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Understand Your Rights After an Arrest

You were arrested—now what? Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your arrest, you should be aware of your rights. Most importantly: stay calm, don’t put up a fight, and contact an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible. The Right to an Attorney One of the most basic rights in the American criminal justice system is the right [...]

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How to Protect Yourself After an Opioid Arrest—and What to Expect

According to a recent study published in JAMA Network Open, people addicted to opioids are up to thirteen times more likely to have run-ins with law enforcement than other people. If you were recently arrested for opioid possession, you should call an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately to make sure that your rights are protected, and [...]

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Florida’s Stand Your Ground Laws

It’s natural to defend yourself when you are in danger. But how you defend yourself can have legal consequences. Understanding when the law permits you to use force, and what kind of force it permits you to use, can prove critically important in making the right decision under stressful conditions. Here is an overview of Florida’s Stand Your Gr [...]

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Florida Drug Court 101

Florida created treatment-based, court-supervised rehabilitation programs to help nonviolent drug offenders recover from addiction without having to go to jail. From the outset, the programs sought to break the cycle of substance abuse that entraps many drug offenders. Today, each county in Florida may have a drug court plan that provides tailored [...]

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DUIs: It’s More than Just Alcohol

Drivers associate the term DUI, driving under the influence, with alcohol use. However, a DUI goes far beyond the realms of alcohol intoxication. Driving under the influence of marijuana, certain medications, or any other intoxicating substance is enough to warrant a DUI. In fact, legal and illegal drugs other than alcohol are involved in almost 20 [...]

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Florida Probation Myths And Best Practices

Probation sentences are common for a variety of charges in the state of Florida. Abiding by the regulations of your probation sentence can be a legally demanding process; do not let yourself get confused by complex legal jargon. It is important that you take steps to learn as much as you can about your probation requirements. Failure to follow the [...]

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Police Stops: Your Legal Rights

Police stops can be tense situations that result in serious legal repercussions when handled poorly. In order to get through these encounters safely, it is important to know what rights you have, and how to exercise them properly. What to Do if You’re Pulled Over Find a safe place to stop: The last thing that you want to do is put your [...]

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Avoiding White-Collar Crime: Tips for Business Owners and Managers

When thinking about business-related thefts, most managers and business owners consider shoplifting, burglaries, and robberies the main source of loss. Nobody wants to think about his own employees engaging in such acts, but studies show that employees cause over 40 percent of all business related theft. According to CNBC, businesses in America los [...]

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Were You Arrested for DUI Over the Summer Holiday Weekend?

The Fourth of July is a popular summer travel holiday in Florida and across the United States. You can bet, however, that in the days leading up to the holiday, as well as on the Fourth itself, heavy DUI enforcement will be underway. In order to be arrested and charged with a Florida DUI, a police officer must determine that your normal faculti [...]

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What Can Happen if I Violate the Terms of My Probation?

If you have been found guilty of a crime in the State of Florida, a judge may choose to sentence you to probation instead of jail time. The primary purpose of probation is to allow criminal defendants time to rehabilitate themselves. Probation is often significantly preferable to incarceration and comes with various conditions, depending on th [...]

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