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Category Archives: drug crimes


Florida Drug Laws

By Deric Zacca, PA |

If you’ve been charged with a drug crime in Florida, you are facing some stiff repercussions. The Florida legislature takes drug crimes very seriously, and the penalties can affect your future for years to come. Working with an experienced attorney can make an immense difference in the outcome, as plea bargains and other legal… Read More »


Penalties for Methamphetamine Related Crimes in Florida

By Deric Zacca, PA |

Florida has some of the toughest penalties for drug crimes in the United States, but methamphetamine abuse and addiction continues to affect the population to an alarming degree. Methamphetamine is classified as a Schedule II controlled substance because of its “high potential for abuse” that often leads to dependence. Find out how a criminal… Read More »


Drug Charge? Potentially Avoid Jail Time

By Deric Zacca, PA |

According to statistics from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, nearly 100,000 individuals are arrested for drug-related offenses on an annual basis in Florida. Florida’s criminal justice system has been increasingly lenient on drug and alcohol offenders. The state justice system is beginning to recognize that many drug and alcohol related offenses stem from… Read More »


What Should You Do if Police Ask to Search Your Vehicle?

By Deric Zacca, PA |

During routine traffic stops a police officer may ask to search your car if they believe there are weapons or narcotics in the vehicle. Fortunately, the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution generally protects against random police searches like this. If an officer were to search your car without permission, the search would be in… Read More »

Infant In Protective Care Following Allapattah Incident

By Deric Zacca, PA |

A young child is in protective care after being found alongside the road with the child’s mother after a car crash in Allapattah. The incident, similar to another one that took place recently in Ohio, involved a man passed out in the driver’s seat of the vehicle and the child’s mother on the ground… Read More »

Miami Shores Pot Operation Busted

By Deric Zacca, PA |

The legalization of marijuana is a subject that has been debated for decades and about which many people have strong feelings, both for and against. For some purposes and in some places, using or growing it is legal; but only under select circumstances and locations. Recently, a Miami Shores residence was the site of… Read More »