Drug Possession - Does Weight Matter?

  In a Drug Possession case does the weight matter?What if the drug is “cut” with something else? Drug Possession cases are complicated. First, there’s the way the cops found the drugs and charged you with possession. Then ther… Read More
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Categories: Cocaine, Drug Possession

Felony Gun Laws

Felony Gun Laws In the wake of yet another horrible massacre that just took place in Orlando, FL, it is long past time to fix our felony gun laws. How should we control gun access to the mentally unstable? How can we find radical lone wolf assass… Read More
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Categories: Guns

DUI Consent to Police

Consent to Police Being investigated by a police officer is a very intimidating situation. This is true whether you are a suspect or completely innocent of a crime. One of the most usual stories we hear from clients involves consent to police searche… Read More
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Categories: DUI

Does Juvenile Crime Increase or Decrease during the summer?

Juvenile Crime in Florida Today marks the end of the 2015-2016 school year for Pasco County. Those with economic means, such as the ones in Wesley Chapel or Trinity will probably go on vacation and then on to various summer camps. But what about the… Read More
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Categories: Juvenile Crime

State of Emergency - Florida Crimes

State of Emergency What happens if you commit a crime during a State of Emergency? In Florida, theft crimes are classified one degree higher. That means if you commit a Third Degree Felony grand theft because whatever you stole was valued over $300 &… Read More
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Seal criminal charges in Pinellas/ Pasco Florida

Are you eligible to Seal criminal charges in Florida? Many people have been arrested yet never “charged” with a crime. (They never went to court, the charge was dropped or dismissed) They may be eligible to expunge. Or if their record has… Read More
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DUI Crash Investigation Statements

There is a well known law in Florida that statements you make to a police officer investigating your traffic accident cannot be used against you at a criminal or civil trial. The law was made to encourage people to be truthful during accident invest… Read More
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Categories: DUI, Traffic Stops

He Didn't Read Me My Rights! Miranda Warning in Real Life

Miranda Warnings and Your Rights When do the police have to read your rights? Sometimes never. If you are new to the criminal justice system, and you or your loved one has recently been arrested, this is a common question. We hear a similar version o… Read More
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Stopped for an Obscured Tag?

What is an Obscured Tag? Simply put, it is a traffic violation for having a license plate on your car which has something covering the numbers, letters registration sticker, or any of the writing on the plate – like the word “Florida̶… Read More
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George Zimmerman Auctions Gun

Return of Firearms After Criminal Charges Dropped In the strangest twist of the remarkable life of George Zimmerman, the Orlando man charged and acquitted for killing an unarmed teenager in 2013, Zimmerman has decided to auction the gun used to kill… Read More
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Categories: Guns, News

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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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