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Category Archives: Criminal Defense

What are Considered Essential Businesses Under States’ COVID-19 Rules?

During the coronavirus pandemic, previously bustling locations from malls to urban downtowns have gone eerily quiet. But your local pizza place might still be open, along with restaurants that can survive on takeout and delivery orders and, of course, grocery stores. After all, keeping people fed during an epidemic is critical, and food delivery and […]

What Happens if You Host a Gathering While in Quarantine?

Along with the serious health risks associated with coronavirus, Americans are burdened by quarantine orders and similar directives that forbid them from seeing their loved ones, even for major events such as holidays and birthdays. It can be tempting to try to break the rules, especially for people who believe that they don’t fall into […]

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 […]