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How much does a criminal defense attorney cost?

Each attorney and law firm are different as are each Defendant's criminal case and history. I would like to give you an idea about how this law firm deals with pricing and give you a general ...
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Charged with possession of a drugs after an overdose in Florida?

If you overdosed and were later charged a violation of Florida Statute 893 (the most common being possession of a controlled substance, possession of opiate pills, possession of heroin, possession of ...
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Is your Florida driver's license suspended for 5 years (HTO) because of civil driving on suspended driver's license (DWLS) tickets?

We can help you. Many people do not realize that when one pays a civil traffic citation for driving on a suspended driver's license, they are found "guilty" of the charge of DWLS. Three ...
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Sarasota First Appearance Attorney for Domestic Battery Cases

If one is arrested for domestic battery in Sarasota County, that person's bond will automatically be set at $0. This means that the person will not be able to bond out of jail, but will first have ...
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What Happens after Someone is Arrested for Domestic Battery in Sarasota, FL?

When someone is arrested for domestic battery in Sarasota, FL they are brought to the Sarasota County Jail to be processed and booked. Typically, an individual arrested for domestic battery will have ...
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I cannot do supervised release, help!

If there are terms and conditions that the judge ordered as part of your supervised release (SPR) and you cannot complete them, do not panic. We may be able to help. At first appearance, the judge has ...
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What is Supervised Release (SPR) in Sarasota, FL?

If a defendant is arrested and brought before a judge for first appearance in Sarasota County, the judge may order that the defendant be placed on supervised release (SPR). The defendant will then be ...
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Can I get a DUI if I take an Ambien in Florida?

Ambien has become a popular prescription drug to help peolpe with anxiety and sleep. But like any other drug, it can have troubling effects on those who take it. One of the regular questions we get is ...
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What may happen if I do not go to court (or miss a court date) for my criminal case?

If a defendant does not show up for court for a mandatory court appearance in their case (such as an arraignment, pre-trial conference, case management, docket sounding, or trial date) the judge will ...
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What is the 20 minute observation period for a DUI breath test?

A police officer must observe a person for at least 20 minutes prior to administering a DUI breath test in order to ensure that the person has not taken anything by mouth or regurgitated. This is ...
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Can I get my DUI reduced to a Reckless Driving charge?

It is very difficult to tell from the beginning whether a DUI charge can or will be reduced to a criminal reckless driving charge. Generally, if the defense develops a strong enough case, and the ...
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I have an old criminal case in Florida and I am out of state, what can I do?

We quite frequently get calls and emails from people out of the area who have an old criminal case in Florida that, for a variety of reasons, they have decided to resolve. Our law firm utilizes the ...
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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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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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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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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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