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    Month: June 2018

    Miranda Rights and Juvenile...

    Most people are familiar with the term “Miranda rights.” If you’ve ever watched a crime drama on television, it’s likely that you’ve heard this term. While it’s one thing to see a fictional scenario in which an actor reads the Miranda warning to another person who is playing a suspect, there’s a good chance that you might not understa [...]

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    What to Look for in a St. P...

    When you start to think about the type of attorney you will need to work with on a criminal defense case, it’s easy to recognize they will need a different skill set than, for example, an attorney who can help you get your workers’ compensation benefits. Criminal defense lawyers typically will practice in a small partnership or even on their ow [...]

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    Boating in Florida While In...

    As summer quickly approaches, you’ll start to notice more people out in boats enjoying their weekends on the water. Boating is a popular recreational sport in Florida, and with a seemingly endless number of beautiful beaches to choose from, it’s not hard to see why. While relaxing on the water may seem like a perfect time to crack a few beers, [...]

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    Celebrate Your Freedom By S...

    Across the entire country, the Fourth of July holiday is marked with celebration. Communities gather together to watch fireworks in the park, friends and family host backyard barbecues, and there is a general sense of pride in celebrating Independence Day in the United States. Unfortunately, with large group celebrations that often include alcohol, [...]

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    How a Defense Lawyer Can He...

    When the court is portrayed on television, perhaps one of the most exploited moments are bail hearings. Like the jury verdict—the only more used trope—the bail hearing lends itself to emotion, as freedom literally hangs in the balance. Usually, there’s even a commercial break before the result. In real life, however, bail bond hearings are [...]

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    Do You Need to Call a Lawye...

    Misdemeanors in Florida FAQ In Florida, a misdemeanor is a criminal charge that’s punishable by less than one year of jail time. These charges are handled at the county court level (unless the charge is coupled with a felony charge). Sentences for misdemeanor convictions are less severe than those for felony convictions, but both are criminal co [...]

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    What Is White Collar Crime?

    We hear about white-collar crime nearly every day in the news, and this is a phrase that many people are familiar with. The FBI first used the term in 1939, to describe economic crimes characterized by deceit, mistrust, or concealment, and which do not depend upon violence or physical force. Even though there is usually no physical injury incurred [...]

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    Florida Criminal Record: Se...

    Having a criminal record often has adverse lifelong consequences. It can affect your housing and employment opportunities, your reputation, and your ability to get a professional license. If you qualify, Florida allows you to seal or expunge your criminal record. Adult criminal history records are public unless the record has been sealed or expu [...]

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    Hit and Run Car Accidents i...

    According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), almost 25 percent of Florida crashes involve a hit and run (also known as fleeing the scene of an accident). Although most hit and run accidents result only in property damage, hit and run crashes can be deadly. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reports that nati [...]

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    DUI Tests in Florida

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that about one in three traffic deaths involve drunk drivers. In 2017, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) reported about 45,000 driving under the influence (DUI) arrests. DUI means a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher. What Tests Are U [...]

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