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    Month: September 2017

    What Happens at a Criminal ...

    A Florida criminal trial can be a confusing process. In Florida, there are two types of trials: bench trials and jury trials. At a bench trial, the outcome of the case (usually a minor case) is decided by a judge, while six or more jurors decide the outcome of a jury trial. Most Florida trials are jury trials. If you have been charged with a crime [...]

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    Criminal Traffic Violation St. Petersburg Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Speeding Your Way to a Crim...

    Have you ever had that dreaded sinking feeling when you notice a police car following you with its lights on? Suddenly, you look down at the speedometer and realize you were going over the speed limit. Could your conduct behind the wheel make you guilty of a crime rather than a simple traffic offense? Let’s look at a couple of possible scenarios. [...]

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    Minors Charged as Adults Un...

    As of several years ago, Florida has been leading the pack in terms of the number of juveniles charged as adults under state law. If your child has been charged with a crime under Florida law, it is essential that you have experienced legal representation. Adult Versus Juvenile Court – Who Makes the Decision? Under Florida law, prosecutors have d [...]

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    St. Petersburg Criminal Defense Attorney

    Are Past Juvenile Crimes Co...

    Crimes committed while a person is a juvenile are usually treated with more leniency by the criminal code. This is in part because society appreciates the distinctions in maturity and judgment between adults and those not considered adults by law. Despite that appreciation, each state takes a slightly different approach to how the records of juveni [...]

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    Disturbing the Peace Florida Defense Attorney

    What is Disorderly Conduct ...

    The purpose of disorderly conduct laws in Florida – otherwise known as ‘breach of the peace’ laws – is to regulate disruptive conduct that occurs in public places. Disorderly conduct offenses may be prosecuted as either misdemeanors or as felonies. Disturbing the peace charges are no joke, and the penalties can be severe. Consequently, you [...]

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    St. Petersburg Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Avoiding Criminal Liability...

    Envision yourself driving on a freeway in Florida. You try to move over a lane, but as you are doing so, another car tries to move into your lane, and you scrape the sides of your cars. What Should You Do Right After the Accident? Florida law imposes some obligations on you immediately after you have a car accident that results in vehicle damage, i [...]

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    St. Petersburg Juvenile Lawyer

    Should You Hire a Juvenile ...

    There is little more precious than a child’s future, and parents will usually do anything to protect it. Parents work hard to care for their children and teach them right from wrong, but we all know that sometimes the teen experience comes with some hiccups along the way. Teenager’s brains do not work the same as an adult’s. Immaturity, peer [...]

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    St. Petersburg Criminal Defense Attorney

    At What Point After an Arre...

    The best time to obtain an attorney is not always clear to someone involved in a criminal matter. When a police officer arrests an individual, they are required to inform them about their Miranda rights before an interrogation, which include reminding the person arrested that they have rights to an attorney. Because statements made to the police ca [...]

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    St. Petersburg Criminal Defense Attorney

    The Effect of a Criminal Dr...

    In today’s competitive marketplace, jobs in almost every employment sector are very competitive – even for those who have exceptional academic credentials. Criminal drug convictions result in criminal records, which can have a negative impact on a person’s employment and employment prospects. If you have been charged with or convicted of a d [...]

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    Breathalyzer Test St. Petersburg DUI Florida Lawyer

    Are There Defenses to DUI i...

    Florida DUI convictions can have serious ramifications. In the State of Florida, DWI and DUI convictions can result in heavy fines, loss of employment, limited job prospects, and even jail time. If you have been charged with a DUI offense, you want an experienced defense attorney in your corner representing you at every stage of your case. Basis [...]

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