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What Is A Florida Pretrial Motion?

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If you are facing criminal charges in Florida, your lawyer may talk about pretrial motions. Essentially, this is a legal document filed by one of the parties involved in a Florida criminal or criminal case. Motions can be used in an array of ways, including to challenge evidence or demand that specific arguments or… Read More »

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What Is A Collateral Consequence?

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Criminal convictions or pleading guilty to a crime, following a state of Florida or federal charge, can result in jail time, fines, and other forms of criminal restitution. Additionally, collateral consequences are possible. If you are unfamiliar with the phrase collateral consequence, it means another form of disqualification or penalty. Depending on the kind… Read More »

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Benefits Of An Initial Consultation

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Whether you are being investigated in connection with a criminal offense or you have already been charged with a crime, you are likely experiencing a lot of stress. It is common for individuals in these situations to be unsure where to turn, particularly if they do not already have a working relationship with an… Read More »

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Steps You Can Take To Strengthen A DUI Defense

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When you are pulled over for drunk driving or charged for driving under the influence (DUI), it can be incredibly stressful. After all, your future freedom could be hanging in the balance. But it is important to realize that not every drunk driving case is the same. There are a range of factors that… Read More »

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First Degree And Second Degree Petty Theft

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Petty theft is a criminal act. If you were to take the property of another person or party without consent, you could be facing a petty theft charge. And there are different levels of petty theft as well. If the value of the goods stolen was more than $100 and up to $300 in… Read More »

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What Is A Downward Departure?

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Offenders who are given a downward departure are receiving a sentence that is lower than the expected consequences. It is only possible in certain situations and not all offenders are eligible for a Florida downward departure, but it is important you understand all of the different scenarios that could apply to your case, so… Read More »

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Employment Theft In Florida

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Employees are often trusted by their employers with corporate accounts. A range of positions manage company funds, including account managers, project leaders, and chief financial officers. While there are typically set guidelines on how those funds should be handled, there are examples of employees accessing funds through fraud, theft, and other schemes. Employee theft… Read More »

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What Is In A Clearwater DUI Retainer Agreement?

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Being arrested for a DUI is a very scary experience. You may know you would benefit from the guidance of a lawyer but be unsure of the process. When you reach out to an attorney, they will ask you to sign a retainer agreement. And if you have never hired a lawyer before, you… Read More »

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College Students And Criminal Charges

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Serious penalties are possible when college students are facing criminal charges. It is possible that there will be criminal consequences and their educational goals can be impacted as well. Building a strong defense as soon as possible could lead to better outcomes. If you are a student who was recently arrested or are the… Read More »

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Importance Of Experts For Your Florida Criminal Defense

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Criminal cases often involve experts. If you are in a position where you need to build a Florida criminal defense, know that prosecutors often employ expert witness testimony during pre-trial motions and at trial. Sometimes, the individual who is facing charges needs to bring in experts for your own defense. To discuss whether this… Read More »

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