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Air Travel with a Firearm in Fort Lauderdale: Dos and Don’ts

By Haber Blank, LLP |

While you can legally bring your firearm on plane journeys in many situations, it is important to approach this process in a careful manner. Before heading to the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, you may wish to review the various laws and regulations that apply to air travel with a firearm. Doing so may save… Read More »

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What Happens if My Child Brings a Firearm to School in Fort Lauderdale?

By Haber Blank, LLP |

Parents may receive phone calls from high schools for a number of reasons, but this situation can be particularly tense when firearms are involved. As a parent, you might have a million questions when you learn that your child has been caught with a firearm on school premises. This issue is unfortunately quite common… Read More »

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Cutting Cocaine in Fort Lauderdale: Can It Lead to Lesser Sentences?

By Haber Blank, LLP |

According to InSight Crime, the purity of cocaine in the United States is “continuously decreasing.” This lack of purity is something that many recreational users and low-level dealers have come to accept, and it is virtually unheard of for these individuals to come across 100% pure cocaine in Fort Lauderdale. This is of course… Read More »

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Accidental Discharge in Fort Lauderdale: Will I Face Penalties?

By Haber Blank, LLP |

According to one study, there are approximately 430 unintentional firearm fatalities in the United States each year. In 2022, 19 of these deaths occurred in Florida – according to data from Florida Health. If you have accidentally discharged a firearm in Fort Lauderdale, you might be wondering what kinds of penalties you will face…. Read More »

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Penalties for Trafficking Magic Mushrooms in Fort Lauderdale

By Haber Blank, LLP |

Magic mushrooms are some of the most popular recreational drugs in Florida. According to the National Institutes of Health, the consumption of these mushrooms likely began before humanity even evolved – and there is evidence that even early hominins such as Neanderthals ate them. Today, many Florida residents face criminal consequences for trafficking these… Read More »

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Felons Face Serious Consequences for Firearm Possession in Florida

By Haber Blank, LLP |

Although incarceration and fines represent the most obvious consequences associated with felonies, convicts may also lose certain rights after convictions. A felon cannot possess a firearm in the State of Florida, and any attempts to obtain a firearm may result in serious penalties. A number of felons have faced these penalties within the past… Read More »

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Possession of a Digital Scale: Can It Be Used as Evidence in a Florida Trafficking Case?

By Haber Blank, LLP |

There are many reasons why someone might want to carry a digital scale. Some coffee enthusiasts use scales to measure out the perfect amount of coffee for a consistent brewing experience. Chefs and culinary professionals might also want to take digital scales to work in order to accurately measure out ingredients. Of course, drug… Read More »

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What You Need to Know About the Gabby Petito Act in Florida

By Haber Blank, LLP |

Florida’s domestic violence laws are constantly evolving, and the newest change comes by way of the newly proposed “Gabby Petito Act.”  This law seeks to create tougher penalties for those accused of domestic violence in Florida.  The move has been largely celebrated by various media organizations, but many Florida residents might not be completely… Read More »

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What Is the Definition of Unlicensed Firearm Dealing in Florida?

By Haber Blank, LLP |

Many Florida residents deal in firearms without realizing it. If you lack a proper license for these firearm transfers, serious legal penalties are possible. Even if you don’t see yourself as a “firearms dealer,” you may be classified as such under Florida law. It is very important to obtain proper licenses and follow appropriate… Read More »

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What Is the Highest Possible Sentence for Marijuana in Florida?

By Haber Blank, LLP |

While public perception of marijuana in Florida is shifting, serious penalties are still possible for anyone caught with this prohibited substance. In fact, the most serious penalties may shock many Florida residents, especially those who assume that criminal courts in the Sunshine State view this drug with a degree of leniency. What is the… Read More »

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