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Your Rights in the Criminal Process

We’ve all seen criminals on late-night drama shows exclaiming that they know their rights.  However, it’s not always clear what somebody’s rights during a criminal process actually are. Knowing your rights is vital to making sure that they are upheld. Most of the rights that a person is entitled to during the criminal process are […]

What is House Arrest?

From Martha Stewart to Dominique Straus-Kahn, there has been no shortage of high-profile people placed under house arrest for their crimes. House arrest is not just for the rich and famous, however. It is one way for people to serve a sentence while still working or attending school. In Florida, house arrest is also called […]

What is the Florida 10-20-Life Law?

Under the Florida 10-20-Life law, you face enhanced charges and penalties. It is vital for any Jacksonville defendant facing felony charges under this law to seek experienced legal representation from Jacksonville criminal defense lawyers. Florida statute 775.087 explains what has come to be known as Florida’s 10-20-Life Law. The Florida legislature passed the law in […]

What is the Difference Between an Appeal and Post-Conviction Litigation?

Appeals and post-conviction litigation are legal remedies that defendants can pursue after the jury renders a verdict. Generally, an appeal is the first action undertaken. If you believe that your conviction or sentencing is unjust, consult with a Jacksonville appeals lawyer about helping you file an appeal. An appeal is a request for a higher […]

What is Domestic Violence According to Florida Law?

Law enforcement considers domestic violence a dangerous crime, and facing domestic violence charges can rise to the level of a felony depending on the circumstances. However, in many cases, a Jacksonville domestic abuse attorney can argue for reduced charges and protect your rights. Under Florida statute 741.28, domestic violence includes any of the following actions: […]

What is Florida Law Regarding Expungement?

Sealing criminal records in Florida keeps them out of the public view, which can make a tremendous difference for you when trying to rent an apartment, get a bank loan or apply for a job. Even when no conviction occurred, an arrest creates a criminal record that can color people’s opinion of you and create […]

What is Florida D6 Suspension and Clearance?

Traffic violations are just one of the many ways you can get your driver’s license suspended or revoked in Florida. However, often, you may fight traffic violation allegations through the help of a Jacksonville traffic violations lawyer. According to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Florida county courts suspend driver’s licenses when drivers fail […]

What Types of Fraud Charges Can Defendants Face?

Some of the more common forms of fraud include writing bad checks, stopping payment on a check with intent to defraud after receiving purchases, falsification of real estate property or credit applications and identity theft. However, Florida law also covers numerous other types of fraud ― including mail fraud, corporate fraud and healthcare fraud, to […]

What is White Collar Crime?

According to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation),”in a nutshell,” white collar crime is “lying, cheating and stealing” and extends to a “full range of frauds committed by business and government professionals.” While white collar crimes are often sophisticated and do not involve violence, criminal charges can send convicted defendants away to prison for years. […]

What are Penalties for Illegally Carrying a Concealed Weapon in Florida?

Compared with some other states, weapons charges are a much more serious offense in Florida. If you are charged with carrying a concealed weapon, consult with a Jacksonville weapons defense attorney as soon as possible to start preparing your defense. Florida statute  790.01  Carrying concealed weapons makes it a third-degree felony to carry a concealed […]