The Khonsar Law Firm Blog

Can I Get a New Trial if There is New Evidence?

  Between podcasts, on-demand documentaries, and news stories from right here in Florida, you may have heard a lot about wrongfully convicted prisoners getting new trials. Most often these cases involve advancements in scientific testing, including DNA evidence. One of the most famous examples in Florida is the Wilton Dedge case. Dedge was [...]

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How to Fight Marijuana Arrests

St. Petersburg’s Khonsari Law Group understands the anxiety and seriousness of facing a criminal drug charge. Drug arrests are at an all-time high, so much so that drug-related crimes are one of the most common criminal charges in the state. But, don’t despair. What may seem like an impossible situation to you is something we handle on a regula [...]

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What If I’m Arrested For DUI In Florida, and I’m Under 21?

For most drivers, the legal limit for their blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08 percent. However, if you are under the age of 21, the legal limit is a BAC of 0.02 percent. That means that if you have just one drink, you are likely going to be considered legally under the influence of alcohol. Florida law states that if you are under 21 years of age [...]

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Common Misconceptions in Florida DUI Cases

A driving under the influence (DUI) charge is scary. It’s even scarier after you’ve heard horror stories—many of which are probably untrue—about DUI cases in Florida. When it comes to your individual case, we can help separate facts from fiction under Florida law. Here are some of the most common misconceptions heard by our St. Petersburg l [...]

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What to Do if You’re Arrested for a Crime You Didn’t Commit

If you are arrested for a crime that you did not commit, you should take several steps to ensure that you are released as soon as possible. First, follow all instructions given by the police; don’t refuse to cooperate, even though you know that you’re innocent. Keep in mind that the police are relying on what those involved in the incident told [...]

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Filing for Expungement Without a Lawyer

Having a criminal record can hurt your employment opportunities, interfere with securing housing, and cause many other problems. Even arrests or charges that don’t result in conviction could negatively affect several aspects of your life. Fortunately, Florida law permits individuals to seal their criminal records, under certain circumstances. Whi [...]

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Public Defender Versus Private Attorney: Which Is Best for a DUI Charge?

If you are charged with driving under the influence (DUI), you have an important initial decision to make—should you use the services of a public defender or retain a private DUI attorney? Understanding the differences between the two will help you determine the best route given your circumstances. What Is a Public Defender? You’ve likely hea [...]

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Federal Drug Charges versus State Drug Charges

Florida has a serious drug problem. An estimated 1.2 million Florida residents recently reported using some type of illegal substance. In 2017 alone, the DEA seized approximately 81,197 dosage units of methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), also called ecstasy. An estimated five Florida residents die daily as a direct result of prescription drug ove [...]

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What Does a DUI Lawyer Do?

If you’ve been charged with driving under the influence, you may be wondering what comes next. You are likely also considering whether to retain a criminal defense attorney to assist you with any criminal charges that you may be facing. What exactly does a DUI lawyer do? Is a lawyer worth the expense? Will my lawyer actually help me fight my char [...]

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What Happens When a Juvenile Is Arrested?

When your child is arrested, your heart sinks. No matter how far they’ve gone down a difficult path, they are still your child, and you still want what is best for them. Unfortunately, once your child has been arrested, you know there’s little you can do to help protect them at that moment. Understanding what happens when police arrest a juveni [...]

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