Monthly Archives: January 2023
Lawmakers Aim To End Sentencing Disparity Between Crack Cocaine And Powder Cocaine Cases
If you ask most people today which drug is the most dangerous, most will say that it is fentanyl. This makes sense because fentanyl causes more overdose deaths than any other drug, and because most people who consume fentanyl do not know that they are consuming it; they think they are getting methamphetamine, heroin,… Read More »
Is Mental Illness A Valid Defense In Criminal Cases?
It seems like everyone is talking about mental illness these days, but no one is listening. Approximately a quarter of Americans have been diagnosed with a mental illness at some point in their lives. Medical privacy laws prevent people from having to disclose their health history, including diagnoses and treatment related to psychiatric illness,… Read More »
Can You Get A DUI For Driving Under The Influence Of Cannabis?
Since 2016, the city of Tampa has decriminalized possession of small quantities of cannabis, but don’t let this make you overconfident. Neither Tampa nor the state of Florida in general has become a 420-friendly free-for-all, despite that people might sometimes act that way. You can still get civil fines for cannabis possession, and it… Read More »