Should I Tell My Lawyer Everything? Attorney-Client Privilege Explained

If you watch crime dramas on television, you may have heard something about “attorney-client privilege.” However, you might not really know what it means, or when it actually applies. Attorney-client privilege should not be confused with confidentiality. All attorneys have an ethical duty to protect the confidentiality of their clients, while attorney-client privilege actually belongs […]

Understanding Risk Protection Orders in Florida

Under Florida law, if an officer deems an individual poses a risk to themselves or others, that individual can receive a risk protection order. The risk protection order law was passed in the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting, and it aims to help reduce firearm threats and decrease violent shootings throughout Florida. Just in […]

What Is Identity Theft?

It is important to understand what qualifies as identity theft, especially when it comes to online transactions, employment, and relationships. Perhaps you have shared your own or used the information of a relative or friend in the past, maybe in an attempt to help them, but in fact, you may have unwittingly committed a crime. […]

5 Dos and Don’ts for Your Criminal Case

If you were arrested and are facing criminal charges, you may feel frightened about what will happen next, and worried about your future. It is obviously an inherently stressful situation, but how you handle yourself in the coming days and weeks may impact the outcome of your case. Here are a few helpful tips: Do: […]

What Is Battery?

Battery is a serious crime, and if you have been charged with battery it is no laughing matter. A conviction may result in severe penalties, including incarceration and fines, and it can potentially also impact your employment, reputation, and personal relationships. If you are charged with battery, don’t risk your future by allowing an overworked […]

Can I Get a New Trial if There is New Evidence?

Between podcasts, on-demand documentaries, and news stories from right here in Florida, you may have heard a lot about wrongfully convicted prisoners getting new trials. Most often these cases involve advancements in scientific testing, including DNA evidence. One of the most famous examples in Florida is the Wilton Dedge case. Dedge was wrongfully convicted of […]

How to Fight Marijuana Arrests

St. Petersburg’s Khonsari Law Group understands the anxiety and seriousness of facing a criminal drug charge. Drug arrests are at an all-time high, so much so that drug-related crimes are one of the most common criminal charges in the state. But, don’t despair. What may seem like an impossible situation to you is something we […]

What to Do if You’re Arrested for a Crime You Didn’t Commit

If you are arrested for a crime that you did not commit, you should take several steps to ensure that you are released as soon as possible. First, follow all instructions given by the police; don’t refuse to cooperate, even though you know that you’re innocent. Keep in mind that the police are relying on […]

Filing for Expungement Without a Lawyer

Having a criminal record can hurt your employment opportunities, interfere with securing housing, and cause many other problems. Even arrests or charges that don’t result in conviction could negatively affect several aspects of your life. Fortunately, Florida law permits individuals to seal their criminal records, under certain circumstances. While we recommend that you use an […]

Public Defender Versus Private Attorney: Which Is Best for a DUI Charge?

If you are charged with driving under the influence (DUI), you have an important initial decision to make—should you use the services of a public defender or retain a private DUI attorney? Understanding the differences between the two will help you determine the best route given your circumstances. What Is a Public Defender? You’ve likely […]