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    Tag Archive Florida Criminal Defense Attorney

    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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    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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    What to Look for in a St. P...

    When you start to think about the type of attorney you will need to work with on a criminal defense case, it’s easy to recognize they will need a different skill set than, for example, an attorney who can help you get your workers’ compensation benefits. Criminal defense lawyers typically will practice in a small partnership or even on their ow [...]

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    Florida Criminal Record: Se...

    Having a criminal record often has adverse lifelong consequences. It can affect your housing and employment opportunities, your reputation, and your ability to get a professional license. If you qualify, Florida allows you to seal or expunge your criminal record. Adult criminal history records are public unless the record has been sealed or expu [...]

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    Boating Under the Influence...

    Most of us are familiar with the term DUI, which stands for “driving under the influence (of drugs or alcohol).” Nautical aficionados usually know about the corollary BUI—boating under the influence. The United States Coast Guard reports a sobering fact: alcohol use is the leading contributing factor in fatal boating accidents, causing 15 per [...]

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    Flirty or “Sexting”? Racy T...

    Electronics are everywhere, and we all use them: smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktop computers. Teenage cellphone use now outpaces adult use. A few years ago, nearly 80 percent of all teenagers had a cell phone (according to the Pew Research Center). The numbers are even greater today. It’s so easy to search, click, forward, and send amusing j [...]

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    What Is Manslaughter?

    In Florida, manslaughter is a killing of another human being that does not meet the requirements of murder. Unlike murder, manslaughter does not require premeditation. Florida breaks manslaughter into two different categories: voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter. What are the elements of voluntary manslaughter? For voluntary mansl [...]

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    What is a Plea Bargain?

    A plea bargain is an agreement between the defendant and prosecutor that involves the prosecutor recommending a lighter sentence or bringing less serious charges in exchange for the defendant pleading guilty. According to the Department of Justice, 90 percent to 95 percent of all cases are resolved through plea-bargaining. Some defendants choose no [...]

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    Sharing Your Prescription P...

    Giving Xanax to a friend or family member before a long flight—or lending someone else your old pain pills after suffering an injury may seem harmless. When it comes to sharing prescription pills—especially with friends or family—many people take a “who cares” attitude. However, in Florida, sharing prescription pills is actually a crime t [...]

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    Burglary Can Be Much More t...

    When most people think of burglars, they think of someone in a dark-brimmed hat, wearing a long black trench coat who breaks into homes to steal jewelry and other valuables. In Florida (and most states), however, the state can charge you with burglary even if you have not broken into another person’s home or business. You can also sustain a burgl [...]

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