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Theft defenses: Avoiding a conviction

As someone who has been accused of stealing from another person, your first instinct may be to try to defend yourself. It's important that you take a step back and talk to your attorney before you do so. There is no urgency for you to try to explain yourself, and doing so could actually hurt your case.

Learn your options in a federal criminal justice case

Federal criminal charges have to be handled in a much different way than state level criminal charges. When you are dealing with the federal government, you are up against a prosecutor who has vast resources to investigate a crime. In almost every case, charges won't be levied until there is ample evidence.

Heroin laws are very harsh in Florida

Heroin is a highly addictive drug that is causing unnecessary deaths all across the country. Florida isn't any exception. The need to cut down on how many lives are claimed by this monster has led Florida to enact some pretty harsh laws when it comes to crimes related to heroin.

What is considered involuntary manslaughter in Florida?

A person can be charged with involuntary manslaughter for a host of reasons. Unlike a voluntary manslaughter charge, which requires that someone intended to kill another person, even if it was in the heat of passion, no such intent to harm or kill is required with involuntary manslaughter.

What is doctor shopping? Is it a felony?

Doctor shopping is a serious problem in the United States. It may lead to felony charges that can result in long-term prison sentences and fines. It specifically refers to patients who go to various doctors to obtain prescriptions for the same drugs. Usually, those drugs are opiates or other narcotics.

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.

A personalized defense strategy is crucial in federal cases

Federal criminal charges are some of the most difficult to build a defense against. The prosecutors who are spearheading these cases have the time and resources necessary to try to unearth every tiny shred of evidence in the case against you. That means that you have to work hard on your defense so that you can address the evidence against you.

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