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The Basics of Expungement
It often goes unacknowledged, but the fact is, that millions of Americans have at some point run afoul of the law and faced the criminal justice system. Whether it’s a college kid arrested for underage drinking, an unfortunate physical confrontation between adults, or something else, the consequences of having an arrest or criminal conviction on […]
What does DWI Mean in Florida?
Drinking and driving is not only dangerous, it’s also a serious crime. This potential crime extends beyond alcohol to also driving under the influence of controlled substances. In Florida, the crime of illegally driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is called DUI. Others states call it DWI, or driving while intoxicated. The terms […]
What Should I Do When I am Pulled Over?
Getting pulled over by a law enforcement officer can have varying outcomes: a warning, a citation, or maybe even an arrest. Whatever the reason for getting stopped, your choices at that time can impact what happens. This includes not only the arrest itself but the legal steps to follow. First, it’s important to recognize the […]
What is DUI Manslaughter in Florida?
Being involved in a traffic accident where someone dies is a tragic, life-changing experience for anyone. Physical injuries may heal, but the emotional damage, which extends to family and friends of the deceased, last forever. If the death was caused by a driver who was under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances, then the […]
Why Is There More Child Crime in the Summer?
Summer is arguably the best time of the year in Florida. Outdoor sports, trips to the beach, backyard barbeques, and the joys of nature are in full swing. If it can be done outside, summer is the time to do it. Unfortunately, the summer heat also coincides with an uptick in crime – particularly with […]
What is a No Contest Plea in Florida and Is it Right for Me?
We’ve all seen episodes of courtroom dramas where a suspicious character admits to a crime on the witness stand, thanks to the efforts of a crafty, good-guy lawyer. “Guilty,” the jury foreman says, prompting courtroom commotion and the judge to pound her gavel. The impression is that beyond a guilty verdict, or guilty plea when […]
Is Pretrial Intervention in My Best Interest?
Pretrial intervention programs exist to keep people out of prison. They are run by State Attorneys’ offices and are designed to divert otherwise law-abiding citizens who make mistakes out of the thrust of the criminal justice system. The programs usually entail community service hours, fines, fees and counseling courses, and are offered to people with […]
What is Cyberstalking in Florida? Tips to Protect Yourself!
In today’s technological age, cyberstalking has become a prevalent issue. How do we define cyberstalking? Where is the line drawn between playful and dangerous? What ages are most impacted by cyberstalking? How do we keep our children safe? And, is it a generational challenge? For example, do teenagers routinely take part in cyberstalking activities just […]
How Older Americans Can Protect Themselves When Driving This May
As we age, it can become increasingly more difficult to drive. There are both mental and physical impairments that affect us. Unfortunately, research studies from the AARP tell us that seniors are specifically impacted by conditions including the worsening of eyesight, slower reaction times and loss of hearing.   Physical impairments like these can reduce […]
What Is The Difference Between a Felony and A Misdemeanor in Florida?
All crimes fall into two classifications – misdemeanors and felonies. Do you know the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor in Florida?  Misdemeanors are lesser crimes that are punishable by less than a year of incarceration handled in county court and felonies are more extreme crimes punishable by more than a year of incarceration handled […]