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    Month: September 2018

    Will My Child’s Arrest Appe...

    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. Deal With Law Enforcement Under Florida law, it [...]

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    Understand Your Rights Afte...

    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 Aft...

    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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    Police Stops: Your Legal Ri...

    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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    What Are Florida Sex Crimes?

    Sex crimes are serious business in the State of Florida. If you are charged with and convicted of a Florida sex crime, a judge could sentence you to fines and jail time. Moreover, you may be required to register as an offender on the Florida Sex Offender Registry. This is a lifetime registry, and being on it can make it extremely difficult for [...]

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    What Qualifies as Self-Defe...

    Lawful self-defense in Florida may consist of deadly force or non-deadly force, depending upon the circumstances. The purpose of self-defense is to excuse otherwise unlawful conduct that was “reasonably necessary” to prevent another person from using imminent, unlawful force. Under the law, self-defense is a complete defense. In other words [...]

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    How Does Criminal Probation...

    In a nutshell, criminal probation is a type of community supervision that a judge or court imposes as an alternative to jail time and other penalties. Probation is available for misdemeanor charges and convictions, as well as many felonies. During the probationary period, a criminal defendant is expected to abide by certain terms and conditions [...]

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    What is Probable Cause in F...

    Probable cause has a very precise meaning under the law. If a judge issues a warrant, such as a search warrant, he or she must make the initial determination as to whether probable cause for the search exists. However, when a police officer is the one making the probable cause determination at a traffic stop or scene of a crime, the decision mu [...]

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    What Should I do if I am Pu...

    Seeing the flashing red and blue lights of a police car in your rearview mirror is never a pleasant experience for anyone—especially over the holidays. With the increased amount of traffic on St. Petersburg roads leading up to the Fourth of July, you can be sure that many police officers will be out and about. In addition to being on the look [...]

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    Miranda Rights and Juvenile...

    Most people are familiar with the term “Miranda rights.” If you’ve ever watched a crime drama on television, it’s likely that you’ve heard this term. While it’s one thing to see a fictional scenario in which an actor reads the Miranda warning to another person who is playing a suspect, there’s a good chance that you might not understa [...]

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