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    Month: April 2018

    What is DUI Manslaughter?

    DUI manslaughter is a serious crime in Florida that can result in equally serious penalties. In Florida, if a driver causes another person’s death while operating a motor vehicle and while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, then the State can charge him or her with DUI manslaughter. If a judge or jury convicts you of DUI manslaughter, th [...]

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    Sharing Your Prescription P...

    Giving Xanax to a friend or family member before a long flight—or lending someone else your old pain pills after suffering an injury may seem harmless. When it comes to sharing prescription pills—especially with friends or family—many people take a “who cares” attitude. However, in Florida, sharing prescription pills is actually a crime t [...]

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    Insurance Fraud is a Seriou...

    Insurance fraud is usually classified as a type of white-collar crime. “White collar crimes” are financially motivated and are usually accomplished with a pen or a computer—rather than with a gun or illegal drugs. Significantly, white collar crimes like insurance fraud can be prosecuted under both state and federal laws, and the penalties [...]

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    If You Drive Professionally...

    Like everyone else, professional and commercial drivers who are convicted of a DUI can face serious criminal penalties. In addition to those penalties, commercial drivers, such as commercial truck drivers, may also lose their jobs—and their commercial driver’s license. In this way, a DUI can have devastating effects for professional drivers, ma [...]

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    How a Marijuana Arrest Can ...

    In the State of Florida, marijuana remains illegal unless it used for medical purposes by an individual who has obtained a doctor’s authorization to use it. If you are charged with or convicted of a crime related to the possession or distribution of marijuana, you will have a criminal record. This record will be accessible to the general public [...]

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    Expunging a Conviction Can ...

    No one should have to be penalized an entire lifetime for making one bad choice. Under Florida law, you may be eligible to expunge your criminal record if you meet certain qualifications. A records expungement can greatly improve your professional and educational opportunities. This is because a criminal records expungement amounts to the physical [...]

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    Did You Get a DUI in Florid...

    Each year, thousands of college students descend on St. Petersburg for traditional spring break revelry—which often involves the consumption of alcohol. Unfortunately, for many students, spring break may also involve an alcohol-related criminal charge, such as driving under the influence of alcohol, or DUI. If you have sustained a DUI in Flori [...]

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    The Important of Reasonable...

    Crimes of violence, such as assault, robbery, and murder, are serious crimes that carry heavy penalties if you are ultimately convicted. In some cases, however, you may be able to raise self-defense as a legal defense to your charge. Self-defense is a complete defense to a criminal charge and, if successful, can result in an acquittal or even a dis [...]

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    Could Your DUI Case Get Dis...

    If you have been formally accused of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), perhaps the best outcome possible is to obtain a dismissal of your case. Typically, cases are dismissed when a judge or prosecutor determines that there is enough evidence available to proceed with the case. This usually occurs when a defendant makes a successful leg [...]

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    Burglary Can Be Much More t...

    When most people think of burglars, they think of someone in a dark-brimmed hat, wearing a long black trench coat who breaks into homes to steal jewelry and other valuables. In Florida (and most states), however, the state can charge you with burglary even if you have not broken into another person’s home or business. You can also sustain a burgl [...]

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