Thursday, August 18, 2011

Miami-Dade judge calls section of drug law flawed, tosses dozens of cases

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Milton Hirsch echoed the ruling of a federal judge and tossed drug cases against 39 defendants Wednesday, saying he feels a section of Florida's drug law is illegal.

At issue is a 2002 change in the state law where legislators said authorities no longer had to prove that accused drug dealers had "knowledge" that they carried illegal drugs, but defendants still could use that defense at trial.
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