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Blog Posts in November, 2012

How do I get my mug shot removed from the internet in Florida?

Unfortunately for those arrested, there are companies out there such as mugshots.com and Sarasotamugshots.com in the questionable business of posting mug shots of individuals who are newly arrested ...
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Can I smoke marijuana in Florida if I have a prescription for it from another state?

The simplest answer is no. Florida has not recognized a medical use for marijuana and has not yet enacted legislation recognizing prescriptions from other states. Possessing or smoking marijuana in ...
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What is a wheel witness in Florida?

A "wheel witness" is an essential witness in a case against a person for various criminal driving charges. As part of all driving charges, the prosecutor must prove that the individual ...
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My friend and/or loved one is in the Sarasota County Jail and I need to take care of his or her house and business. How can I do this?

You may be able to accomplish this with a power of attorney. A power of attorney is a powerful legal document delegating authority from one person to another. It can be used to give another the right ...
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Arrested for DUI? The jail video may save you.

If you are arrested for DUI the arresting officer may, or may not, video record you. (This will usually depend on whether the arresting officer has a vehicle equipped with video recording equipment.) ...
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My loved one is in the Sarasota County Jail and needs medication, what can I do?

We have heard numerous complaints that the Sarasota County Jail is not providing inmates with their medication. Sarasota County Jail medical is handled by a company called Armor Correctional. Armor ...
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Do not ruin your case! Do not talk about your case over the jail or visitation phones.

Do you know that the Sarasota County Jail records ALL communications: all phone calls and all visitation visits? The prosecutors and detectives can and regularly do listen to these recordings. They ...
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I have been contacted by a police officer or detective who wants to talk to me about a crime I may have been involved with.

***Each situation is entirely unique. Do not rely on the information in this post to make a decision concerning your particular case. Please call our attorneys if you would like to discuss your ...
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What is the difference between actual possession and constructive possession in Florida?

In order to convict one for possession of drugs or paraphernalia the state must prove that the person was in actual or constructive possession of the controlled substance or paraphernalia. Actual ...
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