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Category Archives: Drug Crimes

LadyJustice

The Mostly Harmless Substances That Can Make Your Opioid Case Much Worse

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

The scare campaigns of the War on Drugs included classroom lessons where teachers warned children that, as dangerous as illegal drugs could be, the unknown substances that drug dealers mixed with them could be even more dangerous.  For example, teachers in the 1980s would tell students that, instead of cocaine, the white powder that… Read More »

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PrescriptionDrug

How Will The CDC’s New Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Affect Drug Crime?

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

No one wants to go back to the days of Florida’s pill mills, when if your car had enough life left in it to cross state lines into Florida, you could go to a pain clinic in any strip mall, offer the flimsiest excuse about why you were there, and walk away with enough… Read More »

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Syringe

Researchers Publish Study On Fentanyl Vaccine

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

Fentanyl is scary, and getting criminal charges for drug crimes is scary, so getting criminal charges for possession of fentanyl is the scariest of all.  Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is about 50 times as strong as morphine; fatal overdoses have been reported where adult victims ingested as little as two milligrams of… Read More »

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CriminalLaw

Florida Tianeptine Laws

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

Call them research chemicals, designer drugs, bath salts, cleaning solvents, or potpourri, but drug analogues are illegal drugs in all but name.  Synthetic cannabinoids and synthetic opioids are akin to the homemade copycat versions of Chick-fil-A grilled nuggets or Chipotle barbacoa that you perfected in your kitchen during the COVID-19 lockdown.  Sure, you can… Read More »

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Arrested5

When Are You Immune From Prosecution For Drug Charges?

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

Paranoia can be a side effect of some illegal drugs, but given the draconian punishments you can get for possession of even the smallest quantities of most illegal drugs, your fear of every blue light flashing in the distance and every cell phone camera pointed in your direction is quite reasonable.  In many cases,… Read More »

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Marijuana

Biden Issues Executive Order Pardoning Federal Convictions For Simple Possession Of Cannabis

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

Is cannabis a dangerous drug that leads to dangerous behavior in the short term and chronic illness in the long term?  Is it a fun vice, like alcohol or tobacco, relatively harmless in moderation?  Is it a medical miracle?  A wellness fad?  It depends who you ask, but whichever interpretation you support, you will… Read More »

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CrimLaw15

What Must The Prosecution Prove In A Drug Possession Case?

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

In order to secure a conviction in a criminal case, the prosecution must present strong evidence that the defendant committed the crime of which he or she is being accused.  You have the right to consult with a lawyer, and the prosecution must be transparent with your lawyer about the evidence they plan to… Read More »

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Ketamine

Ketamine: Don’t Believe The Stereotypes, Even If The Police Do

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

If you have ever had surgery, there is a good chance that you woke up on the operating table, but you do not remember it.  The drugs that anesthesiologists administer do more than make you sleep.  Some of them decrease your heart rate and breathing rate, temporarily putting you in a hibernation-like state, while… Read More »

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Xylazine, The Non-Opioid That Just Made The Opioid Epidemic Even Scarier

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

In Florida, you can get in big trouble for selling a small quantity of drugs, but you can get into much bigger trouble if the person who bought the drugs dies from an overdose as a result of consuming them.  Most buyers of street drugs are not sure what they are buying, and street-level… Read More »

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DrugCrime

Instagram Is Florida’s Biggest Snitch

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

On Instagram, everyone is richer, cooler, and better looking than they are in real life.  Sometimes, though, Instagram and other social media sites inadvertently show you sides of people that they do not want you to see, especially if you are a law enforcement officer.  If you have an active social media account and… Read More »

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