Written by Moses & Rooth on January 27, 2014
Today the Florida Supreme Court ruled that the ballot initiative that would allow the citizens of Florida to decide if marijuana should be legal for medical purposes. In an opinion today, January 27, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that the language in the bill is permissible. Specifically, the…Read More
Written by Moses & Rooth on October 3, 2013
Its taken years for the FBI to catch up with the black market website Silk Road and shut them down. The black market drug sales have been going on for years and escaping the grips of federal criminal law enforcement while playing a simple cat and mouse game to avoid…Read More
Written by Moses & Rooth on March 28, 2013
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…Read More
Written by Moses & Rooth on March 8, 2013
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…Read More
Written by Moses & Rooth on January 30, 2013
Federal criminal court trials rarely result in an acquittal on all charges. But that is exactly what a U.S. District Court jury did in the case involving a truck driver accused of smuggling drugs while transporting orange juice to Florida. The case involved charges of three counts of felony Read More
Written by Moses & Rooth on January 23, 2013
The Orlando Sentinel reports that Florida State Senator Rob Cole has introduced legislation which would make possession of synthetic marijuana marketed under the names “spice” and “K-2” illegal, as well as a number of other substances. Possession of these substances would carry a penalty of up to a…Read More
Written by Moses & Rooth on November 6, 2012
A controversial Florida law is currently being challenged before a federal appeals court. The state law aims to withhold benefits from welfare applicants who may be guilty of certain drug crimes by requiring that they purchase and pass a drug screening test before they may be granted food stamps,…Read More
Written by Moses & Rooth on June 6, 2012
Orange County Commissioners voted to limit and regulate where new pain management clinics can open. New pain clinics will now be restricted to industrial zoning areas. These new restrictions were recommendations based upon Orange County’s prescription drug task force and is an attempt to limit prescription pill abuse.
Written by Moses & Rooth on April 20, 2012
I figured that i would not be a very good criminal defense attorney if I did not at least acknowledge the holiday that many people in this country celebrate. Am I talking about Earth Day? Nope. I’m talking about Marijuana appreciation day. For some reason, and the stories of…Read More
Written by Moses & Rooth on April 4, 2012
Ever since GPS trackers entered the retail market, law enforcement has been searching for ways to maneuver it into their criminal and drug crimes investigation arsenal. Over the years, I have had several clients inform me that they have found…Read More