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Florida Criminal Law

New Court Ruling Ends Nebbia Holds In Florida The Second District Court of Appeals on February 14, 2018 issued an opinion in  Casiano v. State, which effectively ends the use of Nebbia holds in the state courts of Florida.  A Nebbia…

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Is Butane Hash Oil Possession a Crime in Florida? Butane hash oil (BHO) possession is clearly a crime in Florida.  The only real question is whether BHO possession is a felony or a misdemeanor crime.  The Florida law which defines…

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Is Kratom Possession a Crime in Florida? As of February 2017, Kratom possession is not a crime in Florida, with the exception of Sarasota County. In January 2014 Sarasota passed a county ordinance, making it illegal to possess kratom, which it…

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WHAT IS THE NEW FLORIDA GOOD SAMARITAN LAW FOR MOTOR VEHICLES? A new Florida Good Samaritan law now gives an individual the right to break into another person’s motor vehicle if a “vulnerable person” or animal appears to be in…

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A bill signed into law on February 24, 2016 will change Florida law in a significant way regarding the crime of aggravated assault with a firearm.  As of July 1, 2016, aggravated assault with a firearm will NO LONGER CARRY A…

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