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“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

What to Expect When Facing Juvenile Criminal Charges in Florida

In Florida, a minor alleged to have committed an offense goes through juvenile delinquency proceedings rather than the usual criminal justice process. The two paths are quite different, but juvenile Read More

Defending Against Criminal Threat Charges in Florida

Florida law makes it a crime to engage in threats of harm to another, whether orally or in writing. These types of threats are treated very seriously. They are second Read More

How Are Criminal Sentences Determined Under Florida Law?

As in other states, Florida crimes are categorized by the degree of harm inflicted on victims, in terms of bodily injury or property loss or both. Criminal sentences are determined Read More

Potent Defenses to DUI Charges in Florida

People charged with driving while intoxicated in Florida face criminal and civil consequences, including fines, jail time and loss or restriction of driver’s license. It you’re in this situation, the Read More

The Consequences of Being Put on Florida’s Sex Offender Registry

Florida’s sex offender registration laws are among the strictest in the country. Registration is required for individuals convicted of a wide range of offenses, and this can last for life. Read More

Main Types of White Collar Crimes Prosecuted in Florida

Under Florida law, white collar crimes are non-violent offenses committed primarily for purposes of financial gain, including crimes meant to defraud another individual and crimes intended to deprive another individual Read More

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