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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Bar Fights in Florida

    Bar fights are common. Mix alcohol with an inadvertent bump or a disparaging insult, and tempers flare. Usually fueled with overblown testosterone, that’s a powder keg ready to ignite. And bar fights can be violent, whether intentionally or inadvertently. If you were involved in a Florida bar fight, you could face the following charges: Disor [...]

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    Shoplifting Is Big Business

    The National Association for Shoplifting Prevention (NASP) reports some staggering statistics. There are 27 million shoplifters in the United States today. This averages to about one out of every 11 persons. You might think shoplifting is a crime associated with teenagers, but out of this group, 75 percent are adults, and only 25 percent are minors [...]

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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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