If you have been arrested for a DUI, you may assume that any attorney will be fit for the job of defending your case or helping negotiate a plea bargain. But, the reality is that the caliber of the attorney you hire can dramatically impact your DUI charges. From reduced sentences to dismissals and diversion programs, hiring the right DUI attorney is critical for your case and your freedom....Read More
Theft crimes in Florida carry serious consequences – even if you are a first time offender. If convicted, you will have a criminal record that could impact every aspect of your life; including social, professional and financial. This is why it is critical that you hire a criminal defense attorney if you are being accused of any type of theft crime – including misdemeanor offenses....Read More
For some individuals, it can be a shock to find that their bail is denied and they are ordered to remain in custody until their trial. Because criminal trials can take months or years to complete in the state of Florida, a person can be locked behind bars for an extended period of time – and when they are innocent, that reality becomes even worse.
Understanding Bond Hearings in the State...Read More
No one likes to be pulled over by the police – whether it is for a traffic ticket or something else. Being pulled over is a highly stressful time and often inconvenient as well. For some, a traffic stop can lead to more serious issues, especially if the officer finds drugs in the vehicle. Traffic stops cannot be done at an officer’s whim and if you are pulled over by law enforcement, it...Read More
Some individuals feel that a misdemeanor is nothing to worry about. They know the penalties are not as harsh and they assume the chances of going to jail are small, especially if they are a first-time offender. Misdemeanors, however, are still crimes – and some carry harsh penalties that individuals may not realize. Also, there are situations that can turn a simple misdemeanor into a...Read More
The Florida criminal justice system is one of the harshest in the country. Not only does Florida employ some of the toughest penalties for drug-related offenses, but they have equally harsh penalties for crimes that involve weapons. To control an alarming number of gun-related crimes in the state, Florida enacted the 10-20-Life Law. This law allows Florida to use a zero-tolerance approach...Read More