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The Difference Between Sexual Assault and Sexual Battery Charges

Florida law distinguishes between sexual assault and sexual battery. Although the terms are often used interchangeably, this distinction can have significant consequences for those facing criminal charges. While every sexual Read More

What to Know About Florida's Expungement and Sealing Laws

A lingering arrest record, even from an incident where charges were dropped or you were never convicted, can cast a long shadow. It can block your path to securing a Read More

What to Know About Florida Weapons Charges and Defenses Against Them

In Florida, weapons charges can carry severe consequences, often resulting in hefty fines, imprisonment, and a tarnished reputation. Among the most serious weapons charges are those related to possession, use Read More

What Are Possible Defenses to Sex Crime Charges in Florida?

Being accused of a sex crime in Florida can carry significant consequences, including lengthy imprisonment, hefty fines and lifelong registration as a sex offender. The penalties imposed depend on the Read More

Beating a DUI Charge in Florida

If you are arrested for driving while intoxicated (DUI) in Florida, you face significant criminal and civil consequences, including fines, jail time and loss or restriction of your driver’s license. Read More

How Drug Possession Becomes Trafficking Under Florida Law

Florida is among the states with the toughest drug laws. A first-time offender convicted of possession of just a small quantity of cocaine can receive a sentence of up to Read More

“Sextortion” Prosecutions Are on the Rise in Florida

Sexual extortion, or “sextortion” for short, is a form of blackmail that involves the coerced exchange of explicit photos or videos for financial gain or other reasons. The crime has Read More

What is Florida’s “Zero Tolerance” Policy for Underage Drinking?

In the state of Florida, the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit for driving under the influence is set at 0.08-percent for drivers aged 21 and over. However, for those Read More

Florida Enacts Harsher Penalties for “Rainbow Fentanyl” Trafficking

In recent years, the United States has seen a dramatic surge in the use of fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid that is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. Read More

What Crimes Can be Prosecuted Under Florida’s RICO Act?

The federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, enacted in 1970, stands as a formidable weapon in the fight against organized crime. This law empowers prosecutors to dismantle criminal Read More

What Is the Difference Between Sealing and Expungement of Criminal Records?

Sealing and expungement are two separate court orders that restrict or eliminate other people’s access to a person’s criminal record in Florida. Both can make it easier to get a Read More

Defending Against Charges of Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Florida

Sometimes called a “hit and run,” leaving the scene means any act of fleeing the site of a car accident by a driver having knowledge that death, serious harm or Read More

What to Know About Appealing a Criminal Conviction in Florida

If you have been convicted of a crime in Florida, you have the right to appeal to the Florida District Court of Appeals. The appellate court will review the trial Read More

Identity Theft Prosecutions Are Rampant in Florida, Calling for Strong Defense

Identity theft is a serious white-collar crime for which prosecution is growing across the United States. It is defined as the unauthorized use of someone else's personal information, such as Read More

How You Can Fight Florida Marijuana DUI Charges

The offense of driving while intoxicated is not restricted to the consumption of alcohol. Florida law allows for a charge of DUI to be brought for driving under the influence Read More

Using Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law as Self Defense

Florida’s stand your ground law permits people to use or threaten to use non-deadly force where needed in order to fight back against another person’s imminent use of unlawful force. Read More

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