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Category Archives: Criminal Defense

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Were You Arrested for DUI in Tampa? You Have Ten Days to Take Action

By Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

If you were arrested for intoxicated driving, you are likely feeling stressed out, overwhelmed by the situation and uncertain about what you should do next. This is normal; Florida DUI arrests are notoriously complex. Very few people have a strong understanding of the process. Indeed, most people do not realize it, but if you… Read More »

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Were Your Charged With Driving With a Suspended License in Florida?

By Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

It is something almost every driver has experienced: You are going on about your day, when suddenly there are blue and red lights and sirens coming flying up behind you.  You are getting pulled over.  Any traffic stop can ruin a driver’s day.  No matter how minor the infraction, getting pulled over is intimidating… Read More »

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Can Florida Police Search Your Cell Phone?

By Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

Your cell phone, much like your computer, holds a considerable amount of sensitive personal information.  As such, it is of little surprise that law enforcement officials often have a desire to access this information.  However, you have every right to keep your phone, its contents, and you personal privacy protected.  Florida police officers do… Read More »

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What You Need to Know About Florida’s Pre-Trial Intervention Program

By Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

In Florida, some offenders, including certain felony offenders, may be eligible to enter a pre-trial intervention program. This type of program is a diversion program that can, if successfully completed, result in your criminal charges being dismissed. Here, our Florida felony defense lawyers discuss some of the important things you should know about our… Read More »

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Florida Appeals Court Denies Defendant’s Motion to Suppress Evidence

By Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

Recently, Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal issued a decision in the case of Zachary Daniels v. the State of Florida. This appeal involved a dispute over the issue of how police officers are allowed to legally obtain evidence. While this is certainly a highly technical issues, it is one that is critically important… Read More »

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Understanding Evidence: The Chain of Custody

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Evidence is the foundation of any legal case. As such, it is critically important that criminal defendants are able to ensure that all forms of evidence being presented against them are legitimate. Before the prosecution can submit a piece of evidence at trial, they must first prove that they can authenticate the evidence. In… Read More »

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What Happens if You Violate Probation in Florida?

By Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

Under Florida law, a Violation of Probation (VOP) occurs when a criminal defendant violates the terms of their probationary punishment. An accusation that you have violated your probation must always be taken seriously. Those who are found in violation may potentially face some very stiff penalties. Indeed, depending on the terms of your probation… Read More »

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The Importance of Gathering Evidence in a Florida DUI Case

By Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

In Florida, a conviction for DUI can come with very harsh consequences. Not only could a DUI conviction cost you a lot of money, but you may lose your ability to drive and even your freedom. If you have been arrested for drunk driving in Florida, it is imperative that you contact an experienced… Read More »

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The State of Marijuana Laws and Enforcement in Tampa Bay

By Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

When Floridians went to the polls on November 8th, 2016, they overwhelmingly voted in favor of allowing the expanded use of medical marijuana. In fact, the Tampa Bay Times reports that the medical marijuana ballot initiative won 71 percent to 29 percent. This is no doubt a decisive victory in our very polarized era…. Read More »

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Six Things You Need to Remember After Being Arrested in Florida

By Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group |

You need to take all criminal charges, including misdemeanor charges, very seriously. It is normal to feel overwhelmed after being charged; arrests are always stressful, confusing and intimidating. Unfortunately, many people actually damage their own cases by making preventable mistakes immediately after or during an arrest. Do not let this happen to you. If… Read More »

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