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Blog Posts in April, 2013

When referring to a criminal sentence, what does consecutive, concurrent, and coterminous mean?

Example of a Concurrent Sentence Concurrent means the sentences are running together at the same time. Let's say that a defendant is charged with two different crimes, for instance driving on a ...
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What is jury nullification?

The result of a jury trial is called a verdict. The main two verdicts are guilty or not guilty. These are what are commonly seen in tv, movies, and books dealing with the criminal justice system. ...
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What is the difference between drug offender probation and regular probation?

While the terms of probation can vary from area to area, there are some specialzed probation programs that will be given in some cases. One of the more popular types of probation in Sarasota and ...
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Arrested in Sarasota or Manatee for underage drinking as part of Operation Dry Spring?

Recently, a statewide initiative to curb underage drinking took place in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Known as Operation Dry Spring, the initiative focused on underage drinkers out for spring break ...
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Can I challenge a stop and search if I was the passenger in a car?

Florida law is tricky when it comes to challenging a search of a vehicle. This is especially true when the passenger of a vehicle wants to challenge a stop. Not only does a passenger have to show that ...
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When the police officer or detective spoke to you, did he or she promise you help or leniency if you cooperated and answered questions?

A confession or admission must be freely and voluntarily given. There should be no coercion through scaring a person or offering them hope or help. Admissions attained by police through direct or even ...
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What's the difference between PTI (pre-trial intervention) and Probation?

Many people become confused about the difference between probation and pre-trial intervention (PTI). Both are "resolutions" to a criminal case. While there are some similarities, there are ...
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