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How to Defend Drug Charges Following an Overdose
If you suffered a drug overdose, you know that you are thanking your lucky stars. Taking too much of a substance or taking a substance that has an unknown ingredient can produce severe symptoms and even result in death. While you may have survived the ordeal, you may now find yourself facing criminal charges. You might face charges for possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia, and more. Whenever you have been charged with a crime, it is best to seek legal help from a qualified Brevard County criminal defense attorney. What is Immunity From Drug Prosecution? Florida has enacted an immunity statute that protects people from drug prosecutions under some circumstances. Florida Statute 893.21 grants immunity from prosecution for situations in which medical treatment was sought for a drug overdose. When the police find drugs and drug paraphernalia at the time of the overdose treatment, the.
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Can I Relocate With My Child After a Divorce?
Going through a divorce is a challenging experience for everyone in the family. Following a divorce, you may consider making some life changes. One of the changes may be to move out of the area. You may want to take a job in another city, or you might prefer to move closer to your family. If you have shared parenting of your children, picking up and moving is not always easy. You will need to get approval from the other parent and/or the court if you want to relocate with your child. What is Relocation? When you simply want to move across town, you will not need permission from the courts or from the other parent. However, if you want to move further than 50 miles away, Florida statutes consider it relocation. Relocation applies when a parent will move further away than 50 miles and plans to stay.
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What is a Plea Deal and can I Get One?
If you have been charged with a crime, you may be unsure of what to expect with the legal process. You probably have many questions and are not sure what the future holds. Depending on the charges, you may be eligible for a plea agreement. A plea agreement, also known as a plea deal, is an agreement to reduce the defendant’s punishment, often by reducing the charges or through reduced sentences. In return, the defendant must typically plead guilty to a lesser charge. In some cases, you may get a plea deal in exchange for testimony in a case against another defendant. What are the Benefits of a Plea Deal? There are several potential benefits to a plea deal. The most significant advantage is that you will be able to plead guilty to lesser charges, so you will not have the most serious charges on your record. This.
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