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April 2016 Archives

Are you facing marijuana possession charges?

Due in no small part to our state's very tough marijuana possession laws, thousands of people face misdemeanor or felony-level drug charges in Florida every year. Many of those people aren't even residents, but are tourists that come to the state for spring break or to bask on our beaches.

When witnesses are deemed not credible, charges can be dismissed

When you are accused of a crime, you need to understand that you have the right to defend yourself. Too many people fail to appreciate this fact when it comes to charges like DUI because they think that if there is evidence against them, then there is no way to defend against them.

Public shaming of white collar criminals: should we do it?

Every person should know that being convicted of a criminal offense can come with serious penalties, the most serious of which can be incarceration. People believe that if they can just avoid jail or prison, they have avoided the harshest part of a criminal sentence.

What are 'Romeo and Juliet' laws in Florida?

If you are asking the question posed in this headline, you might already be accused of serious criminal sexual misconduct. Alternatively, you might want to know a little bit more about the laws before you do something that could potentially destroy your freedom and your future.

Sentenced to probation for a drug crime? What you need to know

Being placed on probation for a period of time in lieu of having to spend that time in jail or prison can come as a great relief to any person convicted of a criminal offense like drug possession. However, it is not something that a person should take lightly.

Is a criminal record plaguing your job search?

Employment applications and professional licensing applications almost always ask whether you have ever been arrested or convicted of a crime. This is when that mistake you made in your early 20s can come back to haunt your professional job search. What can you do?

Challenging your DUI charge can start with the traffic stop

There may be very few things more stressful for a Florida driver than seeing red and blue flashing police lights in the rear view mirror. Immediately, you can feel anxious, scared, defensive and even a little angry once you realize you are being pulled over. You might feel especially concerned if you are worried about getting arrested for drunk driving.

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