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Doctor and staff arrested on prescription drug offenses

When there are reports of an arrest on drug offenses in Florida, there is a perception that it automatically linked to illegal drugs. It might be a person who is using the drugs and is caught possessing an amount that is clearly for individual use. Or it might be a person who is dealing or distributing street drugs. However, there are also times when arrests are made for violations related to prescription drugs. This is not limited to users. Doctors and pharmacists can be charged. When there is an arrest on drug crimes related to prescription drugs, they too need to make certain they have a strong legal defense.

Corrections officer faces drug charges

Law enforcement in Orlando keeps a close eye on potential legal violations with drugs. This can occur as part of an investigation into high-level sales and low-level drug possession and use. It runs the gamut in the types of drugs that can lead to an arrest. This includes legal prescription medications, drugs that are not considered that serious like marijuana, and all the way to cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. Regardless of the alleged drug crimes, those who are placed under arrest must make certain to understand what they are facing and take steps to formulate a strong defense.

What are amounts and penalties for cannabis drug trafficking?

The laws regarding marijuana use and possession are in flux throughout the U.S., but there are still laws against drug trafficking with it. Legally referred to as cannabis, Florida has certain laws and penalties linked to those laws for its sale, purchase, manufacture, delivery, or bringing it into the state. For those who are charged with these violations, it is essential to understand the law, the potentially serious consequences, and how to form a defense after the arrest. The amount is one of the key factors in such a case.

Man arrested over drug offenses from the 1980s

For certain alleged drug offenses, law enforcement will continue its pursuit for many years. This is particularly true for those who are considered major suppliers of narcotics. When there is an arrest for drug crimes, there can be serious consequences for a conviction. For those who are accused of being involved with drugs at any level whether it is as a distributor, a dealer or a purchaser, having a legal defense is imperative. One major case from more than 25 years ago has come up again with the arrest of a man who was said to have been involved and fled prior to indictment.

Man resembling Santa charged with drug crimes

Drug arrests in Orlando can sometimes be unique in their circumstances and involve those who might not appear to have the prevailing characteristics of those who are involved in the sale of drugs. Often, a drug arrest is made and charges are filed when there is a logical explanation for what happened or the charges are without merit. This is when it is imperative to have legal help. No matter the circumstances, when a person was placed under arrest for drug crimes, having legal assistance can help to reduce charges and possibly be acquitted.

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