DAVID OLSON BLOG


Category: Drug Possession


JULY  21 2017
4 Defense Strategies to Beat Florida Drug Possession Charges
4 Defense Strategies to Beat Florida Drug Possession Charges

 

Both nationally and right here in Florida, law enforcement is once again cracking down hard on drug crimes, even minor ones. It is now more important than ever that you know your rights and how to fight back if you find yourself charged.

 

Below are some of the defense strategies that you may be able to use if you get arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

 

Whether or not you should use any particular strategy is something that you should discuss with your lawyer, because what is best for you will depend on the particulars …

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 …