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    Month: September 2018

    The Best Way to Fight Murde...

    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 rights and understanding the responsibilities of law enfo [...]

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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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    What Can Happen if I Violat...

    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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    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 Can I Defend against a ...

    If you are found guilty or convicted of DUI manslaughter in the State of Florida, you can be subject to serious criminal fines, prison time, and other penalties. However, there are several legal defenses to a DUI manslaughter charge that may be available to exonerate you. A DUI manslaughter charge is serious business, and time may be of the es [...]

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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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    How Does Voluntary Manslaug...

    Under Florida law, the primary difference between voluntary and involuntary manslaughter largely revolves around the element of intent. Although both types of manslaughter are viewed as one under the Florida criminal statutes, whether the crime is viewed as voluntary or involuntary manslaughter can make a serious difference when it comes to a j [...]

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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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