Marijuana Possession Becomes Decriminalized in Miami-DadeCounty

As a reflection of the growing public acceptance of marijuana legalization, the most populous county in Florida has recently passed a new ordinance that takes a major step towards that end. Miami-Dade County now gives police officers the discretion to give a civil citation – normally a $100 fine or two days of community service […]

Famous Sex-on-Beach Case Raises Questions About Sex Offender Registry

No one would deny that sex-related crimes should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. But as with so many other necessary and well-intentioned public laws, the net is being cast too wide, ensnaring the wrong people rather than more dangerous offenders. This was made painfully clear by the recent sentencing of two […]