DAVID OLSON BLOG


Category: Drug Possession


JAN. 9 2017
Not Even Santa Is Safe From Florida Drug Possession Laws
Not Even Santa Is Safe From Florida Drug Possession Laws

Whether you were caught partying with drugs during the holidays or buying drugs for personal use, you probably know that drug possession charges can quickly become a very serious matter, and that Florida police are not inclined to look the other way due to the forgiving nature of the season in general.

 

In fact, this year not even Santa was safe from our state’s drug laws. In mid-December, a Santa from Jacksonville was arrested recently for delivering a… different kind of gift.

 

You Better Watch Out

 

A few weeks ago, Jacksonville Police were conducting a drug-related investigation …

FEB. 15 2016
A Comprehensive Guide to Florida’s Drug Possession Laws
A Comprehensive Guide to Florida’s Drug Possession Laws

Despite the federal government’s warnings and it’s “War on Drugs,” every year thousands of Americans are arrested on drug possession charges. Many of them end up behind bars for the possession of very small amounts of illegal substances, and when aggravating circumstances are present (such as the possession of illegal drugs near or around children), a misdemeanor can rapidly turn into a felony – which means jail time, hefty fines, and a slew of serious repercussions.

 

Unfortunately for Floridians in this situation, our state has the dubious reputation of having some of the harshest drug possession laws in the …