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    Tag Archive St. Petersburg Criminal Defense Attorney

    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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    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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    Were You Arrested for DUI O...

    The Fourth of July is a popular summer travel holiday in Florida and across the United States. You can bet, however, that in the days leading up to the holiday, as well as on the Fourth itself, heavy DUI enforcement will be underway. In order to be arrested and charged with a Florida DUI, a police officer must determine that your normal faculti [...]

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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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    How Can I Defend Against a ...

    A sex crime conviction—and even a charge or arrest—has the potential to ruin your life. As soon as the police begin investigating you for participating in a sex crime, your life will change. Taking the potential penalties out of the equation, a sex crime arrest, charge, or conviction is extremely humiliating and will likely affect your pers [...]

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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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    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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    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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    I Was Arrested With Rolling...

    So many products have everyday, common uses. Plastic bags are used to wrap sandwiches. Rolling papers and pipes are used for smoking ordinary tobacco. How do rolling papers become illegal drug paraphernalia when used (or intended to be used) to ingest, store, or contain a controlled substance. Drug Paraphernalia Defined Florida Statutes 893.145 d [...]

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