As states across the country begin to legalize recreational pot use and permit medicinal use of marijuana, the Sunshine State refuses to alter — and continues to enforce — its seemingly draconian drug laws. One man from Miami was reminded of this harsh reality this past week, after he was arrested for attempting to sell marijuana after advertising it on Craigslist.
After viewing the add, detectives contacted the e-mail address of thee seller and asked if he would come to Monroe County to make the sale. The man, according to NBC Miamiwas charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, as well as use of a cell phone to facilitate a felony and possessing drug paraphernalia.
As our West Palm Beach and Hollywood drug crime defense lawyers know, these are serious charges with serious consequences. But remember: as our West Palm Beach and Hollywood drug crime defense lawyers know, he faces other charges as well, some of which are just as serious. As the story demonstrates, while many states across the country are quickly turning toward a more lenient and accepting approach to marijuana use, it seems as though Florida is not.
At the same time, the story also reminds us that broadcasting criminal activity on the Internet is practically a surefire way to get caught. Remember, police departments and other law enforcement agencies monitor the Internet for suspicious activity; further, what you to the Internet is pretty much indelible; despite your attempts to retract or delete online posts, they will remain imprinted on the Internet, in some form, forever. We look forward to assisting you!
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