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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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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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Alternative Sanctions Program Violations of Probation

Quite simply, the alternative sanctions program allows people to avoid court if they violate felony probation for a minor rule. In the past, a violation of felony probation meant a sure trip to jail. Not anymore. In both Pinellas and Pasco Counties,… Read More
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Traffic Stops: How long can you be detained?

Like all things legal – It depends. So let me give you an example from a recent appellate court decision out of Polk County – which is part of the Second DCA and binding on courts in Pasco and Pinellas Counties. Joey Villanueva was stopp… Read More
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Probation Violations – Dirty Urine

When people hear about probation it sounds like a great alternative to jail or prison. But probation conditions are tough! Just the costs alone are enough to bankrupt most people. Some of the conditions of probation are: Fines and court costs, usual… Read More
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