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Supreme Court to hear case on synthetic drugs

Melinda Morris
By: Melinda Morris
Mar. 13 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled a case for oral argument over aspects of a federal law that regulates and prohibits synthetic drugs. The main question in the case is whether the government must prove the defendant knew or should have known the substances in question were an analogue of a controlled substance to convict…
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Sexting Offense May Be Readdressed in Coming Florida Legislative Session

Melinda Morris
By: Melinda Morris
Mar. 02 2015

A law prohibiting minors from sending or possessing nude pictures may be readdressed in the new session of the Florida Legislature, which convenes Tuesday, March 3. The law, passed in 2011, has been questioned as potentially unenforceable.  Legislators are hoping to fix what could be a fatal flaw. The law made it an offense for a…
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Florida Legislature considering changes to law for BUI, domestic violence and expungement

Melinda Morris
By: Melinda Morris
Feb. 04 2015

The Florida Legislature begins its regular session in less than a month, on March 2, and legislators have already started filing potential bills. Some of the proposed legislation pertains to different criminal matters, including boating under the influence, no contact orders for domestic violence cases, and expungement. Senate Bill 598 proposes that a boating under…
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