The Effect of a Criminal Drug Conviction on Current and Future Employment

In today’s competitive marketplace, jobs in almost every employment sector are very competitive – even for those who have exceptional academic credentials. Criminal drug convictions result in criminal records, which can have a negative impact on a person’s employment and employment prospects. If you have been charged with or convicted of a drug crime, it […]

How Does the Fourth Amendment Affect My Criminal Case?

Pursuant to the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, any police officer who conducts a search of a person’s home or vehicle must have ordinarily obtained a search warrant prior to doing so. In order to issue a search warrant, there must be probable cause that criminal activity was afoot and that the defendant […]

What is a Plea Bargain and What Rights Do You Give up by Accepting One?

In many criminal cases, you have the option of accepting a plea bargain (also called a “plea deal” or “plea agreement”) or going forward with a Florida criminal trial. Unfortunately, a criminal trial can be a long, involved process that lasts for many days or even weeks. Moreover, the outcome of a criminal trial can […]

Why There’s Much More to a Criminal Trial than Witness Testimony

A Florida criminal trial is oftentimes a complicated and lengthy process. However, contrary to what most people believe, there’s much more to a criminal trial than witness testimony that is presented on the witness stand. Other factors, such as the defendant’s conduct and body language on and off the stand, play a large role in […]

Criminal Probation in Florida: What You Need to Know

For most people, probation represents a second chance, but it is important to follow the terms of your probation, strictly. While you are not serving time in jail, it is still important to understand that the terms of your probation must be followed to the letter. Failing to do so could put you at risk […]

Is it Possible to “Pass” the Standard Field Sobriety Test?

What is the Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST)? The Standardized Field Sobriety Test, or “SFST,” is a battery of tests by law enforcement used to determine whether a person is under the influence of alcohol. The tasks used in the SFST include: Walk-and-Turn–Taking nine “heel-to-toe” steps in a straight line, then turning and walking in […]

Police Are on the Lookout for Drunk Drivers Around the 4th of July

Memorial Day has passed, and summer has unofficially arrived. Like Memorial Day, July 4th is a holiday when police officers are on the hunt for drunk drivers on the road in Florida.  It is important for drivers to know their rights and responsibilities when it comes to drinking alcohol and driving. Here are a few […]

Question: Can You Negotiate a Plea Bargain Without an Attorney?

The answer to the question is “maybe, but you probably should not.” Many people are reluctant to hire an attorney to help them settle their criminal case. If they do not see their case going to trial, they think they can handle a simple plea bargain on their own. Here are four reasons why that […]

4 Benefits of Having Your Florida Criminal Record Expunged

Many people have had experiences in the past that they wish they could erase. If you have blemishes on your criminal record, expungement might be an option for you. Here are four good reasons you should consider contacting a Florida criminal record expungement attorney today. Employment Everyone knows it can be difficult to find the […]