The chain of custody refers to the foundation prosecutors need in order to establish that certain exhibits (or evidence) are admissible to the court. Exhibits are tangible items that are relevant to the facts of the case and help establish the prosecution’s case.
For example, when a person is accused of shoplifting, the stolen goods would be submitted as exhibits in their criminal case....Read More
It is nothing new for bill collectors to threaten those in debt, and there are numerous instances where third party collection agencies will threaten people with jail time if they do not pay consumer debts. This causes confusion amongst citizens that fall behind on their payments, worrying that they could go to prison for being unable to pay. However, know that, if you owe money on a debt and...Read More
Domestic violence is a serious accusation and can include assault, stalking, battery, and even harassment that has been perpetrated by someone against a family member or household member – not necessarily husband and wife, which most people think of when they hear the term domestic violence. Florida has statutes that define domestic violence and even outline specific punishments for those...Read More
Traditionally, if a defendant is under the legal age of 18, they are considered a juvenile and will be tried for their crimes in juvenile court. However, there are circumstances that permit the state to push a youth under the age of 18 through the criminal justice system as an adult. The rules for this are complex, but it is important to note that juveniles are not free from adult prosecution...Read More
An injunction is an order issued by the court that directs another party to take – or directly prohibits them from engaging in – a specific action. These can be issued via a judgment order or in connection with a lawsuit. In some cases, they are also seen in criminal trials.
The Purpose of an Injunction
Injunctions are used as relief from an action, or putting a stop to ongoing or repeated...Read More
Violent crimes are those that are heinous in nature and often involve intentional harm that has been inflicted upon another individual during the commission of a crime. Violent crimes do not have to involve the intent to harm, though they can include the threat of intentional harm. The majority of violent crimes are charged as felonies, and they are considered one of the most serious crimes –...Read More