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    How Long Does Expungement Take

    Have you been in trouble with the law? Perhaps in the past, you made a bad decision or two that led to an arrest or conviction. Unfortunately, these past mistakes generate a criminal record that can impact your future. For instance, in Florida applications for jobs, professional licensing, or housing [...]

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    Steps to Take When a Child Is Arrested

    If the police have arrested your child, you may be feeling helpless, shocked, and angry. You’re probably also feeling protective. No matter the reason why your child was arrested, they are your child and you want to protect them. That is understandable. Above all else, however, it’s important to remain [...]

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    Methamphetamine Arrests in Florida

    Methamphetamine, also known by its street names ice, crystal, speed, and crank, is a highly addictive and dangerous drug. While its medicinal forms are legal, albeit highly restricted, a user who does not possess a valid prescription may face third degree felony charges. Beyond that, a person who possesses a [...]

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    Can You Vote in Florida With a Felony?

    People convicted of felony offenses often continue to struggle with the consequences for years after their release. Felony convictions are included on your criminal record, and most background checks will reveal them. Felony convictions can make finding employment, obtaining federal loans, and securing housing more difficult. A felony conviction can [...]

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    The Many Collateral Consequences of Driving Under the Influence

    Florida law makes driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages, chemical substances, or controlled substances one offense, proven by “impairment of normal faculties” or an unlawful blood alcohol or breath alcohol level of 0.08 percent or more. Regardless of how prosecutors prove the offense, the penalties are the same. A [...]

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    How Do I Beat a Gun Charge in Florida?

    Violent crimes are typically the most strictly prosecuted crimes under Florida law, and violations of the state’s gun laws are no exception. If you’ve been accused of violating state gun laws, whether for carrying, possessing, or discharging a firearm, it’s important that you have the right legal representation to help [...]

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    Will My Child’s Arrest Appear on His or Her Criminal Record?

    Hearing that your child has been arrested is a nightmare scenario for any parent. One of the first concerns for many parents is how an arrest may affect their child’s future. Below we discuss how to determine whether your child’s arrest will remain permanently on his or her criminal record. [...]

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    When Are DUI Checkpoints Illegal?

    DUI arrests and charges are more complex than most people realize. Some cases are fairly straightforward, like when drivers are swerving erratically due to their intoxication, and the police immediately pull them over. However, other cases are more complicated, and police frequently toe the line of illegality in their quest [...]

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    The Best Way to Fight Murder Charges

    Being charged with murder is quite possibly the most challenging event that any individual could face. Only a small handful of people will ever experience such a hardship, but for those who do, it is important to know the best strategies to employ when fighting such charges. Knowing your own [...]

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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 [...]

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