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Blog Posts in May, 2013

What is an arraignment for a criminal case in Florida?

An arraignment is a court date where the state (prosecutor) informs you of what they are charging you with. In some cases (particularly in misdemeanor cases) the state will make a plea offer. If you ...
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Has your friend or loved one been sitting in jail past 30 days with no criminal charges filed?

The state (prosecutor) has an obligation to file formal charges within 30 days if a defendant is in jail. If your friend or loved one is incarcerated and charges have not been filed, contact our law ...
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What can happen if a witness or victim does not show up for deposition in a battery case?

**Please DO NOT rely on this blog post to make a decision in your criminal case. Every situation is entirely unique. Please contact our attorneys to schedule a free consultation** Ultimately, the ...
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What are depositions? Can I attend the depositions in my criminal case?

A deposition is the taking of out-of-court testimony from a witness or witnesses. This is where your attorney will question witnesses involved in your criminal case under oath. In a criminal case, the ...
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The state is asking for jail at my arraignment, is there anything that can be done?

Often times, yes there is. At arraignment (which is very early in a criminal case) the state usually has done very little investigation. In other words, they might not have any idea what really ...
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What is a "welfare check" or the "community caretaking doctrine"

A law enforcement officer generally cannot search or seize you without reasonable suspicion or probable cause that a crime has taken place, or is about to take place. What this means is that a cop ...
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Have you been charged with DUI, do you suffer from any medical or mental health conditions?

If you have been charged with DUI, be sure to tell your criminal defense attorney if you currently suffer, or have suffered in the past, from any medical or mental health conditions. Certain ...
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What is discovery in a criminal case?

The "discovery process" in a criminal case is the process whereby the defendant demands, and the state turns over, all evidence that the state has in its possession that it plans on using ...
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Can I be convicted of DUI simply because I have an illegal drug or a controlled substance in my blood or urine?

In order to convict you of driving under the influence (DUI), the state of Florida must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or ...
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Will my juvenile conviction count against me for my new arrest?

There are a lot of misconceptions about how juvenile charges work and how they effect charges later on in life. Most people view juvenile charges and convictions as being not very serious. However, ...
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Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law (SB 52) 316.305

The Florida House has passed bill SB52 banning text messaging while driving, more specifically prohibiting operating a motor vehicle while using a "wireless communications device". A ...
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