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Category: Criminal Defense

How Can a Lawyer Defend Someone Who is Guilty?

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

defending a guilty client

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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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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Florida Laws on E-Scooters

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

Florida Laws on E-Scooters

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

florida dui felony

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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Probation Violations in Florida

April 29, 2019 Criminal Defense, Probation Violation florida violation of probation, probation violation, vop

probation violations florida

As outlined in Florida Statutes Chapter 498, probation is defined as a form of community supervision that imposes certain terms and conditions on an offender in lieu of incarceration. Although it serves as an alternative to incarceration, a probationary sentence should not be taken lightly. Violating a condition of your probation can have serious consequences and may even result in …

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Police write “cease and desist” letter to Google to stop revealing DWI (DUI) Checkpoints.

February 12, 2019 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI, News & Announcements DUI, dui checkpoint, google

google maps police alert

CBS New York reported last week that the New York City Police Department sent a letter to Google to cease disclosing the location of police through alerts on the Google acquired application “Waze.” Waze is a directions-based application for motorists. Google purchased Waze back in 2013 as a crowd-sourced application for motorists. CBS New York quotes the letter, “This letter serves …

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Restoration of Gun Rights in Florida

February 12, 2019 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements felon rights, gun rights

restoration of florida gun rights

Restoration of Felon Gun Rights in Florida The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees each American the right to keep and bear arms.  In a perfect world, as both U.S. and Florida citizens, we are afforded certain other rights as well– the right to vote, to serve on a jury, and to hold public office.  However, a Florida resident …

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Diversion in Florida DOES NOT clear your record!

January 24, 2019 Criminal Defense, Pretrial Diversion, Seal or Expunge Criminal Record expunge, pretrial diversion, seal

Pretrial Diversion in Florida Receiving a “written arrest” in Florida creates a criminal record. If an officer gets your information and leaves you with paperwork, YOU HAVE A CRIMINAL RECORD. I receive weekly calls from Tallahassee college students. The same students who are now being denied jobs because of a simple “minor in possession charge” here in Tallahassee, Florida. Persons …

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SENDING PICS, MEME’S OR MOVIES CAN GET YOU ARRESTED

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

florida sexting law

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 indecent chat or sexual conduct involving the above could get a person arrested by the police. …

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