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Top Five DUI Defenses In Florida

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Many people assume they are automatically guilty in a DUI case if they provide a chemical sample and the sample is above the legal limit. About 80 percent of Florida DUIs involve such chemical tests. Granted, an adverse chemical test result makes these cases much easier to prove in court. However, the state must… Read More »

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Top Five White Collar Crimes in Hillsborough County

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In 1939, sociologist Edwin Sutherland defined “white collar crime” as financially motivated, nonviolent crimes. These labels are not entirely accurate. For example, many computer criminals break into banks and other institutions to make a statement, not to steal money. Furthermore, anyone who has ever been the victim of identity theft or a Ponzi scheme… Read More »

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Pre And Post Conviction Resolutions In Hillsborough County

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Trials are inherently risky. There’s simply no telling how twelve jurors will view the evidence in a given case. Plea bargains avoid this risk. That’s mostly why about 95 percent of criminal cases settle out of court. These resolutions usually feature reduced charges and/or a reduced sentence. Although that’s not the same thing as… Read More »

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The Three Ps Of Drug Possession

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In the late 1980s, mostly in response to the drug overdose death of college basketball standout Len Bias, lawmakers approved a slew of harsh anti-drug laws. Extremely aggressive enforcement of these laws continued until the late 2000s. At that time, lawmakers began rolling back some of the harsh laws. Moreover, former President Barack Obama… Read More »

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FAQs About Florida’s Sex Offender Registration Laws

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The brutal sexual assault and murder of a 9-year-old girl by a registered sex offender prompted decisionmakers to approve Jessica’s Law in 2005. This law has arguably one of the harshest sex offender registration requirements in the country. Recently, some jurisdictions have rolled back these requirements, mostly because some former advocates of strong registration… Read More »

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Taking On Drug Trafficking Charges In Hillsborough County

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Almost all drug crime prosecutions in Florida are simple possession cases. However, whenever possible, authorities like to cut the head off the Hydra and prosecute suspected drug traffickers. A few drug trafficking prosecutions involve complex, multi-state distribution networks and are otherwise highly sophisticated. But most of these matters are low-level matters, such as a… Read More »

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Successfully Resolving Aggravated Assault Charges In Hillsborough County

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Most aggravated assault and other criminal charges settle out of court. In fact, only about 6 percent of the felonies in Florida state courts go to trial. However, most of these cases do not settle straightaway. Early settlements are usually not in the defendant’s best interests. In general, it is usually a bad idea… Read More »

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Juvenile Vandalism Cases In Florida: A Closer Look

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During coronavirus lockdowns, many police departments stopped responding to non-violent disturbance calls, like reports of vandalism. Now that these restrictions have ended, at least for the most part, many departments are going back to the controversial broken windows law enforcement theory. This theory began gaining popularity in the early 1980s. Proponents insist that low-level… Read More »

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Resolving White Collar Crimes In Florida

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Back in the Founding Fathers’ days, almost all criminal cases went to trial. Times have changed a lot. The nation is much larger, the crime rate is much higher, and taxpayers aren’t willing to pay for new courts. Therefore, only about 5 percent of criminal cases now go to trial. However, the settlement process… Read More »

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Top Five DUI Checkpoint Requirements In Florida

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Sobriety checkpoints are almost as old as automobiles. Swedish authorities set up the first DUI roadblocks in the 1930s. Due to Fourth Amendment concerns, sobriety checkpoints are not nearly as old in the United States. However, these checkpoints are now legal in Florida. They are especially common around holidays, like New Years Eve, that… Read More »

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