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    Month: November 2018

    Ask These Five Questions Wh...

    After a DUI arrest in St. Petersburg, many defendants assume their lives are over. After all, there’s no need to fight the charges when the officer has such overwhelming evidence, right? In reality, the right attorney can make a substantial difference in the outcome of your case. Ask these five questions, however, before hiring a lawyer. #1. [...]

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    The Pitfalls of Going Pro S...

    Are you charged with a crime in St. Petersburg? Are you thinking of representing yourself in court? In the United States, you certainly have the right to pro se representation—that is, arguing on your own behalf. However, understand the many risks of going through the criminal justice process without an experienced attorney. Here are some of t [...]

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    Standards for Opioid Intoxi...

    The opioid crisis is the headline on local and national news every day. Daily, more than 115 people in the United States die after an opioid overdose. Prescription pain pills, heroin, and synthetic opioids like fentanyl cause those who are addicted to the drugs to contribute to the rising costs of healthcare, lost productivity, treatment expenses, [...]

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    What Happens if I Violate a...

    A restraining order, or as it’s more formally called in Florida, a personal protection order, is a court order designed to restrict your behavior. In most cases, the court issues a restraining order to keep you from bothering or harming a specific person. While people have requested restraining orders for some pretty silly reasons, courts will on [...]

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    Juvenile Arrest for Possess...

    In 2009, minors consumed 9.5 percent of all alcohol sold in Florida. Nationwide, the CDC reports that people ages 12 to 20 years drink 11 percent of all alcohol, more than 90 percent in the form of binge drinking. According to Florida Statutes §562.111, however, people younger than 21 cannot possess alcohol. This prohibition includes commercial be [...]

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    Busted for Cocaine? Now What?

    Getting caught with cocaine in Georgia is a serious affair: In agreement with the DEA, Georgia lawmakers consider cocaine a Schedule II drug. Having cocaine in your possession carries far more serious ramifications than getting caught with a few ounces of marijuana, for example. Whether police find you with a quarter ounce of cocaine or carrying [...]

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