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Blog Posts in June, 2012

Should I Stay with my PD (Public Defender)?

Individuals often wonder whether or not their court-appointed public defender (PD) will be able to adequately represent them in their criminal case. Unfortunately, PD's have a gotten a bad name, ...
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What is PTI (Pre-Trial Intervention)?

While the State generally reccomends jail, prison, or probation as sanctions for a criminal charge, there is another possible alternative. Usually referred to as PTI or PTD, pre-trial intervention or ...
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Boating Under the Influence

While most are familiar with driving under the influence charges in Florida, a person can also be charged with "boating under the influence" or BUI. A favorite past time in Florida is going ...
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Getting a Business Purpose Only license after a DUI

One of the most frequently asked questions regarding DUI sanctions is "what happens to my license?" The easy answer is that it gets suspended for a certain period of time. The next question ...
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What is a felony scoresheet?

In Florida, unlike misdemeanors, Felony sentences are largely based on a scoresheet. The scoresheet has been devised by the Florida legislature to guide the State and a judge in determining an ...
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What is the difference between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?

Many people wonder what the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony is in Florida. The simple answer is a felony is more severe than a misdemeanor. However, there is even different levels of ...
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How to Hire an Attorney-Five Common Tricks Attorneys use to get Your Money Part 6

Trick #5: Lack of Communication The number one complaint about attorneys is that they neglect to communicate with their clients. This should be a major concern when deciding on which attorney to hire. ...
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How to Hire an Attorney-Five Common Tricks Attorneys use to get Your Money Part 5

Trick #4: Direct Soliciting This is a short, straight-forward warning. If an attorney contacts you and you have never worked with that attorney and you have not requested to speak with that attorney, ...
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How to Hire an Attorney-Five Common Tricks Attorneys use to get Your Money Part 4

Trick #3: False Accomplishments This flows from the above warning but warrants its own warning since it is a tactic often employed by attorneys that want to appear more accomplished than they actually ...
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