Ormond Beach, FL asked in Criminal Law for Florida

Q: I was set up for a drug sale during the pandemic. Are there any laws at all that could help me since it was a pandemic?

I was set up in 2020 by UCs on a controlled sale. It was in the middle of the pandemic. It really is bugging me that the whole world was completely shut down from a global pandemic where everyone lost there jobs and cops were out there trying to buy drugs from people. So I’m wondering if there is any laws that could protect me since it was during a state of an emergency…

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Jonathan Blecher
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A: While law enforcement efforts in many areas slowed down considerably, your thought that law enforcement resources should have been paused during this period is ludicrous. The pandemic didn't stop you from selling drugs, did it? Why should police efforts stop. Should police have stopped making arrests for breaking into closed stores...it's only property and the business owners probably have insurance, right?

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