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Obama's last official act is hundreds of commutations

Some Florida federal inmates might be among the 1,715 offered clemency by Barack Obama during his eight years in office. On Jan. 19, Obama commuted the sentences of 330 people serving time for drug crimes. During his presidency, Obama tried to reform sentencing laws that he felt were unjust but was largely unsuccessful due to pushback from Congress. These commutations were part of his overall effort to attack what he saw as systemic problems in sentencing.

Defend yourself! 3 ways to show you were using self-defense

You're shocked by the violence caused by your wife, someone you married for her kindness and respect. Now, you see that she has a completely different attitude toward you, and you're a victim of domestic violence.

Overview of drug manufacturing and cultivation charges

People in Florida who are charged with drug possession may also face charges of drug manufacturing or cultivation. A person could be charged with drug manufacturing or cultivation if it's discovered that he or she possesses ingredients that are commonly used to make illegal drugs. However, prosecutors usually must find more than one drug ingredient to prove that a person was planning to manufacture or cultivate a controlled substance.

Man in Santa suit accused of possession of drugs

On Dec. 19, a 41-year-old Florida man who was dressed up as Santa Claus was taken into police custody after he was accused of being in possession of several types of drugs. Authorities stated that that man was seen unloading a U-Haul truck that had a large amount of marijuana sitting in plain view on the driver's seat.

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