True confession. I “secretly” hope is that you read these articles and say “Hey, John knows all about my situation, I’m going to hire him.” The opposite is also true: why write an article that would hurt business? Well, I’m in a generous mood.
Here’s the situation: Every criminal defense attorney has received the panicked mom call. My heart goes out to mom’s, they bare the brunt of their children’s shenanigans. Anyway, the call goes something like this: “My son’s on probation, he’s at school. His probation officer just called to say he is coming by the house to search our home. I’ve searched first, and found drugs. What should I do with these drugs?”
Moms being moms, they want to be the good Samaritan and hand over the drugs to the police when they arrive. Hum.
That’s what happened in the real life case of Stanton v. State, 746 So. 2d 1229 (Fla. 3d DCA 1999). Stanton was a recovering addict, and his former drug dealer gave Stanton some cocaine to get him hooked again. Nice guy, this dealer, right? It would be like Marlboro offering free cigarettes for those who have quit. Chantix users get two free packs while supplies last.
Anyway, Stanton’s old drug dealer was offering free cocaine samples to his recovering ex-junkies. Pure evil. And, what is the world coming to that coke dealers are begging recovering addicts to come back like my old cell phone company? Continue Reading