Negligent Homicide

Many have heard the term Negligent Homicide in cases involving DUI or discharging of a firearm causing death. There is a specific term used in Florida criminal statutes known as Culpable Negligence that defines what kind of behavior can be criminally… Read More
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Will I go to jail for DUI?

Many times a client comes into my office asking: “Will I go to jail for DUI?” Most times, the person has a prior conviction and has some knowledge of the law. They know that if they have a: second conviction within five years there is a… Read More
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Cell Phone Searches - When can the Police search my Phone?

Cell Phone Searches are common in all criminal cases today. If you are arrested, especially for a drug charge, the police will want to search your phone. Why? Because they think they’ll find evidence of who you sell to or buy from. But can they… Read More
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Can school administrators strip search my child? Juvenile Strip Search

Juvenile Strip Search When you send your kid off to school in the morning you’d like to think they were safe, treated fairly, and that school officials were reasonable. Although juvenile strip searches are rare in school, they can happen. But c… Read More
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Arrested for a Probation Officer's Mistake

You may not believe this, but people do get arrested for a probation officer’s mistake – sometimes with no bond. An Example: The other day I was in court in Pasco County, Florida; and a young guy was asking for termination of his probat… Read More
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DUI Video: Everything you say and do is recorded

DUI Video One of the less pleasant events in defending a DUI is when I watch the DUI video. In most cases, I have heard a fairly long and detailed explanation of what happened at the time of arrest. Most times, my client advises me that they perform… Read More
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How do I get my adult child out of my house? Ejectment!

Ejectment Many parents let their adult children live in their homes during difficult times. Sometime these “children” take advantage, and the parents want them out. But since there’s no lease agreement, and usually no other agreemen… Read More
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Felony Battery: What's the difference between a felony or misdemeanor battery?

Felony Battery If you have been charged with Felony Battery or in the state of Florida, one of three things must have happened. You touched or struck someone against their will and either: Caused great bodily harm Caused permanent disability, or Ca… Read More
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Criminal Punishment Code: How many points do I score?

Criminal Punishment Code The Florida Criminal Punishment Code gives each felony crime a certain number of “points”. All felony crimes are assigned a “level”. For example a 3rd degree felony grand theft is a level 4 felony R… Read More
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Restitution: Why do I owe so much money?

Restitution If you were convicted of a crime which involved injury to another person or damage to their property, the court will most likely order that restitution be paid as part of your sentence. This restitution order can be imposed whether the da… Read More
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Can you recuse a Judge for Facebook “friends”? Some Florida courts say that you can. Some say you can’t. Like all things legal – it depends on the facts. Thinking about your own Facebook account, how many “friends”… Read More

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