At What Point After an Arrest Should I Hire a Criminal Attorney?

The best time to obtain an attorney is not always clear to someone involved in a criminal matter. When a police officer arrests an individual, they are required to inform them about their Miranda rights before an interrogation, which include reminding the person arrested that they have rights to an attorney. Because statements made to […]

How to Obtain a Concealed Weapon or Firearm License in Florida

Basic Requirements Unlike many states, Florida has a relatively easy and straightforward process for obtaining a permit to carry a concealed weapon or firearm.  To begin with, there are four basic eligibility requirements: You must be 21 years of age or older; You must be able to demonstrate competency with a firearm; You must currently […]

The Legal Implications of Paying Employees in Cash

Paying workers in cash for their services is not necessarily illegal for businesses that operate in Florida but, depending on the circumstances, it can definitely lead to a host of legal problems.  And if the person that’s being paid in cash is ultimately deemed to be an employee of the business, those problems can become […]

Recording Phone Calls in Florida

Like many legal issues in America, the recording of phone calls is subject both to federal and state laws. As a result, where you are physically located when you record a phone is one of the major factors in determining whether what you’re doing is legal or illegal (Warning: Things get a lot more complicated […]

Regaining The Right to Vote in Florida

Anyone who is convicted of (or pleads guilty to) a felony, loses a variety of civil rights. Just which rights are lost – and whether and how they can be restored – generally depends on whether the felony in question involved a federal crime or a state crime and, most importantly, on the state in […]

Cross-examination at a Florida Criminal Trial

Contrary to what you may have seen on television, there is nothing glamorous about a criminal trial. Rather, a criminal trial can be a very long, involved, and time-consuming process. Florida law provides for two types of criminal trials. At a criminal bench trial, the judge listens to the evidence presented during the trial and […]

Direct Examination at a Florida Criminal Trial

Direct examination at a Florida criminal trial allows the defendant to tell his or her version of events. Although Florida law provides for both criminal bench trials and jury trials, most criminal trials are jury trials. Clear and concise direct examination answers can go a long way in maximizing the effectiveness of your testimony and […]

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 […]

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