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Vaping and Hash Oil

Although marijuana legislation in Florida is a controversial issue, recreational use is becoming more acceptable across the country. The health benefits of marijuana are becoming more acknowledged and more states are getting on board with legalization. Currently, twenty-eight (28) states, including the District of Columbia, have legalized medical marijuana. Seventeen (17) states have decriminalized marijuana, […]

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Stand Your Ground under Senate Bill 128

Stand Your Ground (SYG) has been a widely debated topic across the United States, especially with the numerous high-profile cases involving self-defense. Approximately twenty-two (22) states have some version of a stand your ground law. As of today, the states that have SYG laws include Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, […]

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Pensacola Group Suggests Major Change to Florida’s Sex Offender Registry Program

A Florida advocacy group has proposed that Florida legislators make a major change to their sex offender registry program. With over 65,000 sex offenders currently registered on Florida’s state registry, this list includes offenders charged with minor offenses such as indecent exposure and those charged with more serious crimes such as sexual assault. The Florida […]

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Florida Lawmakers Seek to reduce Penalties for Juvenile Offenders through Citations

As of February 2, 2017, Senate Bill 196 is circulating Florida’s Senate. Senate Bill 196 aims to provide a less stringent alternative for juvenile offenders charged with minor or first-time offenses. Under Senate Bill 196’s proposed penalties for eligible misdemeanors, juvenile offenders found committing any of the offenses provided under this Bill will be provided […]

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Florida Passes New Laws to Combat a Growing Abuse Problem

Following the 2016 election, Florida has passed several laws aimed at reducing Florida’s growing prescription drug and over-the-counter drug abuse problem. Some these laws are aimed at healthcare policies and their respective benefits. With the rising number of opioid addiction cases in the state of Florida, Florida legislators have taken steps to limit this growth, […]

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The Day The President Said My Client Wouldn’t Die In Prison

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 In my estimation, there are five things that are icing on the cake for any lawyer who practices criminal defense. 1. An acquittal in a death penalty case; 2. A reversal of a death sentence on appeal; 3. An invitation to argue before the United States Supreme Court; 4. A declaration […]

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New Year Means New Laws in Florida

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed all but three of the 272 bills that came to his desk during the 2016 legislative session. While 67 went into effect immediately upon receiving the signature of the governor and another 159 took effect on July 1, three bills became effective at the start of 2017. The three new […]

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How the “Internet of Things” Could Become a Liability

James Bates of Bentonville, Arkansas claims he woke up on November 22, 2015 to find his friend, Victor Collins, dead in his hot tub.[1]  At about 9:30AM Bates called 911 to report that he found the body after a night of heavy drinking with Collins and another friend.[2]  Bates claims to have no memory of […]

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Florida Residents in Limbo Following the Approval of Medical Marijuana

During the November presidential elections, Florida voters voted overwhelmingly in favor of legalizing medical marijuana; however, potential medical marijuana users are unclear on where they go to a local distributor to fill their medical marijuana prescriptions. Furthermore, many patients suffering from serious illnesses have questions regarding when and where they can retrieve a medical card. […]

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Pumphrey Law Scholarship: Spring 2017 Winning Essay

Pumphrey Law Scholarship Essay One of my professors at Florida State University ends every class by pleading his students to do just one thing –“Please, do not drink and drive. Be safe.” This professor has taught thousands of students and boasts an impressive and long career. Every time I hear him say these words, I […]

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