Florida Law Keeping Step with Synthetic Drug Manufacturing

On the street, it is often referred to as “spice” or “K2,” but synthetic marijuana, as well as synthetic copies of other controlled substances, become more common in St. Petersburg each day. Unfortunately, Florida’s synthetic drug laws are complex and ever changing, identifying substances even to their isomers. If you have been charged with a […]

St. Petersburg Health Care Fraud Attorneys

Did you know that over the last three years, the government has recovered almost $11 Billion from health care fraud investigations? When the Affordable Care Act was passed, the following changes drastically enhanced the government’s ability to punish and combat health care fraud: Increased penalties for federal offenders by 20-50 percent Enhanced screening for high risk […]

Crossing the Border with a Florida DUI: What You Need to Know

Imagine this: you’ve taken off from Tampa International Airport and arrived in sunny Cancun for your Mexican getaway. You’re ready to begin your vacation when there’s a twist: customs denies you entry! Why? A seven-year-old DUI conviction. It’s something you scarcely remember; after all, you had an experienced Florida DUI attorney, did some community service, and […]

Criminal Non-Support Charges: How Should You Respond?

As a general matter of law and principle, parents are considered to have a legal obligation to provide for and support their children. Failure to do so, therefore, can result in criminal charges being brought against you for a cause of action called “criminal non-support.” What is Criminal Non-Support? Non-support is a criminal offense, in some way […]

The Right to Remain Silent: How and When It Should Be Invoked

Although popularized as articulated in the famous United States Supreme Court case Miranda v. Arizona, (due to the Miranda warning, “you have the right to remain silent, anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law”), the right to remain silent is a fundamental American constitutional right. Derived from the […]

Restitution Through the Criminal Justice System: How Can it Affect your Case?

If you have been charged with a criminal offense, particularly a violent offense such as assault and battery or robbery, you may hear the term “restitution” throughout the course of your case. “Restitution” is defined as “payment by an offender to the victim for the harm caused by the offender’s wrongful acts.” Almost every state, including […]

Consequences of Missing a Traffic Court Date

Missing a traffic court or other open court date can have a very serious legal consequences. The first thing you should do after missing a court date is to take action immediately and contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. An experienced criminal defense attorney can review all of the facts and circumstances of your case […]

White Collar Crimes

White collar crimes refer to a class of crimes typically committed by professionals, business people, and/or public officials. White collar crimes typically involve some level of fraud, deceit, theft, or misrepresentation. There is usually also a deliberate attempt to mislead or to falsify information. The following list includes the most common types of white-collar crimes: […]

When Can a Police Officer Search My Car?

The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution protects individuals against unlawful searches and seizures. This protection extends not only to residences, but also to automobiles and a search of your person. However, Supreme Court cases have held that individuals have a lesser expectation of privacy in a motor vehicle than they do in their […]