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The Illegal “Spice”

Spice (aka K2, Genie, Black Mamba, potpourri, incense), a manufactured synthetic marijuana, and once sold in convenience stores, is illegal under Florida and under Federal laws. In July 2012, President Barack Obama signed the Synthetic Drug Abuse Prevention Act of 2012 into federal law. It banned synthetic chemical compounds frequently found in synthetic marijuana, placing them under Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. Prior to that, some chemical compounds within synthetic marijuana were scheduled under the Controlled Substances Act. Others had been temporarily scheduled until final determination of their status was made.

The Drug Enforcement Administration considers it to be a “drug of concern”, citing a surge in emergency room visits and calls to poison-control centers. Adverse health effects associated with its use include seizures, hallucinations, paranoid behavior, agitation, anxiety, nausea, vomiting, racing heartbeat, and elevated blood pressure.

The punishments for possessing or distributing spice are severe, and several cases are being brought in Florida and federal courts. Also, cash made through the prohibited importation a distribution of those drugs may be subject to forfeiture under the Federal and/or State Money Laundering legislative acts.

If you, or someone you care about, is arrested for possession or distribution of Spice or any drug, your rights, freedom, and property are in jeopardy. The attorneys at Bauer, Crider, and Parry, are here to defend your fundamental interests during this difficult and precarious time. We will aggressively and effectively handle every aspect of your criminal defense. Bauer, Crider, and Parry, have provided Floridians with over 30 years of strong criminal defense, stronger results, and over 130 combined years of legal experience.

Never believe you can’t win.

Consequences of a DUI in Florida

April is alcohol responsibility month. Whether you’re a parent with kids in elementary school, a new teen driver, or an adult with plans for a happy hour tonight, we’re asking everyone to learn more about the importance of alcohol responsibility this month.

Fortunately, Florida is not among the states that rate high in drunk driving. But, tragically, 676 Floridians lost their lives due to drunk driving in 2013. Twenty eight percent of driving fatalities in Florida that year involved alcohol impaired drivers.

If you drink alcohol and drive you dramatically increase your chance of being in a crash. In addition, if you are pulled over and the officer asks you to take a blood, urine or breath test you are required to comply. Florida has the “Implied Consent Law”. When you sign your driver’s license you have agreed to take these tests upon request. Refusal to take any of the tests will result in an immediate suspension for one year. A second refusal will result in an 18 month suspension.

Florida has a Zero Tolerance law for drivers under 21. This means that any driver under 21 that is stopped by law enforcement and has a blood alcohol level of .02 or higher will automatically have their Florida driver’s license suspended for 6 months. The .02 limit really means that you cannot have a single drink and drive. And that’s the idea.

For drivers over 21 the legal limit in Florida is .08. Regardless of your age be aware that drinking and driving is considered a serious offense. Below we have summarized the penalties in the state of Florida for a first offense DUI, but the average cost including legal defense, fines, and auto insurance increases is $8000.
Florida penalties for first DUI convictions are the following:

1. Fine – up to $500
2. Community Service – 50 hours
3. Probation not to exceed 1 year
4. Imprisonment no to exceed 6 months
5. License revocation of no less than 6 months
6. DUI school – 12 hours

A DUI in Florida and the potential loss of freedom and other essential rights is an emotional and serious event for anyone. The attorneys at Bauer, Crider, Parry, are here for you during this difficult process and will aggressively and effectively handle every aspect of your DUI defense. We have provided the Tampa area with over 30 years of strong criminal defense, stronger results, and over 130 combined years of legal experience.
Never believe you can’t win.

