Florida Medical Marijuana Laws | Fort Lauderdale Marijuana Laws

Medical marijauna has passed in Florida. With the passage will the arrests for small possession lighten up? California started with passing medical and has now moved to total legalization. You still need to act with caution in Fort Lauderdale and Broward County but, the laws have lightened up ( see below ) Local cities have passed some of their own laws regarding possession of Marijuana but, state law has remained unchanged, leaving those caught in possession at risk of arrest and jail. Under Florida state law, marijuana possession is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine. In June 2015, Miami-Dade County commissioners, by a 10-3 vote, passed an ordinance that gives police the option not to arrest those caught with less than 20 grams of marijuana. Instead, an officer might write a civil citation resulting in a $100 fine. The ordinance went into effect July 10, making Miami-Dade the first county to explore decriminalization. In July 2015, Miami Beach unanimously passed a similar ordinance, also applying to less than 20 grams of marijuana and also resulting in a discretionary $100 civil fine. Then, in early August, Broward County’s Hallandale Beach followed suit: Effective September 19, 2015, possession of 20 grams or less can result in only a $100 fine. Later in August, Key West commissioners voted unanimously to give police the option of issuing $100 civil fines in lieu of making arrests for 20 grams or less of marijuana. West Palm Beach joined the trend in September 2015 when it approved a measure that gives police the option of $100 fines instead of...

Juvenile Arrested With a Gun\ Fort Lauderdale Juvenile Lawyer

Was your child arrested for possession of a gun in Fort Lauderdale? It does happen and more often then you might think. It Happens In Broward County Two boys were  arrested at Apollo Middle School  after one of them brought a gun on campus. An honor roll student appeared before judge after bringing a gun to school. Two students were also  charged after  a gun was  found at a school in Broward county. Prosecutors said a 13-year-old honor roll student told detectives that he found the gun under his father’s bed and brought it school. Juvenile Arrested With A Firearm – Florida Laws 790.22 Use of BB guns, air or gas-operated guns, or electric weapons or devices by minor under 16; limitation; possession of firearms by minor under 18 prohibited; penalties.—(1) The use for any purpose whatsoever of BB guns, air or gas-operated guns, or electric weapons or devices, by any minor under the age of 16 years is prohibited unless such use is under the supervision and in the presence of an adult who is acting with the consent of the minor’s parent. (2) Any adult responsible for the welfare of any child under the age of 16 years who knowingly permits such child to use or have in his or her possession any BB gun, air or gas-operated gun, electric weapon or device, or firearm in violation of the provisions of subsection (1) of this section commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. (3) A minor under 18 years of age may not possess a firearm, other than an unloaded firearm at...

Caught With Marijuana in Fort Lauderdale? It Ain’t Legal Yet

Yes, Medical Marijuana will be back on the ballot this November. But, right now if you are caught with it in Fort Lauderdale you have committed a crime. Marijuana is classified as a Schedule I controlled substance, which means that the drug has a high potential for abuse and has no currently accepted medical use. (Fl. Stat. Ann. § 893.03.) The possession for personal use, or manufacture, sale, or distribution of marijuana is a crime in Fort Lauderdale. Marijuana trafficking, and possession or sales of drug paraphernalia is a crime.  Florida imposes a range of penalties  under (Fl. Stat. Ann. § 893.13.) Possession for Personal Use Possessing 20 or fewer grams of marijuana is a first degree misdemeanor. In Fort Lauderdale this is  punishable with up to one year in jail. (Fl. Stat. Ann. § 893.13(6)(b).) Purchase or possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana is a third degree felony, punishable with up to five years in prison. (Fl. Stat. Ann. § 893.13(2)(a).) Manufacture and Sale Of Marijuana It is illegal to manufacture  or sell marijuana in Fort Lauderdale.  Penalties vary based on   the amount manufactured or sold. , It also depends on whether the crime was committed in a drug free area, such as a school or church  (Fl. Stat. Ann. § 893.13(1)(c).) Manufacturing, selling, or possessing marijuana with the intent to do so, is a third degree felony, punishable with up to five years in prison. (Fl. Stat. Ann. § 775.082.) Marijuana sale or possession within 1,000 feet of a school (between 6 a.m. and midnight), public recreation area, place of worship, public housing facility, or...

