Many changes may be coming to Florida's criminal justice system, which is wonderful news for those who may be accused of drug-related offenses. The Florida First Step Act is moving through the Senate, and it could potentially eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for certain nonviolent offenders.
Well-known drug lord, El Chapo, whose real name is Joaquín Guzman Loera, has been found guilty of the charges against him in court. The 61-year-old could be sentenced to spend the remainder of his life in prison for drug trafficking and conspiracy.
Drug crimes are taken seriously, especially in light of the opioid crisis. When people deal drugs that are known to lead to addiction, there is a high risk that those individuals could be sent to prison.
Florida has had more than its share of interesting politicians. With another election upon us, it’s not entirely surprising to see news of a politician in legal trouble.