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    Month: September 2018

    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 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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    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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    Are My Car’s Tricked-out Ne...

    Americans love their cars. Collectively, people in the United States own approximately 264 million passenger vehicles. That’s nearly one car per person. Cars are designed to have mass appeal, and car companies aim to sell to as many consumers as possible. It’s no surprise that year after year, car body colors consistently remain the same: black [...]

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    Florida Criminalizes Sexual...

    Late last month, the Florida Senate Committee unanimously passed a bill that criminalizes sexual harassment that occurs within the confines of government offices. Senate Bill No. 1628 was introduced by Sen. Lauren Book of Plantation. The bill’s passage directly resulted from a sexual harassment claim brought by senate legislative aide Rachel Perr [...]

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    How Expert Witnesses Help i...

    On several occasions, criminal trials turn to the testimony provided by expert witnesses. An expert witness’ testimony provides the jury with a qualified perspective on critical evidence. It is this qualified and specialized knowledge that plays such an important role for criminal defendants. Florida law permits the use of expert witnesses at tri [...]

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    What Is Grand Theft in Flor...

    In Florida, grand theft is the term used when someone takes property intentionally and without permission. If you stand accused of grand theft, then you need an aggressive St. Petersburg criminal defense attorney to defend you. Grand Theft Defined Section 812.014 of the Florida Statutes defines grand theft as consisting of the following elements: [...]

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    Common Fourth Amendment Vio...

    So the police caught you with illegal drugs in your possession. Now what? Although the police might pressure you to confess, you should instead carefully analyze whether police legally conducted the drug bust. Fortunately, the U.S. Constitution puts strict limits on how police can investigate potential drug crimes. If you are charged with drug poss [...]

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    Florida’s Stand Your Ground...

    The killing of Trayvon Martin shined a spotlight on Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. This poorly understood 2005 law seems here to stay. If you’ve defended yourself using force, then you’ll need to know how the law can possibly protect you from prosecution. The Old Self-Defense Law United States common law is the set of rules that early [...]

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    What Are the Penalties for ...

    Opioids are powerful drugs that contain opium or its derivatives and are used in medicine for the purpose of inducing sleep and relieving pain. Florida law regulates and criminalizes possession of certain narcotics and pharmaceutical drugs obtained without prescriptions, and the law generally refers to them as controlled substances. Illegal drug p [...]

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