May 7, 2017
Fentanyl Drug Trafficking

Florida Passes Fentanyl Drug Trafficking Legislation

On May 5, 2017 the Florida legislature passed a bill which adds penalties for Drug Trafficking in Fentanyl.  The bill lays out that anyone who “knowingly sells, purchases, manufactures, delivers, or brings into this state, or who is knowingly in actual or constructive possession” of at least four but less than 14 grams, the mandatory minimum prison term would be three years, plus a $50,000 fine. For at least 14 but less than 28 grams, the mandatory minimum prison term would be seven years, plus a $100,000 fine. For at least 28 grams but less than 30 kilograms, the mandatory […]
April 21, 2017
Drugs Pills and Capsules

Should There Be a Policy on Minimum Mandatories for Drug Addicts?

It seems that in Orlando you can’t turn on the news without hearing something about the Death Penalty and the State Attorney’s office. State Attorney Aramis Ayala has stated that she has discretion to not enforce the death penalty. But where does her office stand on Drug Trafficking cases? Please understand this post isn’t about Rick Scott, the Death Penalty or Markeith Lolyd. But rather drug trafficking minimum mandatory cases. The Prosecutor’s office is always weighing Policies vs Discretion. Policies create uniformity in the criminal justice system so that if a defendant commits a crime he isn’t treated differently based on […]