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How Can a Lawyer Defend Someone Who is Guilty?

March 30, 2020 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements defending a guilty client

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Defending a Client who Might be Guilty Some of the most common questions defense attorneys get ask are in regard to the potential guilt of a client: “What if your client is guilty?”, “How can a lawyer represent a guilty client?”, “What if your client confesses to you and you win?” These queries range from the existential to the practical …

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Hands Free Driving in Florida

March 12, 2020 News & Announcements hands free driving

Florida Texting and Driving

A new state law was passed on July 1, 2019 to combat distracted drivers, referred to as the hands-free driving law in Florida. The law shortly went into effect in October of 2019, banning the input of data into handheld devices while driving in roadwork and school zones. This restriction was later expanded to include all public roads in the …

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Can you Get a Reckless Driving Expunged in Florida?

February 21, 2020 Seal or Expunge Criminal Record reckless driving, seal and expunge

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If you have been arrested for or accused of a Reckless Driving Charge in Florida it will likely appear as part of your criminal record. This means that when a background check is performed a record of that accusation or arrest will show up. This applies even if there has never been a conviction for reckless driving. In some situations, …

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Florida Proposes Flavored E-Cig Ban

October 23, 2019 News & Announcements ecig, florida law, vaping

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A Florida Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes Florida representative Jackie Toledo of District 60 has proposed a sweeping regulation of e-cigarette and liquids for them. This is in response to an outbreak of medical incidents supposedly related to vaping. At this point, thousands have suffered lung related illnesses according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), with 26 death across the …

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New CBD laws in Florida

August 12, 2019 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges, News & Announcements

Florida CBD Law

After Congress federally legalized hemp due to its industrial and medicinal value, it opened up a metaphorical Pandora’s box with a hemp and CBD industry more-or-less forming overnight. Because of the sudden gold rush of CBD products, there was, and still is, little to no oversight of the industry. CBD products have been found with contaminants such as pesticides, foreign …

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What’s the Difference Between Murder and Manslaughter?

August 7, 2019 Violent Crimes florida law, manslaughter, murder

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Murder is the unlawful killing of another person and depending on the circumstances is classified as first, second, or third-degree murder. What is First Degree Murder? First-degree murder is when someone has intended or preformed actions that show that the intent was to take the life of another person. This is called premeditation and contrary to popular belief there does …

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Florida Laws on E-Scooters

July 23, 2019 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI, News & Announcements DUI, e scooter, tallahassee

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E-Scooters Come to Tallahassee The city of Tallahassee has created a test run of an electric scooter rental service for city residents. The program offers 999 scooters to be rented by members of the community. Similar to programs in other cities, the scooters are rented out by using an app to unlock the scooter and then use it. Each ride …

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When Is A DUI A Felony in Florida?

May 20, 2019 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI DUI, felony dui, florida felony dui

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Diving under the influence, commonly referred to as a DUI or DWI (driving while intoxicated), is a serious charge that can be either classified as a misdemeanor or a felony, with the penalties exponentially increasing for a felony DUI. But when exactly does a drunk driving charge go from a simple misdemeanor to a felony? Typically, a first time driving …

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Marsy’s Law in Florida

May 16, 2019 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements florida legal news, marsys law

What is Marsy’s Law? Marsy’s Law is a constitutional amendment that was passed with 62 percent of Florida voters in November of 2018 voting for this law. Modeled after a similar measure in California, Marsy’s Law broadens the rights of crime victims and ingrains them into the state constitution. These rights include: Considering a victim’s safety when authorities set bail …

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Driving While High In Florida

May 14, 2019 Drug Charges, Drunk Driving/DUI driving high, DUI, marijuana dui

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 With the passing and implementation of Amendment 2 in the State of Florida, the use of medical marijuana has become a controversial topic. Uncertainty over how exactly the use of medical marijuana will be regulated, and how obtaining a medical card will impact aspects of the patient’s life, is the subject of much debate. A major concern for both patients …

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