Criminal Defense for Hernando County

At Bauer, Crider, and Parry, we believe an aggressive, reputable lawyer is essential if you have been charged with any type of misdemeanor or felony offense in Hernando County, Florida. Conviction of a criminal offense in Herando County can result in significant consequences including the loss of freedom, family, career, or reputable status within the community. Incarceration and fines meted out by the court can affect you and your family for many years. In order to preserve what you value the most, it is imperative that you obtain a criminal defense lawyer that will use their professional skill in protecting your freedom and property during all phases of your case.
The criminal defense attorneys at Bauer, Crider, and Parry are strongly committed to defending your rights, freedom, and property. From the moment you hire Bauer, Crider, and Parry to represent your case, we will commence an aggressive defense strategy to win your case your case with professionalism, compassion, and confidentiality.
The defense team at Bauer, Crider, and Parry will thoroughly investigate every aspect of your charge. As we proceed together, we will provide you with guidance on what the best options are in your case. Each criminal case is different, and in some, a plea deal agreement might be the best possible solution to avoid a tougher sentence at trial. We resolutely believe that accepting a plea should never be done without the professional representation of a competent criminal defense team. Additionally, we will inform you of any potential legal alternatives including, deferred adjudication or probation, if applicable.
A professional from Bauer, Crider, and Parry can determine, from the facts researched in your case, the likelihood of winning at trial. If there is the opportunity to receive a not guilty verdict by taking the case through the court process, we will provide you with a forceful defense, even if you believe that your case can’t be won.
A criminal charge in Herando County and the potential loss of freedom and other essential rights is an emotional and serious event for anyone. The attorneys at Bauer, Crider, Parry, are here for you during this difficult process and will aggressively and effectively handle every aspect of your criminal defense. We have provided Hernando County with over 30 years of strong criminal defense, stronger results, and over 130 combined years of legal experience.
Never believe you can’t win.

Criminal Defense for Pinellas County

At Bauer, Crider, and Parry, we believe an aggressive, reputable lawyer is essential if you have been charged with any type of misdemeanor or felony offense in Pinellas County, Florida. Conviction of a criminal offense in Pinellas County can result in significant consequences including the loss of freedom, family, career, or reputable status within the community. Incarceration and fines meted out by the court can affect you and your family for many years. In order to preserve what you value the most, it is imperative that you obtain a criminal defense lawyer that will use their professional skill in protecting your freedom and property during all phases of your case.
The criminal defense attorneys at Bauer, Crider, and Parry are strongly committed to defending your rights, freedom, and property. From the moment you hire Bauer, Crider, and Parry to represent your case, we will commence an aggressive defense strategy to win your case your case with professionalism, compassion, and confidentiality.
The defense team at Bauer, Crider, and Parry will thoroughly investigate every aspect of your charge. As we proceed together, we will provide you with guidance on what the best options are in your case. Each criminal case is different, and in some, a plea deal agreement might be the best possible solution to avoid a tougher sentence at trial. We resolutely believe that accepting a plea should never be done without the professional representation of a competent criminal defense team. Additionally, we will inform you of any potential legal alternatives including, deferred adjudication or probation, if applicable.
A professional from Bauer, Crider, and Parry can determine, from the facts researched in your case, the likelihood of winning at trial. If there is the opportunity to receive a not guilty verdict by taking the case through the court process, we will provide you with a forceful defense, even if you believe that your case can’t be won.
A criminal charge in Pinellas County and the potential loss of freedom and other essential rights is an emotional and serious event for anyone. The attorneys at Bauer, Crider, Parry, are here for you during this difficult process and will aggressively and effectively handle every aspect of your criminal defense. We have provided Pinellas County with over 30 years of strong criminal defense, stronger results, and over 130 combined years of legal experience.
Never believe you can’t win.

