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January 7, 2019 Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes, social media criminal defense, Sexting, social media

Sexting Arrest Florida Attorney

Technology breeds more and more statutes that make the sending of certain information illegal.  For example, an adult sends a sexually explicit image, with identifying information with the purpose of causing emotional distress to another person.  The mere depiction of a person engaging in sexual conduct involving the above could get a person arrested by the police. Florida Statutes 784.049(3) …

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Job Application with Arrest Questions

December 15, 2018 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements criminal defense, how to answer criminal question on job application, job application questions

Job Application Criminal History

A 2017 survey commissioned by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) reported that nearly all employers (96%) conduct a background check during the hiring process. For those with a criminal record, this is an intimidating statistic. It can also raise questions about how to accurately report your criminal history on a job application, and what employers are allowed …

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Can Social Media be Used in Court?

December 5, 2018 Criminal Defense, social media internet crime, kodak black, social media, tekashi 69

Arrested for social media

The Negative Impact of Social Media In a survey conducted by CareerBuilder, it was reported that 70% of employers will review a candidate’s social media presence before hiring. This number is exponentially rising with the adoption of social media as a standard, everyday practice in modern life. As a result, it has become habitual for applicants to “clean up” their …

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Remain Silent and Don’t Lie!

November 5, 2018 Criminal Defense legal advice, right to remain silent

Remain Silent and Don’t Lie!

Remain silent, get the best attorney and no matter what . . . don’t lie! You have the right to remain silent, why would you lie?  Are you smarter than everyone and convinced you can talk your way out of a situation?  Does someone have a gun pointed to your head threatening to pull the trigger if you don’t lie?  …

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The 3 Types of Police Encounters in Florida

November 5, 2018 Criminal Defense criminal defense, police, rights

Florida police interactions

The 3 types of Police-Citizen Encounters in Florida In Florida we have compartmentalized three types of encounters citizens have with police. The three types of encounters are Consensual – Consensual encounters of law enforcement officers and citizens involves consent. In other words, the officer “asks” if the citizen will stop and talk or the officer “asks” if they can see your drivers …

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DUI and DUI Manslaughter in Florida

November 5, 2018 Drunk Driving/DUI DUI, dui manslaughter

Dui manslaughter attorney Florida

What you need to know about DUI and DUI Manslaughter in Florida Chapter 316.193 Florida Statute. Every case is different.  If you, or someone you know, are facing a DUI Manslaughter or even a possible DUI that involves death or great bodily harm, read this article and contact our office if the incident happened in the State of Florida.   A …

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Difference Between Detained and Arrested

September 13, 2018 Criminal Defense detained vs arrested

difference between detained and arrested

Detained vs. Arrested If I am detained does that mean I am arrested? It depends. Detained does not mean arrested.  In Florida, knowing whether you are arrested or just being detained is a question that has significant implications. Among other consequences, implications can impact speedy trial rights and Miranda rights.  The right in Florida to a speedy trial is triggered …

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How Do I Know if I have a Criminal Record?

September 12, 2018 Criminal Defense, Seal or Expunge Criminal Record background check, criminal defense, criminal record

florida background check

“How do I know if I have a record?  I got arrested once and they dropped the case so I don’t have a record . . . right?”   Answer: WRONG.  The only way to truly know whether YOU have a record is to contact the Florida Department of Law Enforcement through the Federal Crime Information Center (run by the FBI …

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DUI Manslaughter Defense in Florida

September 5, 2018 Drunk Driving/DUI DUI, dui manslaughter

DUI Manslaughter Attorney Florida

DUI Manslaughter in Florida If you or someone you know has been charged with Florida DUI Manslaughter, the most important thing to do is to contact a law firm that is prepared to handle your case and protect your rights. The information contained in this article is just a generic guide for effective DUI defense, but every case is very …

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DUI Manslaughter Cases in Miami

September 5, 2018 Drunk Driving/DUI DUI, dui manslaughter, dui manslaughter miami

DUI Manslaughter attorney Miami Florida

DUI Manslaughter Attorney in Miami, Florida If you or someone you know has been charged with any crime in Miami or anywhere in South Florida, including Florida DUI Manslaughter please make sure to find an attorney to protect your rights. It is especially important to find an attorney that is experienced defending Miami DUI Manslaughter cases such as yours, someone who …

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