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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 discusse… 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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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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Former State Prosecutor — Clearwater, FL 15+ Years Experience
Stephanie's clients come from all walks of life and are usually the type of people who would never be considered “criminals.” Her main goal is not to let one mistake ruin the rest of their lives. 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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