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    Month: December 2017

    Criminal Defense Attorney St. Petersburg Florida

    Penalties for Identity Thef...

    Identity theft can result in financial devastation for victims, and for this reason, Florida law criminalizes and imposes severe penalties for several different forms of identity theft. The most important are: Criminal use of personal identification information. A person who commits this crime possesses someone’s personal identification witho [...]

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    Criminal Defense St. Petersburg Florida

    What to Do if You’re Accuse...

    During the busy holiday season, store owners will look out for shoplifting. It’s not beyond possibility that a merchant might confront you, either in the store or in the parking lot, and accuse you of stealing. Here’s how to protect yourself: Don’t Fight Even if the store has the wrong person, you’ll only make things worse for yourself if [...]

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    Criminal Drug Defense Lawyer St. Petersburg Florida

    Common Fourth Amendment Vio...

    So the police caught you with illegal drugs in your possession. Now what? Although the police might pressure you to confess, you should instead carefully analyze whether police legally conducted the drug bust. Fortunately, the U.S. Constitution puts strict limits on how police can investigate potential drug crimes. If you are charged with drug poss [...]

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    Criminal Defense Attorney St. Petersburg Florida

    Florida’s Stand Your Ground...

    The killing of Trayvon Martin shined a spotlight on Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. This poorly understood 2005 law seems here to stay. If you’ve defended yourself using force, then you’ll need to know how the law can possibly protect you from prosecution. The Old Self-Defense Law United States common law is the set of rules that early [...]

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    What Are the Penalties for ...

    Opioids are powerful drugs that contain opium or its derivatives and are used in medicine for the purpose of inducing sleep and relieving pain. Florida law regulates and criminalizes possession of certain narcotics and pharmaceutical drugs obtained without prescriptions, and the law generally refers to them as controlled substances. Illegal drug p [...]

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    Criminal Defense Lawyer St. Petersburg Florida

    How Long Can the Police Kee...

    Once you’re arrested, you’re probably anxious for release. After all, meeting with an attorney, finding witnesses, piecing together your alibi, and generally building a defense is much harder when you’re sitting in jail. Fortunately, Florida can’t keep you in custody too long after arresting you. The Court Must Arraign You Within 24 Hours [...]

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    Criminal Defense Lawyer St. Petersburg Florida

    Florida Domestic Violence FAQ

    Domestic violence is one of the most serious criminal charges a defendant can face in Florida— and other related charges usually accompany them. If you were charged with domestic violence in Florida, you have legal rights and defenses available to you. The St. Petersburg criminal defense attorneys at Khonsari Law Group can discuss the facts and [...]

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    Criminal Defense Attorney St. Petersburg Florida

    How A Criminal Conviction C...

    A criminal conviction can really mess up your life beyond any fines and jail time. You can find getting an apartment difficult, and you might lose your right to vote or own a firearm, depending on the offense. Equally important, you might lose your job. For these reasons, contact a skilled St. Petersburg criminal defense attorney as soon as possibl [...]

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    DUI Lawyer in St. Petersburg

    Can a Plea Bargain Avoid a ...

    In many Florida DUI cases, the state attorney may offer a plea deal that may include a period of probation or community service. By agreeing to a plea deal with the prosecutor, you avoid more serious penalties by pleading guilty to your charge and giving up certain rights in your case—including your appeal rights. Because of Florida’s harsh DU [...]

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    Criminal Defense Lawyer Florida

    What if I Wasn’t Read My Ri...

    In the federal case of Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966), the Supreme Court of the United States held that statements made in response to police questioning are only admissible if the accused is first notified of the right to consult with an attorney before and during questioning. The purpose of Miranda warnings, therefore, is to safeguard an [...]

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