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  • Weapons Crimes: Possible Penalties and Defense
    Weapons Crimes: Possible Penalties and Defense

    Being accused of any crime can have serious repercussions, but crimes involving weapons can be a great deal more damaging. The penalties for weapons crimes in Florida are often harsh, sometimes ...

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  • Drug Possession Arrests - What You Need To Know
    Drug Possession Arrests - What You Need To Know

    Although our nation's attitude toward non-violent drug offenders seems to be shifting rapidly, drug possession remains a very serious crime in Florida. If you are arrested for drug possession, you may ...

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  • First-Time Offender DUI Sentencing Requirements Panama City
    First-Time Offender DUI Sentencing Requirements Panama City

    It is common for a driver arrested on suspicion of DUI in Panama City to ask their lawyer about the possible penalties that may be imposed. A DUI carries serious mandatory penalties that can affect a ...

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  • Supreme Court Limits Law Enforcement's Power to Detain When Executing a Search Warrant
    Supreme Court Limits Law Enforcement's Power to Detain When Executing a Search Warrant

    The United States Supreme Court has limited who can be legally detained when law enforcement officers execute a search warrant. A Supreme Court ruling in 1981 gave law enforcement officers the ability ...

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  • Supreme Court: Search Based on Dog's Sniff Smells
    Supreme Court: Search Based on Dog's Sniff Smells "Up to Snuff"

    On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court ruled that a search where a police dog from the Liberty County, Florida Sheriff's Office gave a positive "alert" for drugs during a traffic stop, but no ...

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  • Panama City Beach Spring Break Arrest
    Panama City Beach Spring Break Arrest

    Panama City Beach is a Spring Break hotspot for thousands of visitors each year. The snow-white sands of the beach; the emerald-green waters; the sunny, warm Florida weather; and all the fun and ...

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