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Video – Florida Growhouse Shoot Em Up
Traffic Stop for License Plate Frame?
In law school and on the street everyone knows that lie detectors are not admissible in court. Wrong!
Lie Detectors in Court are expanding use in Florida again. Some courts are allowing use in testing registered sex offenders & predators as a requirement of sex offender probation and monitoring.
Previously we discussed another federal case here https://www.centrallaw.com/lie-detector-polygraph-admissible-court/
Is the Lie Detector | Polygraph Admissible in Federal Court?
Photographer Arrested for Recording Drug Bust on Video
Doggie Delayed is Justice Denied?
This guy was driving on I-75 in Alachua County near Gainesville Florida home of the Florida Gators. The cop claimed he had cut off a truck, perform a traffic stop, and then called for a drug dog. This case has the shortest delay I have ever seen in any drug dog case.
The Case of the Mysterious Marijuana Delivery from UPS and The Party Animal.
One guy had a hairstyle that was described as being like Popeye with a pipe painted green in his mouth. The cop said that that was consistent with a person who was waiting for a marijuana delivery and detained him. Court ruled even a “pot-smoking sailor hair design” is not enough to save this bust.
Can You Legally Grow Your own Weed in Florida?
Lie Detectors in Florida Courts
A crew member of a ship claimed he did not know drugs were on board the ship. He was indicted in the Middle District of Florida’s Tampa Division. They indict them all, let the jury sort them out indictment charged many aboard with knowing the ship had drugs on board. This is not a rare claim where smugglers tend to minimize the need to know that 10-100 million dollars of cocaine is on board the vessel. Judge says let them use the polygraph.
Is the Lie Detector | Polygraph Admissible in Federal Court?
Can a student lose financial aid for the possession or sale of illegal drugs that occurred while receiving federal student aid?
“I think this is a huge step forward for patients in need of this critical medicine,” Luke Lirot, the attorney who argued the case Dec. 20, said in a statement. #mmj #florida #growyourown #CannabisCommunity
Shocking Stats on #Fentanyl #Deaths in #Florida Download Report.
Total drug-related deaths increased by 22 percent (2,126 more).
5,725 opioid-related deaths were reported, which is a 35 percent increase (1,483 more). The opioids were identified as either the cause of death or merely present in the decedent.
6,658 (24 percent more) individuals died with one or more prescription drugs in their system. The drugs were identified as either the cause of death or
merely present in the decedent. These drugs may have also been mixed with illicit drugs and/or alcohol.
3,550 (40 percent more) individuals died with at least one prescription drug in their system that was identified as the cause of death. These drugs may
have been mixed with other prescription drugs, illicit drugs, and/or alcohol.
#HowTo Determine Weight of a Mixture in #DrugCrimes?
One Court just Changed the Rules
Even the Tampa Bay Times, which prominently displays its Pulitzer Prize tally (12), and is behind such upstanding journalistic institutions as Poynter Institute, compiles them alongside a detailed list of physical attributes — gender, height, weight and so on. The images vanish after 60 days from a section that clocks nearly one million views a month, said the paper’s editor, Neil Brown. While he put the site’s news value at the “lowest possible level,” he said that such eyeball grabbing schemes aren’t unusual. “The slippery slope of being a purist is that there’s all kinds of stuff on news sites all over the county that is there for the interest of the audience,” he said. “I don’t think sanctimony over it is entirely well placed — though I don’t begrudge anyone their sanctimony.”
#CopsGoneWild The officer’s alleged trickery was revealed by the fact that his body cam retained footage for 30 seconds before it was activated to begin recording. During that time, according to the footage and the Baltimore public defender’s office, Officer Richard Pinheiro puts a bag of pills in a can in an alley and walks out of the alley.
The Axon cam’s initial 30 seconds of footage, by default, doesn’t have sound. After 30 seconds, viewers of the video can both see and hear the officer looking for drugs in the alley. Lo and behold, he finds them in the same soup can that he placed them in, according to the footage, which was released Wednesday. Pinheiro can then be heard yelling “yo” to his fellow officers, telling them he found drugs in the alley.
Bad Cops and Bad Cases
Free Legal Advice – Don’t Bring a Taser to a Gunfight at a Growhouse
Growhouse Weekend Score Update
Assault Rifle 2
What happens when you Bring a Taser to a Gunfight?
You lose. Two guys from South Florida planned on breaking into a Tampa grow house using a couple of tasers. The would-be grow house invaders thought they would sneak around to the back and kick in the back door.
Bad move: the occupant(s) were waiting locked and loaded.
Complete List of Florida Controlled Substances
Florida Growhouse Busted
#Oops Video from inside a Winter Haven #LoveFL #Growhouse #cannabiscommunity #cannabislaws #marijuana
Growhouse Busted in Winter Haven, Florida – Video From the Inside
Is there a marijuana grow house in your neighborhood?
Probably YES. Another Weed Growing Operation was Raided in a quiet Florida residential neighborhood
#cannabiscommunity, #cannabislaws, #marijuana, #norml
Is there a marijuana grow house in your neighborhood?
What happens when a suspect throws drugs away and the cops find them?
“Inevitable discovery is a recognized exception to the exclusionary rule and requires the State to establish that “the evidence would have inevitably been discovered in the course of a legitimate investigation.” Moody v. State, 842 So. 2d 754, 759 (Fla. 2003). See also Nix v. Williams, 467 U.S. 431, 444 (1984) (recognizing and adopting the inevitable discovery exception to the exclusionary rule, and holding that the exclusionary rule should not apply if “the prosecution can establish by a preponderance of the evidence that the information ultimately or inevitably would have been discovered by lawful means”).
