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Is Rehab An Option Instead Of Jail Time?

Has your loved one committed a crime that’s totally out of their character? Did they do so under the influence of drugs or alcohol? Believe it or not, with the help of a West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney, they may just be able to avoid jail time while at the same time negating their [...]

By | September 11th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

In What Ways Are Drug Abuse And Crime Linked?

Have you been accused of a crime that was committed under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or was motivated by your need to feed your addiction? If you or a loved one is facing jail time because of a crime committed while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you’re not the only one [...]

By | August 25th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

How To Get Court-Appointed Rehabilitation

According to SAMHSA, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, over 276,000 adolescents were current nonmedical users of pain relievers in 2015, with 122,000 having an addiction to prescription pain relievers. Although prevalent in today’s society, the opioid crisis obviously isn’t the only drug that’s affecting the lives of many. A variety of drugs and alcohol could [...]

By | August 11th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

How To Fight DUI Charges For Prescription Drugs

Little do many people know, you can still be arrested for driving while under the influence (DUI) when you take prescription drugs—even if they have been legally prescribed to you by a doctor. There are some drugs that can actually impair your ability to drive, which can make you a high-risk driver on the road. [...]

By | July 25th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Can Drug Abuse Lead To Crime?

There are a variety of drugs available for people to use for different reasons—some good and some bad. Pharmaceutical drugs that have passed a health and safety inspection can be used to help people overcome illnesses and cope with pain. However, there are other drugs available that are humanmade with different chemicals, which can put [...]

By | July 10th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Penalties for Drug Possession in West Palm Beach

When it comes to assessing penalties for drug possession every state has their own statutes in addition to the federal laws. Being accused of possessing an illegal drug in Palm Beach County may mean facing felony charges. Unless you were caught in the possession of a small amount of marijuana or other low-level drug then [...]

By | October 16th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Understanding Restitution In Florida

Restitution is the payment made by a convicted criminal to the victim or victims of his or her crime. Judges in the state of Florida may require a restitution payment as part of the sentence for a crime if the victim or victims of the crime were damaged financially. Someone who sprays graffiti on the [...]

By | September 18th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

How Does A Plea Bargain Work?

If you have been charged with a crime in Palm Beach County or elsewhere in South Florida, and if the state's evidence against you is weak, you may choose to fight the charge aggressively, take the case to a trial, and hope that the jury returns a "not guilty" verdict. However, if you make that [...]

By | August 22nd, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

What Is Family Drug Court?

Family drug courts aim at successfully reuniting families where one or both parents have substance abuse issues. The first family drug court was established in Reno, Nevada, in 1995. Today, more than three hundred family drug court programs are in operation across the United States. Family drug courts operate much like the more well-known adult [...]

By | July 21st, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Drug Charge In Palm Beach County? Drug Court Might Be An Option

According to the National Institute of Justice, more than three thousand drug courts are currently operating in the United States. Drug courts are specialized court programs that target criminal defendants and offenders, juvenile offenders, and sometimes parents involved in child welfare cases who have alcohol and/or other drug dependency problems. Although drug courts vary, they [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments