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Some are Rallying for Mandatory Minimum Sentencing ‘Safety Valve’

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Mandatory minimums have wreaked havoc on millions of lives ever since they were created throughout the war on drugs. Nonviolent offenders are forced to spend hard time with those convicted of murder, assault, rape, and armed burglary. When drug possessors or distributors are released, they often have few options but to continue down a… Read More »

Alternative Sentencing in Florida

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Alternative sentencing is becoming a more popular option in courts around the country. Essentially alternative sentencing focuses on offering a guilty person the opportunity to have a second chance. That is not to say there is not some form of punishment, but the consequences focus on other options other than jail time. For many… Read More »

How the State of Florida Cracks Down on Synthetic Drugs

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

For some time, drug manufacturers were able to get around common laws associated with marijuana. They were able to do this by creating a synthetic drug known as Spice or K2. Essentially, the synthetic drug had similar properties of marijuana, but because of existing laws, it was technically legal. For several years a person… Read More »

Entrapment Cases In Florida

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

It is not uncommon to hear that people were “set up” when they are facing criminal charges. After all, nobody wants to admit that they committed a crime. However, there may be more truth to that statement than people realize. Entrapment cases are especially common in the state of Florida leading to a number… Read More »

Drug Paraphernalia in the State of Florida

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Drug paraphernalia is a blanketing term that covers a broad scope of drug-related items. While many people are familiar with the term because it is so often thrown around the media, there is much more to this type of charge than meets the eye. Here, we will examine what constitutes as paraphernalia and what… Read More »

Palm Beach Offers $100 Alternative to Jail Time

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

As of this writing, West Palm Beach is now offering an alternative method for people who are caught with small amounts of marijuana. While the law is not exactly supported by everybody, many people see the benefits of this method rather than jail time. A simple marijuana fine works as a way to enforce… Read More »

Prescription Drug Charges: A Serious Offense in the State of Florida

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Many people associate drug charges as being related to drugs ranging from marijuana to cocaine. However, prescription drug charges in the state of Florida are on the rise. Because of issues associated with illegal distribution and fraudulent prescriptions, Florida is tightening the loopholes and handing down harsher punishments in order to curb the issues… Read More »

Fighting a Drug Charge in Florida

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Being charged with drug possession can have major ramifications on your future. It can affect your ability to secure employment, it can affect school applications, whether you can rent an apartment, etc. Some people may not realize that a misdemeanor drug possession conviction can mean you lose your driver’s license for one year. Along… Read More »

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