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The Many Collateral Consequences of Driving Under the Influence

Florida law makes driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages, chemical substances, or controlled substances one offense, proven by “impairment of normal faculties” or an unlawful blood alcohol or breath alcohol level of 0.08 percent or more. Regardless of how prosecutors prove the offense, the penalties are the same. A person’s first DUI conviction generally […]

How Do I Beat a Prescription Fraud Charge?

How Do I Beat a Prescription Fraud Charge? Prescription fraud has become an epidemic in the United States. To prevent it, many pharmacies and medical facilities have enacted strict security measures regarding prescription drugs. As a result of this crackdown, the number of prescription fraud charges has surged in recent years, including those based on […]

How Do I Beat a Gun Charge in Florida?

Violent crimes are typically the most strictly prosecuted crimes under Florida law, and violations of the state’s gun laws are no exception. If you’ve been accused of violating state gun laws, whether for carrying, possessing, or discharging a firearm, it’s important that you have the right legal representation to help you navigate the complex system […]

Will My Child’s Arrest Appear on His or Her Criminal Record?

Hearing that your child has been arrested is a nightmare scenario for any parent. One of the first concerns for many parents is how an arrest may affect their child’s future. Below we discuss how to determine whether your child’s arrest will remain permanently on his or her criminal record. Deal With Law Enforcement Under […]

When Are DUI Checkpoints Illegal?

DUI arrests and charges are more complex than most people realize. Some cases are fairly straightforward, like when drivers are swerving erratically due to their intoxication, and the police immediately pull them over. However, other cases are more complicated, and police frequently toe the line of illegality in their quest to apprehend all drunk drivers. […]

The Best Way to Fight Murder Charges

Being charged with murder is quite possibly the most challenging event that any individual could face. Only a small handful of people will ever experience such a hardship, but for those who do, it is important to know the best strategies to employ when fighting such charges. Knowing your own rights and understanding the responsibilities […]

Understand Your Rights After an Arrest

You were arrested—now what? Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your arrest, you should be aware of your rights. Most importantly: stay calm, don’t put up a fight, and contact an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible. The Right to an Attorney One of the most basic rights in the American criminal justice system is […]

How to Protect Yourself After an Opioid Arrest—and What to Expect

According to a recent study published in JAMA Network Open, people addicted to opioids are up to thirteen times more likely to have run-ins with law enforcement than other people. If you were recently arrested for opioid possession, you should call an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately to make sure that your rights are protected, […]

Florida’s Stand Your Ground Laws

It’s natural to defend yourself when you are in danger. But how you defend yourself can have legal consequences. Understanding when the law permits you to use force, and what kind of force it permits you to use, can prove critically important in making the right decision under stressful conditions. Here is an overview of […]

Florida Drug Court 101

Florida created treatment-based, court-supervised rehabilitation programs to help nonviolent drug offenders recover from addiction without having to go to jail. From the outset, the programs sought to break the cycle of substance abuse that entraps many drug offenders. Today, each county in Florida may have a drug court plan that provides tailored substance abuse treatments […]

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