1 08, 2018

Florida DUI Not Confined to Alcohol

By |2018-08-01T18:51:04+00:00August 1st, 2018|criminal defense law, juvenile defense law|0 Comments

According to a recently released police report regarding a horrible tragedy in Delray Beach on April 28 in which four tourists from Mexico and Argentina were killed by a 21-year-old driver, the driver was under the influence of a mind-altering substance at the time of the crash.  The accident occurred when the driver crashed his [...]

27 07, 2018

Florida Good Behavior Time

By |2018-07-27T20:08:41+00:00July 27th, 2018|criminal defense law, juvenile defense law|0 Comments

Gain time, or good behavior time as it is more widely known due to some popular criminal law-themed television shows and movies, is a concept that exists in many states, as well as the federal correctional system.  Good behavior time permits someone who has been convicted of a crime to serve less than the individual’s [...]

19 07, 2018

Resisting Arrest Under Florida Law

By |2018-07-19T18:26:57+00:00July 19th, 2018|criminal defense law, juvenile defense law|0 Comments

Resisting arrest is an often-misunderstood topic in Florida.  Many people who have had the misfortune of being arrested in the Sunshine State, no matter the offense, often are left wondering exactly what it is that he or she did or said that constituted resisting arrest.  A person may be questioning if simply arguing with a [...]

12 07, 2018

Florida Crime Victims’ Rights Measure on November Ballot

By |2018-07-12T21:54:16+00:00July 12th, 2018|criminal defense law|0 Comments

On the ballot come November in the Sunshine State is a measure that will substantially expand the rights of crime victims in the disposition of the criminal charges against a defendant that personally affected the victim in Florida.  Amendment 6, as the ballot proposal is known, would allow for increased personal participation by crime victims [...]

3 07, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Strengthens Digital Privacy

By |2018-07-05T14:47:14+00:00July 3rd, 2018|criminal defense law, juvenile defense law|0 Comments

The United States Supreme Court recently decided a case of pivotal importance for many defendants, as well as those who may be arrested or investigated by law enforcement in the future, by strengthening digital privacy.  The decision specifically dealt with the issue of whether law enforcement needs an arrest warrant to obtain cellphone tracking data [...]

27 06, 2018

Florida Mugshot Law Protects Those Arrested but not Convicted

By |2018-06-27T20:40:40+00:00June 27th, 2018|criminal defense law, juvenile defense law|0 Comments

Chances are, you likely have seen a banner ad online for any number of websites that shows pictures of local persons who have been arrested by the police.  You may even have clicked on the ad or the website to see if your neighbor or someone you work with may have been arrested and his [...]

22 06, 2018

Felony Conviction in Florida Causes Loss of Voting Rights

By |2018-06-22T16:32:42+00:00June 22nd, 2018|criminal defense law|0 Comments

An Unfortunate and Often Unforeseen Consequence  Many Florida citizens who may have made a mistake in their past and have been convicted of a felony may have reason to regret that mistake even more when attempting to exercise his or her constitutional right to vote.  They will find themselves unable to do so due to [...]

19 06, 2018

The Law Governing Police Interrogations in Florida and the United States More Broadly

By |2018-06-19T14:48:54+00:00June 19th, 2018|criminal defense law, juvenile defense law|0 Comments

The topic of police interrogations is a question that commonly arises in Florida criminal proceedings.  The legality or some other aspect of interrogation by police is a question that arises in nearly every criminal proceeding at one time or another.  This is particularly true if a juvenile is involved in the criminal proceedings.  Both of [...]

8 06, 2018

Probation in Florida: What is It and What Are the Ramifications for Violating Probation under Florida Law

By |2018-06-10T12:02:13+00:00June 8th, 2018|criminal defense law|0 Comments

Probation is an often-misunderstood concept in Florida criminal law.  Probation is a set of conditions a judge can impose on a criminal defendant in lieu of or in addition to a term of imprisonment if a defendant is found guilty of or pleads guilty to a criminal offense.  Many judges will use a term of [...]

31 05, 2018

Drinking and Driving in Florida: Steep Consequences, but Many Options if You Have Had Too Much to Drink

By |2018-05-31T14:46:26+00:00May 31st, 2018|criminal defense law|0 Comments

With the arrival of Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial beginning to the summer season, Florida drivers need to be wary about drinking and driving.  The first tropical storm of the hurricane season, Tropical Storm Alberto, has already rolled through Florida and the kids will be off school for the summer soon. This prompts many people [...]