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Category: Florida Drug Law


NOV. 8 2018
West Palm Beach DUI Lawyer | DUI Law
West Palm Beach DUI Lawyer | DUI Law

David Olson Law is committed to providing the best legal services available. DUI charges can be hefty, but we are here to help.

The Law

 

Regardless of where you live within the State of Florida, being convicted of driving under the influence can have serious and sometimes life-altering legal repercussions.  In fact, Florida’s DUI laws are some of the strictest in the country and can dramatically affect someone’s life without the assistance of effective legal counsel.  For example, an allegedly drunk driver may face a DUI-related arrest if a Florida police officer believes that they are too impaired to …

AUG. 17 2018
Drug Attorney in West Palm Beach | What is Prescription Drug Fraud?
Drug Attorney in West Palm Beach | What is Prescription Drug Fraud?

In the last decade and more, Florida has been notorious for being a “pill mill.” Substance abuse is everywhere, and prescription medications were readily available. So, this lead to an increase in prescription fraud, meaning those looking for drugs were misrepresenting themselves to gain access. This includes doctor shopping, forging prescriptions, and more. If you have a prescription drug fraud accusation against you, here’s what you should know before seeing our drug attorney in West Palm Beach:

 

What is “Doctor Shopping”?

 

It is not uncommon for people with drug abuse issues to manipulate an array of doctors to …

JUNE  21 2018
Drug Defense Attorney in West Palm Beach | What is Drug Trafficking?
Drug Defense Attorney in West Palm Beach | What is Drug Trafficking?

We all know buying, selling, and possessing controlled substances of any kind can land us in a sticky situation. Yet, you may find yourself in need of a drug defense attorney in West Palm Beach on drug trafficking charges. But, what is drug trafficking? Keep reading to learn more:

 

What is Drug Trafficking?

 

Drug trafficking is actually defined in fairly general terms. So, trafficking targets any activity regarding the sale, purchase, making, delivery, or transportation of drugs into Florida. If you are aware of the role you are playing in the distribution of drugs at any stage …

DEC. 8 2017
Medical Marijuana Has Changed in Florida — How Does It Work?
Medical Marijuana Has Changed in Florida — How Does It Work?

Since the Florida legislature passed a bill expanding medical marijuana use in our state, many Floridians want to understand more about how the laws have changed and what is actually happening.

 

Things are still evolving and businesses and communities are working out the details, but here’s what’s going on right now.

 

Medical Marijuana It’s the Law… Except Where It’s Not

In 2016, over 70 percent of Florida voters approved the measure to allow medical marijuana use. However, cities can pass moratoriums to limit the placement and number of medical marijuana centers in their municipalities. Currently, Vero Beach is …

SEP. 28 2017
Abusing Prescription Drugs in Florida Can Be Illegal
Abusing Prescription Drugs in Florida Can Be Illegal

This past August, our president said he was going to declare the current opioid epidemic a national emergency, which was recommended by his opioid commission.

 

Although President Trump has yet to fulfill that promise, some legislators have decided to take matters into their own hands.

 

Current Florida governor candidate and former congresswoman Gwen Graham said that our state should sue the pharmaceutical industry for their role in opioid addiction and to recover the costs we have spent on treating opioid addicts.

 

Graham’s approach is similar to what former Governor Lawton Chiles undertook when he sued the tobacco …

MAY  4 2017
Florida House Passes New Mandatory Minimums for Drug Crimes
Florida House Passes New Mandatory Minimums for Drug Crimes

With the legalization of marijuana in the state of Florida, one might think that the “War on Drugs” is starting to come to an end – but apparently no one has told the Florida House of Representatives.

 

Earlier this month, the House passed HB 477, a 167-page bill that would place new mandatory minimums on individuals who are convicted of trafficking fentanyl and other synthetic opioids that have taken hold of Florida citizens. The bill will also name these drugs as Schedule I. Federal law currently lists fentanyl as a Schedule II drug. Marijuana is still a Schedule I …