Help! I’m in Jail. How Do I ‘Make Bail?’

When a person is arrested and put into jail, the first thing they want to know is “how do I get out?” Most people who are arrested, but have not yet gone to trial, are given the option of posting bail. Bail is a specified amount of cash that is set by the court for […]

Know Your Rights: What is Probable Cause?

Before the police are allowed to make an arrest, conduct a search or receive a warrant, they must first be able to establish probable cause. However, police sometimes try to intimidate you into letting them search your vehicle or home when they do not actually have probable cause to do so. Do not let the […]

Assault and Battery: What is the Difference?

The terms assault and battery are often used interchangeably, but have different meanings in the court of law. While the two are frequently confused, in Florida, assault generally encompasses verbal threats while battery encompasses physical harm. What is Assault? While many people assume that assault is the same thing as battery, the two hold different […]

What are Miranda Rights?

“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you. Do you understand the rights I have just read to you? With these rights […]

What Is Double Jeopardy?

Under Federal law, “Double Jeopardy” is a type of defense that prohibits a defendant from being tried twice for the same crime. The Double Jeopardy Clause is part of the Fifth Amendment in the United States Constitution and was ultimately enacted to protect defendants from abuses of state power and to promote the finalization of […]

What is my Fifth Amendment Right and When Do I Use It?

More than likely, you have heard someone casually say, “I plead the fifth.” Perhaps you have jokingly thrown out the phrase yourself when someone asked you an embarrassing question that you did not want to answer. While many are familiar with the idiom, some do not know the root of the phrase or what it […]

What are the Differences Between Medical Marijuana and Recreational Marijuana?

Marijuana, cannabis and pot are three of the most commonly used names for the plants under the genus Cannabis. Florida is now considering making medical marijuana legal to its residents in need, depending on the results of the November elections. Now that we are faced with this possibility, it is very important to understand that […]

Rohom Khonsari Represents Gormans in National Media Case

On Feb. 25, 2006, Jessica Rasdall and her best friend, Laura Gorman, were driving home from Ybor City, an area in Tampa, Florida. The two, who were 18 at the time, had spent the night dancing and drinking alcohol. The girls began the 40-mile trek home but the night would end in tragedy. Less than […]

What Is Business Litigation?

Trying to juggle all aspects of a business by yourself can be overwhelming. Throw in a legal issue, and things start to get really out of hand. Attempting to solve your legal dispute yourself can be confusing and leave you feeling anxious. There is no need to go it alone. Hiring an experienced attorney to […]

What Are My Rights at a DUI Checkpoint in Florida?

The holiday season is quickly approaching which means it is likely you will attend a party or two. The holiday season also means that law enforcement will be more attentive in making sure there are no drunk drivers on the road. One way law enforcement gets drunk drivers off of the road is by putting […]