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September 2016 Archives

The bail hearing is a serious matter for inmates

When your loved one is in jail, you likely want to get him or her out as quickly as possible. Some inmates will have to post bail or bond in order to be released from custody. This is done either through an automatic system that places a monetary amount on a charge or through a court hearing during which a judge places a monetary amount on the case.

Why is indecent exposure a sex crime?

There are many times when people are accused of crimes that they did not commit or intend on committing. Sometimes allegations go too far, making a good person look like something he or she isn't. One allegation that can be threatening to your life and future is indecent exposure. You could be seen as a predator or be accused of sexual intentions you never had.

What are the penalties for impaired driving in Florida?

Florida law sets penalties for drunk driving, as well as driving under the influence of drugs. Convictions can result in fines, community service, incarceration, probation and vehicle impoundment. When you think about the severity of the penalties, you will probably be ready to get started on your defense.

Marijuana use among older people growing

As laws are relaxing around marijuana, both for recreational and medical use, around the country, a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides some interesting findings regarding just who is using the drug. In many households, the parents are more likely to be lighting up than their kids.

Florida launches medical marijuana access - sort of

While marijuana often has a negative connotation associated with it, there are health benefits for those with debilitating conditions. Two years ago, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014 that was designed to help those suffering with chronic disorders.

What is a police search and how is it done legally?

The police do not have an automatic right to search your property in most circumstances. If they illegally search your home or vehicle, you may be able to have any evidence collected against you thrown out by the court and even get a case against you dropped.

Cookie-cutter defenses aren't appropriate

Drug charges are some very serious charges that have effects that can reach far beyond what a court could impose. These charges require a serious defense that isn't a one-size-fits-all method. When you are facing drug charges, you need to have a defense strategy that addresses the important points in the prosecution's case. We want to work with you to create an out-of-the-box strategy created specifically for your case.

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