath Tests Tossed In Florida DUI Cases

Prosecutors in two counties in Florida have withdrawn the breath tests from around 100 DUI cases, according to a story in the Herald-Tribune. The cases will still proceed, but the prosecution will rely on other evidence, said prosecutors in the article. Intoxilyzer 8000 Problems The Intoxilyzer 8000, a breath-testing machine, appears to have been improperly set up and may...

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As Prosecutors crack down on Prescription Pills, Manufactures increase potency

Prescription Pill abuse has forced law enforcement agencies across the country to target pain clinics and pain management doctors. As law enforcement cracks down on the abuse of prescription pills, an article written by the Daily Mail Reporter indicates that at least four manufactures are in the process of patenting the addictive ingredient hydrocodone in a pure form. Do...

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Cocaine Use Declining in Florida

After being in vogue for over 25 years, cocaine use in Florida is declining. According to a report by James N. Hall, Director of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Substance Abuse at Nova Southeastern University, the number of cocaine-related overdoses and deaths in Florida has declined. Likewise, fewer people are seeking treatment for cocaine and crack...

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State’s Prescription Fraud database launches Today

The State of Florida prescription drug database launches today.  This database is intened to combat the increase in prescription drug crimes such as prescription fraud or doctor shopping.  In a nutshell the law now requires pharmacies and dispensing physicians to upload information into the database within seven days of filling the prescription. The database will allow doctors and pharmacists...

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Single Spank is not Domestic Violence, Florida Court Rules

A three-judge panel in the First District Court of Appeal has ruled that one single spank does not qualify as domestic violence, and unanimously quashed an injunction for protection against domestic violence issued against a man identified only as G.C. Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence The injunction for protection was issued by a lower court based upon accusations...

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Florida Prescription Drug Monitoring

Today Florida will begin monitoring your prescriptions in an effort to deterdoctor shopping and physicians from overprescribing medication.  The legislation that led to the data base has been mired in controversy.  Advocates contend that it gives law enforcement the ability to monitor “pill mills” and is necessary to combat Florida’s growing prescription pill epidemic.  Those in opposition, including Gov....

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Marijuana in the Mailbox: Orlando Oxycodone & Cocaine Trafficking

Florida’s “war on drugs” is something of a “cat and mouse” game. Law enforcement uncovers a new method of drug smuggling and uses its new-found knowledge to make as many busts as possible. However, the police are usually playing a game of “catch up,” as drug distributors find clever new ways to keep distribution channels open. The newest trend...

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