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Category: Criminal Defense

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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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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The Unseen Impact of False Allegations in Sex Crimes

August 7, 2018 Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes false allegations, Sex Crime

False Sex crime allegations

False Allegations of Sex Crimes    There is a clear, conceivable and pervasive stigma against the perpetrators of sexual assault and other related crimes. Given the abject depravity of these crimes, this is understandable and expected. Rape is in its own category, “[n]o other crime is so fraught with controversy, so enmeshed in dispute and in the politics of gender …

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What is Pretrial Intervention?

May 30, 2018 Criminal Defense Diversion, Pretrial

Pretrial Diversion Leon County Florida

What is Pretrial Intervention? We often get questions regarding the Pretrial Intervention program here in Florida. It is also commonly referred to as Pretrial Diversion Program in Florida. People are curious as to how it works, who is eligible, and whether it is a good idea to pursue. The first step if you have any specific questions about your own …

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What is a Notice to Appear?

May 30, 2018 Criminal Defense Notice to Appear

Florida Notice to Appear

What is a Notice to Appear in Florida? First and foremost, if you receive a notice to appear, commonly referred to as a “written arrest” you should contact an attorney immediately. This is a serious accusation, and should be treated as an arrest (technically speaking it is an arrest). The criminal defense attorneys her at Pumphrey Law handle these cases …

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Medical Marijuana and Guns: Can You Own a Gun With a Medical Card in Florida

January 22, 2018 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges Florida Medical Marijuana Gun Rights, Guns, Medical Marijuana

medical marijuana and gun

In the state of Florida, you can legally own a gun, or semi-legally treat an illness using marijuana, but the harsh reality is that you can’t do both. As of the writing of this article there are already 21 dispensaries in the state of Florida, ready to fulfill medical marijuana orders.[1] Approximately 50,000 Floridians have signed up to take advantage …

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