#PatDown InevitableDiscovery #Abandonment #TrafficStop #4thAmendment, #FourthAmendment #StopFrisk
FREE ADVICE: #DontDontDoThis “Who’s in Sarasota and has weed?” Sarasota police quickly responded with a tweet of their own: “If you’d like to stop by our headquarters, our narcotics detectives would be more than happy to talk.”
#CannabisCommunity #CannabisLaws #Weed
Tweet looking for drugs answered by Sarasota police
Why America Can’t Quit the Drug War
Tampa Cannabis Decriminalized Ordinance
MAP: Civil Citations for Marijuana-related Violations
#BreakingNews Weedman has been arrested again on marijuana charges after law enforcement raided his restaurant and cannabis temple.
#WeedMan #CannabisLaws #CannabisCommunity
St Petersburg, Florida Marijuana Civil Citation Program
Complete Text of Tampa Cannabis Ordinance
Possession of a Controlled Substance – One of over 1500 ways to land in Tampa, Florida’s Hillsborough County Jail
This is the 11th on the list of over 1500 ways to land in Tampa, Florida’s Hillsborough County Jail. Possession of a Controlled Substance is a Third Degree Felony that can be punished by 5 years in the Florida State Prison. Here is a summary of the rather obscure names for drugs under the Florida Controlled Substances laws. We call it our Florida Drug Name Online Dictionary. https://www.drug2go.com/p/drug-dictionary.html
What happens in a typical Constructive of Possession of Cocaine Case in Florida?
The conviction of one of multiple occupants of a vehicle was reversed, even though “this case does present circumstances that could be interpreted as incriminating, those circumstances can also be construed as being consistent with . . . innocence.”
How to Make Money at Home
How to make a living as a chemist. #Fentanyl “is one of the most potent opiates in human history — 100 times more powerful than morphine, and 50 times stronger than heroin alone. It is now flooding the streets as an addictive recreational drug, adding a terrifying turn to the worst narcotics epidemic in American history.” #WW #WalterWhite #BreakingBad #HomeTalkTuesday
Just completed an interesting afternoon with a doctor in seminar on drugs and testing and impairment of drivers.
Cops Walk in House with No Warrant
Treasure Island, Florida has become a hotbed of the methamphetamine world. So while on patrol, a cop saw an open door with mail on the floor near the mail slot. The decision was made to enter the home and make sure everyone was alright. Of course, while there, why not search the house and find some meth. Court says adios to this one.
Top 50 Ways to Go to Jail
Many of the Top 10 ways to go to jail in Tampa, Florida are drug crimes. By the way there are 1656 ways to end up in the Hillsborough County Jail.
Medical Marijuana Back on 2016 Ballot in Florida
“We therefore approve the proposed amendment and Financial Impact Statement for placement on the ballot.” said Florida’s Highest Court.
Cannabis Reform in St Petersburg, Pinellas County Florida
Intervention and a second chance seems to be a more productive solution than parading them through jail and saddling them with arrest records. #cannabiscommunity
Is a Search Warrant Required for a Grow Room in a House?
Get a warrant, copper. Even though Bail Bondsman Opened a Grow Room Door and then Called the Cops.
How to Beat a Drug Dog Search?
How to Beat a Drug Dog Search? What Does the Supreme Court say about Threats of a Drug Dog Search? Traffic cops and sometimes other law enforcement try to scare citizens by threatening to call in a dog, if they do not consent to a search.
Drug Sniffing Dog Accuracy How accurate must a drug sniffing dog be? Courts have frequently addressed drug dogs and drug dog training to evaluate whether the indication of drugs during a walk-around is sufficient to justify a complete search. Some Judges have expressed concern, but convictions are supported even where, “overall accuracy rate in the field (i.e., the number of times he alerts and his human handler finds drugs) is not much better than a coin flip (59.5%).
Appeals court ruled that the defendant’s actions in answering questions and producing bag of marijuana for officers were not voluntary.
Drug Court Pre Trial Intervention in Florida
To avoid a conviction in the Drug Court system someone must:
1. Not have a prior felony conviction in the State of Florida or any other location;
2. Agree they have a substance abuse and or addiction problem;
3. Be able to comply with the programs requirements & rules;
4. Have your own transportation in order to attend your appointments
5. Be approved by the State Attorney’s Office, the Department of Corrections, Drug Pre-Trial Intervention and DACCO (treatment agency)
Can a Florida Drug Overdose Grant Immunity From Criminal Prosecution?
Working on first author’s proof for first publication. Drug Crimes Book is nearing completion. Here is a draft of the Table of Contents.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction: Do You Need a Drug Crimes Defense Lawyer? 6
Vehicle Seizures and Forfeitures 7
Anonymous Tips 7
Traffic Stop by Non Law Enforcement 17
Video Recording of Police Encounters 19
Failure to Follow Proper Procedures 20
The Arrest 21
Targeting Neighborhoods 21
The Field Test for Drugs 21
What About Miranda Rights? 21
Witnesses Required For Court 26
Presumptive Field Testing of Drugs 26
The Driver’s License 27
Florida Drug Crimes License Suspension 27
Summary of Florida Drug Crimes License Suspension Laws 28
Consequences of a Drug Conviction 30
The Court 32
Florida Standard Jury Instruction for Possession and Trafficking in Drugs 32
Jury Trial Victories 33
Acquittal of a Drug Charges 33
The Impact of a Drug Crimes Conviction 36
Vehicle Impounded 36
First Time Drug Crime Penalties 38
Second Time Drug Crime Penalties 39
How to Go to Jail 39
Third time Drug Crime Penalties 40
How to Get a Felony Drug Crime Conviction 40
Drug Court and Avoiding a Conviction 40
Good news for veterans in trouble in Tampa.