A Tampa Criminal Attorney Can Help Defend You from Various Charges

Criminal charges come in different shapes and forms. Also, they can be leveled against you even if you are innocent. A skilled Tampa criminal attorney from a firm like Bauer Crider & Parry can help you fight these allegations, as legal representation is the best way you can ensure a fair hearing and prove your innocence. There are three types of charges you might face in court: Read More →

Get a Tampa DUI Attorney to Help With a DUI Charge to Avoid Problems

Getting charged with a DUI in Florida is serious business. You may think that according to Florida law, you’ll only be paying $500 to $1000. However, that’s just a fraction of what you’ll end up paying when you account for bail, classes, and other additional expenses associated with losing your license. This is why it is essential that you hire a skilled Tampa DUI attorney from an established firm like Bauer Crider & Parry. Read More →

Criminal Defense for Pasco County

At Bauer, Crider, and Parry, we believe an aggressive, reputable lawyer is essential if you have been charged with any type of misdemeanor or felony offense in Pasco County, Florida. Conviction of a criminal offense in Pasco County can result in significant consequences including the loss of freedom, family, career, or reputable status within the community. Incarceration and fines meted out by the court can affect you and your family for many years. In order to preserve what you value the most, it is imperative that you obtain a criminal defense lawyer that will use their professional skill in protecting your freedom and property during all phases of your case.

The criminal defense attorneys at Bauer, Crider, and Parry are strongly committed to defending your rights, freedom, and property. From the moment you hire Bauer, Crider, and Parry to represent your case, we will commence an aggressive defense strategy to win your case your case with professionalism, compassion, and confidentiality.

The defense team at Bauer, Crider, and Parry will thoroughly investigate every aspect of your charge. As we proceed together, we will provide you with guidance on what the best options are in your case. Each criminal case is different, and in some, a plea deal agreement might be the best possible solution to avoid a tougher sentence at trial. We resolutely believe that accepting a plea should never be done without the professional representation of a competent criminal defense team. Additionally, we will inform you of any potential legal alternatives including, deferred adjudication or probation, if applicable.

A professional from Bauer, Crider, and Parry can determine, from the facts researched in your case, the likelihood of winning at trial. If there is the opportunity to receive a not guilty verdict by taking the case through the court process, we will provide you with a forceful defense, even if you believe that your case can’t be won.

A criminal charge in Pasco County and the potential loss of freedom and other essential rights is an emotional and serious event for anyone. The attorneys at Bauer, Crider, Parry, are here for you during this difficult process and will aggressively and effectively handle every aspect of your criminal defense. We have provided Pasco County with over 30 years of strong criminal defense, stronger results, and over 130 combined years of legal experience.

Never believe you can’t win.

Spring Broke 2015

This March hundreds of thousands college students will descend upon Florida and the Tampa Bay area for Spring Break. State law enforcement agencies and associations are to encourage spring breakers to have a safe celebration in Florida. The state’s beautiful beaches and numerous tourist attractions lure thousands of spring breakers every year, but bad decisions about drugs and alcohol can ruin the party and change lives forever.

The Department is reminding visitors and residents in the Sunshine State that is against the law to drink and drive. Driving impaired puts the safety of everyone on the road in danger, and anyone caught driving under the influence will face tough penalties that can leave offenders with an empty wallet. The cost of driving impaired can reach anywhere from $5,000 to $20,000. It’s a party you can’t afford.

How familiar are you with Florida law? Knowing the following information and tips can help you enjoy your spring break safely.

•Florida State Law requires that YOU MUST BE 21 TO PURCHASE, CONSUME OR POSSESS alcoholic beverages. Open alcoholic containers on public property, including streets, sidewalks, or inside a vehicle is prohibited. A person of legal age cannot sell or provide alcoholic beverages to any person under age.

• Selling alcohol to anyone under 21 or buying alcohol for anyone under 21 is also a misdemeanor.

• Florida’s Open Container Law – Open containers of alcoholic beverages are not allowed within vehicles in the state of Florida. But wait, there’s more to this law: Open containers of alcoholic beverages are not allowed within 50 feet of a public thoroughfare. This means not only can you not have open containers while driving (or your passengers or within the driver’s reach), you can’t walk along the side of a road with an open container

• Plan ahead. Always designate a sober driver before any drinking begins, or take a taxi or public transportation if you plan to drink alcohol. A taxi or bus ride is much cheaper than a DUI arrest.

