Broward criminal lawyer William Moore defends a variety of drug cases, including possession and trafficking in controlled substances. Florida has tough anti-drug laws, including mandatory minimum sentencing legislation that can be devastating for people convicted of certain drug-related offenses. Possession of even relatively small amounts of some drugs, especially pain medication, can translate into lengthy terms of imprisonment under Florida law. Contact Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney Moore with questions or concerns, or if you have been arrested for a drug-related offense, such as possession, sale, trafficking, or possession of drug paraphernalia.
Fort Lauderdale-Dade police officers are currently searching for a suspect who was pulled over on the Florida Turnpike last week. According to the police report, a law enforcement officer pulled over a truck traveling on the southbound side of the highway near Caribbean Boulevard. The police were drawn to the truck because a box flew out of its bed and into the another vehicle traveling on the highway prior to the traffic stop.
Although the driver pulled over, he quickly jumped out of the truck. The police officer noticed the pungent odor of marijuana as he approached the truck. Eventually, law enforcement officials found the source: nearly 150 pounds worth of marijuana plants. Fort Lauderdale-Dade police estimate that the plants are worth an estimated half a million dollars, in terms of street value.
The marijuana plants were confiscated and the driver remains at large. Broward criminal lawyer William Moore reminds everyone that trafficking in marijuana plants can result in years of imprisonment in the state of Florida under the mandatory minimum sentencing scheme currently in place.
On April 20, some residents in south Florida and around the nation will celebrate the unofficial holiday centered around marijuana usage, acceptance, and legalization. Advocates gathered to discuss advances in the growing movement to make medical marijuana legal and to decriminalize personal use of the drug.
The term “420” and the corresponding date of April 20 apparently date back to a high-profile group of California marijuana users in the 1970s. Every day, the group of teenagers smoked marijuana at 4:20 p.m. Groups on college campuses often stage parties to highlight the date. Other groups frequently do so as well, although often more privately. These parties have received national news coverage and been the subject of a significant amount of commentary in the news media – both positive and negative.
Below, find a video that was not made and is certainly not endorsed by Fort Lauderdale criminal attorney William Moore, detailing the High Times (a publication for proponents of the drug) party in New York City:
Broward criminal lawyer William Moore has experience in all kinds of criminal defense, including sex crimes and DUI. A conviction for a felony or misdemeanor can have consequences on your freedom, your employment, and your personal life. If you have been arrested or charged with a crime in the south Florida area, contact William Moore, P.A., which has offices in Fort Lauderdale-Dade, Broward, and Fort Lauderdale Counties.