Life after a criminal conviction is not easy. Your criminal record makes it more difficult to gain employment, get into school, and may even make finding adequate housing difficult – even though housing is one of the most basic necessities for survival. Because of this risk, you may be tempted to hide the fact that you are a convicted criminal when filling out a housing application.
Police officers are naturally intimidating to some; therefore, it is not uncommon to see individuals say something inappropriate or admit to something due to that intimidation. Whether you are being questioned by the police or you have been arrested under suspicion of a crime, there are certain things that you should never say to a police officer. These statements not only give officers...Read More
Being arrested or even pulled over for a DUI can be daunting. If you do not know the law, you may not understand your rights; therefore, you could inadvertently do or say things that make your case more difficult for a defense attorney. These mistakes increase the penalties a person potentially receives for their DUI – and are often avoidable. Whether you are a first-time offender or multiple...Read More
Florida law does allow you to expunge your criminal record, but there are specific requirements that must be met. Not all crimes or cases are eligible for expungement, and a specific process must be followed to successfully expunge your criminal record.
What is an Expungement?
An expungement proceeding is a type of lawsuit where a first-time offender of a past crime seeks for their earlier...Read More
It is not against the law to drink and drive in the state of Florida. It is, however, illegal to drive while impaired. Under Florida law, anyone with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of 0.08 percent or higher is considered legally impaired. That means that the individual cannot fully appreciate how the alcohol is affecting their normal faculties, including their cognitive and physical...Read More
More often than not, a consumer does not bounce a check with criminal intentions. Instead, the consumer usually does so simply by accident. The consumer will then pay the bounced check fee to their financial institution, as well as to the company they wrote the bad check to, and move on. However, when a consumer purposely bounces a check or knowingly writes a check that will not clear, can...Read More