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Why You Should Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney Immediately
POSTED ON May 7, 2022

For one reason or another, you may find yourself before a judge, having gone from an average civilian to a criminal defendant. You should prioritize hiring a criminal defense attorney as soon as you need one. An attorney can help in the following ways. Explain…

Do You Need a Lawyer If You are Going to Plead Guilty?
POSTED ON April 20, 2022

You always have the right to represent yourself in a criminal case. However, you run a significant risk if you do. This is particularly true when you plead guilty. After you plead guilty, the judge will set your case for sentencing. Without representation, you have…

Types of Pleas in a Criminal Law Case
POSTED ON April 10, 2022

In your first appearance in your criminal law case, a judge will ask you to enter a plea. You can plead guilty, not guilty, or no contest. Your choice of plea will determine what happens next in your case. You may have many opportunities to…

Florida Laws on Synthetic Marijuana
POSTED ON March 20, 2022

Synthetic drugs are artificially manufactured using ingredients that may be natural or man-made. They are produced in a laboratory or in another location, and they can be illegally sold to individuals who just want to get high.  One of the most common types of synthetic…

Understanding the Bail Process
POSTED ON February 20, 2022

If you have been arrested for a crime or know someone who has been, understanding the bail process is vital.  Generally, an arrested individual cannot leave jail until they have posted bail. If they do not post bail, they may be required to stay in…

What Does a Withhold of Adjudication or Adjudication Withheld Mean?
POSTED ON February 10, 2022

In a Florida criminal court case, a judge may issue a withhold of adjudication, or sometimes say that adjudication is withheld. But, what do these terms mean? Both terms mean that a judge can still order penalties or probation for a crime, even without formally…

Understanding Your Right to an Attorney
POSTED ON December 10, 2021

If you find yourself in a situation where you feel you need an attorney, the Constitution guarantees you the right to proper counsel. For example, under the 5th Amendment, if you are taken into custody by the police, you can refuse to answer any questions…

What You Need to Know About an Injunction
POSTED ON November 20, 2021

You’ve probably heard of the term “injunction,” and you might even know that it refers to a kind of legal order. But what exactly falls under the umbrella of an injunction? Who does it protect? Below, we’ve answered some of the frequently asked questions about…

How to File a Restraining Order in Florida
POSTED ON November 10, 2021

Domestic violence is on the rise in the United States. Around 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men will experience violence at the hands of an intimate partner. In total, that’s about 10 million victims each year.  If you are being abused by…

How Does the Appeals Process Work in Florida?
POSTED ON October 20, 2021

A criminal conviction is one of the most stressful and terrifying events that anyone can experience. This is especially true if you receive a harsh sentence for a crime.   Fortunately, you have legal options following a criminal conviction. If you think that there were problems…

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