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Misdemeanor-vs-Felony

Misdemeanor vs Felony

Criminal charges are divided into two types: felonies and misdemeanors. Like every state, Florida has its own unique classifications and definition to determine what crimes are felonies or misdemeanors. It is important to understand the differences between misdemeanors and felonies, as it could mean the difference between a simple fine and serious [...]

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What is the Punishment for Possession of Marijuana in Florida

The laws and punishments for drug possession in Florida can be quite severe. This includes the possession and usage of marijuana. While Florida has recently passed a bill allowing medical marijuana low in THC and high in CBD for patients with serious medical conditions, marijuana is still illegal for the majority of Floridians. Actual Possession vs [...]

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What-is-the-Sunshine-Law

What is the Sunshine Law?

Enacted in 1967, the Florida Sunshine Law is a series of laws designed to guarantee that the public has access to the public records of governmental bodies in Florida. Sunshine Laws provide a right of access to governmental proceedings for both the state and local levels. Basically, think of the Florida Sunshine Law as certain rules that require [...]

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Definition-of-the-Week-Expungement

Definition of the Week: Expungement

A criminal record can have serious effects on your life, both present and future. When applying for a job or a new apartment, a prospective employer or landlord will often ask if you have ever been convicted of a crime. If you have to answer yes, they could potentially shy away from hiring you or allowing you to live on their premises. However, in [...]

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Definition-of-the-Week-Subpoena

Definition of the Week: Subpoena

A subpoena is a request for the production of documents. It is also a request to appear in court or any other legal proceeding. A subpoena is essentially a court-ordered demand, such as to testify or provide information to help support the facts that are at issue during a pending case.  The word “subpoena” translates to “under penalty.” B [...]

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Differences Between Premises Liability and Product Liability

Manufacturers, business owners and landlords have the legal obligation to provide the public with safe products and properties. Being injured due to the negligence of others may leave you facing large medical bills, emotional distress and loss of wages. Product and premises liability laws protect the rights of the injured and entitle you to compens [...]

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Explaining Florida DUI Laws

Explaining Florida DUI Laws

A DUI is classified as an offense in which an individual over the age of 21 drives impaired with a blood or breath alcohol level of 0.08 or more. For those who are facing a DUI under the age of 21, the consequences can be more severe. There is zero tolerance for underage drinking and driving, so a police officer is able to arrest a minor with a bre [...]

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Criminal Defense Lawyer in St. Petersburg

What Does a Criminal Defense Attorney Do?

A criminal defense attorney is a lawyer who represents those charged with a possible crime and those who are concerned about potentially being charged. A person charged with a crime is known as a defendant. A prosecutor is an attorney employed by the government to prosecute individuals and organizations who are believed to have committed a crime. [...]

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Vehicular Homicide Definition

Definition of the Week: Vehicular Homicide

Vehicular homicide is the killing of a person by the use of a motor vehicle, operated in a reckless manner by another person. The term is sometimes referred to vehicular manslaughter in the state of Florida because the law does not require that the person responsible know that the accident resulted in death. In the state of Florida, vehicular homi [...]

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White Collar Crime lawyer in St. Petersburg Florida

What is a White Collar Crime?

You do not have to be a large corporation to be charged with a white collar crime. Anyone who commits a financially motivated, nonviolent crime, through the course of a person’s business could face white collar charges. Such crimes end up costing the U.S. government and taxpayers more than $300 billion each year. White Collar Crime On the Smalle [...]

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