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Tag Archives: Florida Criminal Charges

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Florida Appeals Court Denies Defendant’s Motion to Suppress Evidence

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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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Sealing or Expunging a Criminal Record in Florida (Frequently Asked Questions)

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What Does it Mean to have a Criminal Record Sealed? In Florida, a criminal record that has been sealed will officially become confidential information. This means that the general public will no longer have any legal means to access this information. Though, it must be noted that state and local police officers may be… Read More »

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What You Need to Know About Battery Charges in Florida

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All Florida criminal charges, including any misdemeanor charges, need to be taken seriously. In particular, a misdemeanor battery conviction can result in severe consequences. If you, or a family member, has been charged with battery in Florida, you need to speak to an experienced Tampa misdemeanor defense attorney as soon as possible.   Simple Battery… Read More »

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Arrested in Florida? What You Need to Know

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Florida criminal law is extremely complex. If you find yourself facing a criminal charge, it is normal to feel both confused and intimidated. You need to take swift action. A criminal conviction could come with severe penalties, and it could stay on your record for the rest of your life. If you, or a… Read More »

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Controversy Arises Over Forceful Arrest of Tampa Teenager

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The Tampa Bay Times recently reported that a video of a 15-year-old being forcefully arrested by a Tampa Bay Police Officer has gone viral on Youtube. The arrest occurred on North Franklin Street, near City Hall. The video raises serious questions about the conduct of the officer and treatment of the accused teenager. If… Read More »

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