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Florida jury acquits four of "pill mill" drug charges

When does a doctor cross the line between writing legitimate prescriptions for patients and illegal drug trafficking? That was the question a Florida federal court jury wrestled with recently as three doctors and an investor in their clinics were tried on federal drug charges. Fortunately for the four defendants, the jury found all of them not guilty on all counts.

Florida jury acquits four of "pill mill" drug charges

When does a doctor cross the line between writing legitimate prescriptions for patients and illegal drug trafficking? That was the question a Florida federal court jury wrestled with recently as three doctors and an investor in their clinics were tried on federal drug charges. Fortunately for the four defendants, the jury found all of them not guilty on all counts.

17-year-old charged in school burglary

Anyone who survived their teenage years knows that bad decisions are part of the experience. Peer pressure, thrill seeking and falling in with the wrong crowd can lead teens to make poor choices - including juvenile crimes. Because adults know that teenagers lack the capacity for mature judgment, Florida has a separate juvenile law system, focused on rehabilitation, for minors who are charged with a crime.

17-year-old charged in school burglary

Anyone who survived their teenage years knows that bad decisions are part of the experience. Peer pressure, thrill seeking and falling in with the wrong crowd can lead teens to make poor choices - including juvenile crimes. Because adults know that teenagers lack the capacity for mature judgment, Florida has a separate juvenile law system, focused on rehabilitation, for minors who are charged with a crime.

Man who served 42 years in prison freed by scientific evidence

Florida readers of this blog have probably heard about some of the recent cases around the country in which people who were wrongfully convicted of a crime years ago have been freed based on DNA analysis that was not available at the time of the trial. DNA evidence has demonstrated the innocence of a number of people convicted of felony charges including murder and rape.

Man who served 42 years in prison freed by scientific evidence

Florida readers of this blog have probably heard about some of the recent cases around the country in which people who were wrongfully convicted of a crime years ago have been freed based on DNA analysis that was not available at the time of the trial. DNA evidence has demonstrated the innocence of a number of people convicted of felony charges including murder and rape.

South Florida high school teacher accused of sex with student

Any criminal charge can damage a person's reputation. But felony charges arising out of alleged sexual involvement with a minor can result in a person being vilified by society for life. This is the possible fate that awaits a South Florida high school teacher if he is convicted on charges he had consensual sex with a 16-year-old student.

South Florida high school teacher accused of sex with student

Any criminal charge can damage a person's reputation. But felony charges arising out of alleged sexual involvement with a minor can result in a person being vilified by society for life. This is the possible fate that awaits a South Florida high school teacher if he is convicted on charges he had consensual sex with a 16-year-old student.

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