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Marijuana and the law in Florida

Over recent years, marijuana and its use have been getting a lot of attention. As public opinion has moved steadily toward the legalization of cannabis for both medical and recreational use, many states have either altered their laws to reflect this position or are in the process of doing so.

How drug charges affect college careers

As a parent, you want the best for the child. You want them to succeed and you know a college education could open up many great opportunities for them. Though it hopefully does not happen, you should make sure your child understands the severity of a drug conviction. This could alter the course of their whole future.

The right to self-defense when you're being attacked

If you're accused of assault or other violent crimes, one of the defenses you can use is the defense of self-defense. It's accepted by most people that if you're being attacked, you have a right to defend yourself. The way you act in defense of yourself may be illegal, but if it's necessary, then the law may not penalize you.

Proposed changes to 'stand your ground' law

Florida state lawmakers have reached an impasse over a proposed piece of legislation that would change the "stand your ground" law. The Florida House and the Florida Senate have voted to approve of separate versions of the bill, which would modify the burden of proof required in "stand your ground" related matters.


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