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DUI - FOR SLEEPING IN MY CAR! WHAT?

Once upon a time, back in the olden days…When ordering a PBR at the bar wasn’t a novelty. When cars started with keys, not buttons. Back in those days, it seems we’d hear stories of a buddy who got too drunk to drive and did the right thing by… Read More
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Categories: DUI

Naturalization Benefits

Many Green Card holders (Lawful Permanent Residents) choose not to become Naturalized Citizens for many years. There is nothing wrong with this but there are some very basic benefits to Citizenship which could come in useful. First, you cannot vote i… Read More
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Categories: Immigration

DUI and Marijuana

With the increase of medical marijuana cards in the State of Florida, a question often asked is whether I can get a DUI if I am legally taking marijuana for medical reasons. The answer is the same as it is for any controlled substance – yes. A poli… Read More
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Categories: DUI

Recuse a Judge for Facebook "friends" - What makes a judge unfair?

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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Jail Time for Domestic Battery

Governor Scott just signed HB 1385 into law and it requires jail time for Domestic Battery charges. UNLESS, your lawyer can get the State or the judge to agree not to send you to jail. Previously, if someone was convicted of domestic battery, and any… Read More
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Jail or Treatment

If an individual is charged with a second or subsequent DUI, they should know that the minimum jail sentence required can be satisfied by jail or treatment in a residential facility. For example, if you are charged with a third DUI within ten years t… Read More
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Crime and Punishment

I recently attended a continuing legal education seminar on issues of Law and Politics from the perspective of historical political philosophers which reminded me that Crime and Punishment was not just some old book. Some of the thinkers we discussed… Read More
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Unlawful Detainer

There are many circumstances when a home owner needs to remove an individual living in their property by filing an Unlawful Detainer action because there is no lease. Here’s how it works. If there is an oral or written agreement which spells ou… Read More
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Juvenile Detention - Top 10 things to do if your child is Arrested

The question of what to do if your child is arrested is one I answer almost every day. Depending on the crime, and the juvenile’s prior criminal record, a juvenile can be held in secure juvenile detention for up to 21 days. And that’s BEF… Read More
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Diabetes and DUI: Legal Defenses for Diabetics charged with DUI

Diabetes and DUI are complicated legal and medical issues. If you have diabetes and are arrested for DUI, you may have a defense. Especially if you took a breath test and blew over the legal limit. Contact our experienced Trinity DUI defense attorney… Read More
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