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Opioid Addiction is Now the Leading Cause of Preventable Deaths in America: Spotlighting the Symbiotic Relationship Between Opioid Addiction and Criminal Charges

By Donald C. Barrett, P.A. |

It is no secret to most Americans that our nation has been facing an opioid crisis in recent years. But that does not negate the disturbing report recently addressed by the Tampa Bay Times. According to the Times article, the odds of dying from an accidental opioid overdose are now higher than the odds… Read More »

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Can You Be Criminally Liable for Someone Else’s Fatal Drug Overdose?

By Donald C. Barrett, P.A. |

For the last few years, Americans have been setting new records – but not in a positive way. In 2016, there was a record number of drug overdose deaths nationwide according to the Center for Disease Control. Over 63,000 people died from fatal overdoses, and well over sixty percent of these deaths were the… Read More »

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Drug Crimes in Florida Worse Now Than Cocaine Era

By Donald C. Barrett, P.A. |

It took U.S. Marshals over two decades to locate the last of the infamous ‘Cocaine Cowboys’. With diligence, they finally apprehended Gustavo Falcon in April 2017, charging him as part of a major crime syndicate said to have moved over 75 tons of cocaine between 1970 and early 1990s. Drug crimes during the cocaine… Read More »

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