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Understanding the Florida Crime of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

As a criminal defense attorney for more than 25 years in a college town (Gainesville, Florida), I’ve represented hundreds of individuals charged with the crime of possession of drug paraphernalia.  Most of these individuals have been college students or otherwise law abiding citizens.  Many are stunned to learn that the maximum penalty for mere possession of drug paraphernalia in the State of Florida is one year in jail and a $1000 dollar fine, a first degree misdemeanor. See Florida Statute 893.147.  Even more surprising for many is how vague and broad the statute is.  The purpose of this blog is to educate the reader about the definitions and applicability of Florida’s drug paraphernalia statute.

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Support for Marijuana Legalization Growing in Popularity

Gallup reports that fully 50% of those polled support the decriminalization of marijuana.  With arrests for cannabis increasing three fold since 1991, support for decriminalization has risen.

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