Indictment In The Air For Hillary

   Hillary Ready To Be Indicted What Is An Indictment? An indictment is a formal accusation against an individual suspected of committing a crime. Indictments are generally usually  obtained for felony charges.  An indictment is a formal accusation of a crime. indictments are  used  for federal crimes. The FBI is ready to indict Hillary Clinton and if its recommendation isn’t followed by the U.S. attorney general, the agency’s investigators plan to blow the whistle and go public with their findings, former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay tells Newsmax TV. “I have friends that are in the FBI and they tell me they’re ready to indict,” DeLay said Monday on “The Steve Malzberg Show.” “They’re ready to recommend an indictment and they also say that if the attorney general does not indict, they’re going public.” Clinton is under FBI investigation for her use of a private server to conduct confidential government business while she was secretary of state. But some Republicans fear any FBI recommendation that hurts Clinton will be squashed by the Obama administration. DeLay, a Texas Republican and Washington Times radio host, said: “One way or another either she’s going to be indicted and that process begins, or we try her in the public eye with her campaign. One way or another she’s going to have to face these charges.” Team Hillary is already admitting this will likely happen. Amazingly, the Clinton campaign has been busy accusing Obama’s intelligence Inspector General, Charles McCullough, of coordinating releases of information to help Republicans. (!) McCullough’s investigations found Clinton was sharing documents which were “beyond top secret”… a crime that should...

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Lawyer

What Can A Fort Lauderdale  Criminal Defense Lawyer  Do For You? An experienced and  competent criminal defense lawyer, like Guy Seligman, can negotiate to avoid charges being filed,  negotiate a plea bargain, prepare your criminal  case for trial, and come up with the best strategy for your defense based on the charges and any prior arrests.  If you’re facing a criminal charge, you must  hire a Fort Lauderdale  criminal defense lawyer  who has experience in the exact charges filed against you or the crime that you are arrested for. This lawyer musrt know  the right defenses, plea bargain deals, and what  a criminal conviction could mean for you. Why Hire a Local  Criminal Defense Lawyer? If you are suspected of a crime or charged with a crime  you require the services of a local criminal defense attorney  who knows the local judges and state attorney.  Different rules and penalty’s exist for different charges.  You need a criminal defense attorney who has defended your particular criminal charge to give you  the best defense. An experienced Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney will know the information the state attorney  will need to prove your guilt. Yiur  defense attorney should also know what information you need to prove your innocence. With over 20 years experience defending people arrested in Broward County, I know   whether there are any legal rules justifying your actions. Call me today. Let’s get started defending your...

South Florida Juvenile Defense Lawyer

Juvenile Lawyer For His or Her Defense Guy Seligman is a South Florida Juvenile lawyer serving Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County incuding  the cities of Miami, N. Miami, Miami Beach, Hallandale, Davie, Cooper City, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Ft Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Coral Springs, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, Stuart and Okeechobee. Speak To An Experienced Juvenile Crime Defense Lawyer Now Guy Seligman will fight for the rights of your child charged as a juvenile with a   criminal offenses throughout South Florida.  Let me help you  gives  to turn your child’s life around. Guy Seligman has   extensive experience handling juvenile cases such as:  DUI, Theft, Drug Possession and Sales, Assault, Battery, Carjacking, Robbery, Gangs, Attempted Murder and Murder.” I offer effective and aggressive  defense for juveniles facing a trial in either juvenile or adult court and the knowledge  juvenile court proceedings require”. About Juvenile Crimes and Charges Juveniles under the age of 18 are usually charged with crimes that are handled in the local county  juvenile court. The juvenile  courts are separate from the adult criminal courts  and are there to provide  the special needs of children and teenagers charged with juvenile crimes. In the Juvenile court system you can expect an attitude aimed to rehabilitate, counsel and educate your  child.  The adult criminal courts are more oriented towards punishment. That is why we must attempt to get your child charged as a juvenile and not an adult if the age is borderline. If your child is  found guilty or enters a plea to a charge, a dispositional hearing or sentencing hearing will be set. The...