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Criminal Law - Drug Trafficking The Entrapment Defense

To establish the entrapment defense , the defendant has to testify to the statements told to him by the Confidential Informant (CI) which induced him to commit the crime. And, the defendant will want to testify about his statements to the CI that he initially refused to commit the crime. If the judge or prosecutor argues that this testimony is barred under the Hearsay Rule, they are wrong.

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The "Entrapment" Defense

Were you set up for the drug bust by a “friend” who was working with the police? If this “friend” was working as a confidential informant (“CI” for short) and used coercive tactics to get you to commit the crime, then you may have been “Entrapped”. If you were entrapped into buying or selling drugs that you were not inclined to do anyway, you can get the entire charge dismissed.

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False Confessions: How and When to Suppress Them

Do you think you’ve given incriminating testimony or statements to the police following an arrest, be it your own, a loved one, or a friend? If you do, you can file for a motion to suppress.

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Here’s What You Should Know About Arrests for Possession of Marijuana Due to an Expired Prescription

Many states in the U.S. have acknowledged the medicinal use of marijuana. In Florida, for instance, the guidelines governing the legalization of medical treatments using marijuana can be found in Amendment 2 or the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative.

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Possession of Controlled Substances in Florida (Drugs)

As one of the most common crimes in Florida, possession of a controlled substance is a crime that must be understood clearly. If you, a loved one, or a friend were charged with this crime, this post might be what you need to understand the situation.

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Inmate Rights

Did you know that 1 out of 99 American adults is currently incarcerated? The United States’ current prison population is approximately 2 million. And Florida currently has the 3rd largest number of prisoners in the US. Based on data from Project 180, a non-religious program advocating community re-entry for prisoners, Florida’s inmate population has increased by 0.06% since 2013.

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Posting Bond after a VOP: What You Need to Know

Arrests due to violations on probation are much different from being held due to a new crime. For a start, it’s easier for the court to pool evidence for probation violations than a new crime. Besides, there’s already evidence of the inability to honor a court order. And this might compel the court to impose a higher bail bond amount or refuse the opportunity altogether.

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The Qualifications for Post-Conviction Relief

It’s not unusual to hear incarcerated people realizing that they’ve rendered more jail time or paid more money for penalties than they need to. Are you or a loved one in the same situation? If yes, you can file for a post-conviction relief (PCR) motion to gather and present more evidence that could somehow change the verdict of your case.

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What Exactly Is "Contempt of Court" and What Should You Do if You Are Charged with It?

Appearing at court isn’t always easy. Most of the time, it triggers our stress response, which can sometimes make us aggressive or for others, wish to simply avoid the issue. Whatever stressful situation you may be in, don’t ever show force, or simply ignore the court's orders. Otherwise, you’ll be charged with contempt of court.

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Out-of-County Warrants in Florida: What Do You Need to Know?

Have you or a loved one been issued an out-of-county warrant? Being issues a warrant of arrest is one of the most disheartening experiences one can ever go through, and even more so, if you’ve received it wrongfully. If you have questions about out-of-county warrants in Florida, you've come to the right place.

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