On Oct. 11, Florida authorities arrested a man for allegedly trying to flush cocaine down the toilet in his home. The incident occurred in Sarasota.
Anyone who has been convicted of a crime in Florida may wonder if there is anything that they can do after the judgment has already been rendered and filed. Most courts of appeals will not overturn a guilty verdict after a jury or bench trial unless the appellant can demonstrate that a serious error occurred.
The Lee County Sheriff's Office recently announced that its Operation Fall Frenzy, which has been conducted over the past two months, culminated with one day of 32 drug arrests. The charges in these cases involve heroin and other opioids, marijuana and other controlled substances. The sheriff also announced that additional arrests and charges may be forthcoming in the county. There are 12 outstanding arrest warrants for alleged drug dealers, most of which were made during September and early October.
A Florida judge has vacated the sentences of at least eight prisoners after reports of police misconduct were released. A former Jackson County deputy was accused of planting methamphetamine on unsuspecting drivers during traffic stops.
After an arrest, you may find it difficult to get back to your everyday life. Most employers have employees complete criminal background checks, which may show any arrest(s). This can make it difficult to find employment, even if you did not face conviction.