In Florida, Theft Charges have Heavy Consequences

3rd Dec 2014 Comments Off on In Florida, Theft Charges have Heavy Consequences

The important role of a Tampa criminal defense lawyer begins the moment that he or she is contacted by a client. As one recent Florida news story highlights, criminal defense […]

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No Miranda Warning: Can the Prosecutor Use Incriminating Statements Made to Police?

11th Nov 2014 Comments Off on No Miranda Warning: Can the Prosecutor Use Incriminating Statements Made to Police?

The police are under no obligation to provide the Miranda warning until a suspect is “in custody”.  Because a formal arrest will always trigger the requirement that a suspect be […]

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Domestic Violence Charges Complicated in Florida Courts: What you Should Know

28th Oct 2014 Comments Off on Domestic Violence Charges Complicated in Florida Courts: What you Should Know

Q. What does domestic violence mean? A.  Domestic violence is considered a modifier or classification of several types of criminal offense. On its own, domestic violence is not a criminal […]

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DWLS

22nd Oct 2014 Comments Off on DWLS

DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED (DWLS) DWLS without knowledge constitutes a civil infraction while DWLS with knowledge constitutes a criminal offense. DWLS Without Knowledge Florida Statute 322.34(1) defines the offense of […]

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Pulled over with Marijuana in your vehicle

15th Oct 2014 Comments Off on Pulled over with Marijuana in your vehicle

If you are merely being pulled over for a traffic infraction or erratic driving, the officer might not have a valid basis to search your vehicle.  In this situation, the […]

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Child Abuse or Discipline

9th Oct 2014 Comments Off on Child Abuse or Discipline

Battery against another individual, such as punching another person without a justification like self-defense can expose a person to criminal charges.  Similarly, the act of engaging in criminally negligent or […]

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Violation of Probation in Tampa FL

6th Oct 2014 Comments Off on Violation of Probation in Tampa FL

What Constitutes a Violation? It is important that anyone sentenced to probation understand exactly what he or she can expect to happen if probation is violated. That means understanding what […]

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Animal Cruelty Charges dismissed aganist Florida woman

26th Sep 2014 Comments Off on Animal Cruelty Charges dismissed aganist Florida woman

For one Florida woman, inconsistent facts, unreliable witnesses, and a flurry of media attention has resulted in a whirlwind of chaos after she was accused to animal cruelty. According to […]

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Strong Arm Robbery is a Tough Charge to Understand

18th Jul 2014 Comments Off on Strong Arm Robbery is a Tough Charge to Understand

When people think of a robbery or a mugging, they often think of an armed robbery. This is a situation where an assailant, or group of assailants, attempts to take […]

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Domestic Violence Charges Complicated in Florida Courts: What you Should Know An unfortunate reality is that arguments and disagreements can spiral out of control. When the argument is between family […]

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