What Is “Aiding and Abetting” in Florida?

Under Florida law, the term “aiding and abetting” can be misleading. In order to understand the legal concept of aiding and abetting, you must first understand the different categorizations of criminal conduct. If you commit a crime (let’s say robbery) and were the primary actor in that crime (you held the gun and demanded the money), […]

Can You Have Your Warrant Recalled?

It’s never good news to hear you have a warrant out for your arrest or for the search of your home, especially if you believe the warrant is unjustified or was issued in violation of your constitutional rights. The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution states that “no warrants shall issue, but upon probable […]

Statutory Rape in Florida

Statutory rape differs from the traditional definition of rape in that it is based on the premise that minors do not have the mental and emotional capacity to consent to certain sexual activities, especially if the offender is older than the minor. For example, under Florida law, “[a] person 24 years of age or older […]

Graduation Season Results in DUI Arrests

Graduation is a time for celebration as children begin to transition from childhood to young adulthood. For many teenagers who have survived the rigors of high school, graduation can make them feel invincible, and, in combination with a multitude of parties, this may drastically increase teen drinking and driving and their risk of being charged with […]

Are There Defenses to DUI if you “Blew?”

Florida DUI convictions can have serious ramifications. In the State of Florida, DWI and DUI convictions can result in heavy fines, loss of employment, limited job prospects, and even jail time. If you have been charged with a DUI offense, you want an experienced defense attorney in your corner representing you at every stage of your case. […]

A Spring Break Arrest Can Have Long-term Consequences

From Miami to Orlando to Fort Lauderdale, Florida has always been the place to be for spring breakers over the years. Florida’s beautiful beaches are the perfect place for college students to unwind mid-way through their spring semesters – usually during the months of March or April. However, a relaxing and enjoyable break can turn […]

What is Disorderly Conduct in Florida?

The purpose of disorderly conduct laws in Florida – otherwise known as ‘breach of the peace’ laws – is to regulate disruptive conduct that occurs in public places. Disorderly conduct offenses may be prosecuted as either misdemeanors or as felonies. Disturbing the peace charges are no joke, and the penalties can be severe. Consequently, you […]

The Benefits of Expungement

Records expungements can be extremely beneficial to criminal defendants on many different fronts. A complete records expungement means that a defendant’s criminal record is completely sealed or erased and is not ordinarily visible to the general public. As a result, post-expungement, a criminal defendant will not ordinarily have to report a criminal conviction to a […]

Can You Have Your Probation Terminated Early?

The good news about probation in Florida is that it is not a conviction. However, any violation of probation, whether it involves a failure to pay fines or costs, leaving the country, violating a curfew, or testing positive for drugs, can result in harsh consequences. The most common consequence of violating one’s probation is the […]