Resisting Arrest FAQ

Q.What Qualifies as Resisting Arrest? A. Fleeing from law enforcement, refusal to obey orders, providing false or misleading information, concealing evidence, physically preventing the application of handcuffs, going limp to make an arrest more difficult and any other activity which delays an officer or makes their arrest or investigation more difficult. Q.What happens if I […]

What are the Penalties for a DUI in Florida?

A DUI is classified as an offense in which an individual over the age of 21 drives impaired with a blood or breath alcohol level of 0.08 or more. Even if you only had one mixed drink, you’re dramatically raising your chance of being in a vehicle crash. With New Year’s Eve quickly approaching, it’s […]

Long-Term Implications of a DUI Conviction

Being convicted of violating Florida’s DUI law can have significant short and long- term effects on your life and can be an all-around hassle. The immediate ramifications of a DUI conviction include hefty fines, probation, or even jail time.  The information below explains some of the common long-term effects of a Florida DUI conviction. Losing Your […]

Common ways to Suppress Breathalyzer Evidence

In the State of Florida, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. A breathalyzer test is the most important evidence for a Florida prosecutor to have at his or her disposal during trial. As such, it is important to use every means possible to […]

Florida Traffic Tickets Can Escalate Quickly

Traffic tickets are usually the result of a moving or non-moving civil infractions, which are non-criminal traffic offenses. Examples of these types of traffic offenses include speeding, running a stop sign, running a red light, failing to wear a seatbelt, or double parking. These traffic offenses are not punishable by incarceration, but rather penalties like […]

Signs that Your Rights Were Violated at a Traffic Stop

In many traffic stops, the real reason why police officers pull drivers over is not for texting, speeding, running a stop sign, or failing to use a turn signal. In most cases, the traffic stop occurs because the officer suspects that the driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. This type of stop […]

Florida Violent Crime Basics

Crimes which involve the use of force or violence against another person are severely punished under Florida law. A conviction for a violent crime in Florida can result in a hefty fine, lengthy prison sentence, and/or compensation (restitution) paid to the alleged victim, among other penalties. Violent crimes in the state of Florida include the […]

Searching your Car in Florida

When a person is pulled over by the police, it is often debated whether that officer had the authority to search the vehicle. The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution states that people must be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. For some traffic stops, an officer may be able to search a car […]

Florida White Collar Crime: Embezzlement

White collar crimes, a real problem in Florida and across the United States, are often overlooked as being actual crimes. In fact, Florida leads the nation in the amount of white collar crimes such as fraud and identity theft.1 More often, individuals associate crimes with those violent acts that are covered in popular television crime […]

Sex Crimes and the Sex Offender Registry

Being charged with or convicted of a sex crime can disrupt and ruin every aspect of a person’s life. In the State of Florida, “sex crimes” is a general term. It essentially refers to any criminal charges involving sexual activity that are brought against a person. This definition includes rape, child sexual abuse and molestation, […]