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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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Dedicated Representation For College Students Facing Assault Charges

On behalf of Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A. posted in violent crimes on Friday, August 28, 2015. Right now, college students across Florida are heading back to their dorm rooms, apartments and campus houses for the start of the fall semester. It goes without saying that the majority of these college students will be hitting the books, but it also … Read more

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Is The Crackdown On Prescription Drugs Hurting Patients?

On behalf of Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A. posted in prescription drug violations on Monday, August 17, 2015. Several years ago, law enforcement agencies throughout Florida joined forces with the Drug Enforcement Administration to crack down on over 250 facilities — or “pill mills” — where health care professionals were allegedly selling large amounts of prescription narcotics in exchange for … Read more

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Understanding Your Rights During A Traffic Stop

On behalf of Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A. posted in felonies on Thursday, August 13, 2015. The sight of flashing lights in the rearview mirror can initially be met with anything from annoyance and frustration to shock and even resignation from those motorists unfortunate enough to have done something to catch the attention of law enforcement officials. Yet no matter … Read more

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

On behalf of Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A. posted in sex crimes on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. In our last post, we discussed how those people convicted of a sex crime in Florida will find themselves subject to a host of stringent and rather onerous requirements, including mandatory registration with local law enforcement officials. To that end, we started examining … Read more

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