• Do not let an impaired friend drive, take the keys and save a life.

If you find yourself facing DUI charges, the attorneys at Bauer, Crider, Parry, are here for you during this difficult process and will aggressively and effectively handle every aspect of your DUI defense. We have provided Floridians with over 30 years of strong criminal defense, stronger results, and over 130 combined years of legal experience.

Aggressive and Professional Criminal Defense for Hillsborough County

At Bauer, Crider, and Parry, we believe an aggressive, reputable lawyer is essential if you have been charged with any type of misdemeanor or felony offense in Hillsborough County, Florida. Conviction of a criminal offense in Hillsborough County can result in significant consequences including the loss of freedom, family, career, or reputable status within the community. Incarceration and fines meted out by the court can affect you and your family for many years. In order to preserve what you value the most, it is imperative that you obtain a criminal defense lawyer that will use their professional skill in protecting your freedom and property during all phases of your case.

The criminal defense attorneys at Bauer, Crider, and Parry are strongly committed to defending your rights, freedom, and property. From the moment you hire Bauer, Crider, and Parry to represent your case, we will commence an aggressive defense strategy to win your case your case with professionalism, compassion, and confidentiality.

The defense team at Bauer, Crider, and Parry will thoroughly investigate every aspect of your charge. As we proceed together, we will provide you with guidance on what the best options are in your case. Each criminal case is different, and in some, a plea deal agreement might be the best possible solution to avoid a tougher sentence at trial. We resolutely believe that accepting a plea should never be done without the professional representation of a competent criminal defense team. Additionally, we will inform you of any potential legal alternatives including, deferred adjudication or probation, if applicable.

A professional from Bauer, Crider, and Parry can determine, from the facts researched in your case, the likelihood of winning at trial. If there is the opportunity to receive a not guilty verdict by taking the case through the court process, we will provide you with a forceful defense, even if you believe that your case can’t be won.

A criminal charge and the potential loss of freedom and other essential rights is an emotional and serious event for anyone. The attorneys at Bauer, Crider, Parry, are here for you during this difficult process and will aggressively and effectively handle every aspect of your criminal defense. We have provided Floridians with over 30 years of strong criminal defense, stronger results, and over 130 combined years of legal experience.

Never believe you can’t win.

Florida Now Enforcing “Doctor Shopping” Law

“Doctor shopping” refers to a patient requesting controlled substances from multiple physicians, often simultaneously, without making efforts to inform the other physicians of the multiple prescriptions. According to a 2013 study published in the journal PLoS One, one of every 50 prescriptions for addictive prescription painkillers in the United States is filled for so-called “doctor shoppers” who obtain the drugs for recreational use or resale on the street.

During the early 2000s, Florida was the nation’s center of the illegal sale of prescription drugs. In 2010 doctors here bought 89 percent of all the Oxycodone sold in the country last year. Thousands migrated to Florida to buy drugs at more 1,000 pain clinics that the state earned the nickname “Oxy Express.” During 2003–2009, the number of deaths caused by drug overdose in Florida increased 61 percent.

In 2011 Florida strengthened its prescribing laws and stepped-up enforcement of existing laws. In an effort to limit the number of people who go to multiple doctors to obtain prescriptions for the same type of pain medication, Florida law enforcement has begun enforcing a 2003 statute, Florida Statute § 893.13(7)(a)8, that makes it a felony for a person to go to more than one doctor to obtain identical medication before a refill is allowed for the first prescription. The strategy seems to be working. Prescription drug overdose deaths from 2010-2012 fell 23 percent.

Arrest for either “doctor shopping” or any drug offense is a very serious in Florida with severe legal and personal consequences. If you have been charged, it is imperative that you hire legal representation that will aggressively and effectively handle every aspect of your criminal defense. The attorneys at Bauer, Crider, and Parry, have provided residents of the Tampa area with over 30 years of strong criminal defense, stronger results.

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