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Why Are More Local Governments Changing Their Views On Marijuana?

On behalf of Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A. posted in drug possession on Monday, September 28, 2015. When it comes to marijuana, there’s really no disputing that things have changed considerably here in the U.S. over the last decade. Indeed, 23 states have legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes, 19 states have partially or fully decriminalized possession of small amounts of … Read more

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Examining The Realities Of Florida’s Sex Crime Registry- III

On behalf of Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A. posted in sex crimes on Tuesday, September 22, 2015. In a series of ongoing posts, we’ve spent some time exploring how anyone convicted of a sex crime here in Florida must register as either a sexual predator or sexual offender upon their release, as well as the rather draconian reporting requirements that … Read more

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New Federal Program Could Provide Inmates With A Brighter Future

On behalf of Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A. posted in felonies on Friday, September 18, 2015. Every year more than eight million college students across the U.S. receive much-needed assistance from the federal government in the form of Pell grants. For those unfamiliar with this financial aid, it is essentially an educational gift, not a loan, awarded to deserving students … Read more

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Don’t Underestimate The Severity Of Cocaine-Related Charges

On behalf of Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A. posted in drug charges on Tuesday, September 15, 2015. In a previous post, we discussed how the U.S. Controlled Substances Act classifies drugs and other chemicals into five separate classes based on 1) their accepted medical use, and 2) their potential for dependency or abuse. To recap, those drugs classified as Schedule … Read more

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Examining Just How Serious Florida’s 10-20-Life Law Really Is

On behalf of Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A. posted in violent crimes on Saturday, September 12, 2015. If asked to identify those states with the most draconian criminal laws, meaning those that are the most severe in terms of punishment, there is a very good chance most people would list places like Texas, California and, of course, Florida. While this … Read more

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What Is The ‘Schedule’ System For Controlled Substances?

On behalf of Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A. posted in drug charges on Thursday, September 10, 2015. Many people may not know the “schedule” system for controlled substances. In fact, many people may not know what a controlled substance is. To the latter, the answer is very simple: it is any illicit drug that will have a negative impact on … Read more

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Law Enforcement Officials Shifting Focus To Combating Flakka

On behalf of Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A. posted in drug charges on Friday, September 4, 2015. Over the last few years, the Drug Enforcement Administration has been directing considerable resources to combating the proliferation of synthetic drugs. For those unfamiliar with these drugs, sold under names like spice or salvia, they are designed to mimic the high of other … Read more

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