Category: Criminal Defense

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Weapon Charges In Tampa – What Are The Consequences?

Criminal Defense

No matter what you believe about the gun control controversy and the right to bear arms, every person in Florida should know this state’s gun and gun ownership laws. You are about to read a general introduction to Florida’s complex gun laws, but if you find yourself charged with a…

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Crimes Related to Prostitution

Criminal Defense

There are those who insist prostitution is a victimless crime. There are just as many would argue that there are victims, even if they are in the background. The betrayed wives, the children who struggle to understand why Mom and Dad are fighting all the time, the mothers who are…

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How Do Police Investigate Prostitution Charges?

Criminal Defense

In the United States, the crime of prostitution has recently come under the spotlight again. In early 2017, Michigan lawmakers introduced a bill that would remove part of the law that allows law enforcement investigating prostitution to legally have sex with those they are investigating. While that brews, the state…

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Alternatives To Jail When You Have A Drug Charge In Hillsborough County

Criminal Defense

The National Association of Drug Court Professionals, based in Arlington, Virginia, says that drug courts are the most effective type of judicial intervention for treating drug-addicted individuals. Over 3,000 drug courts are currently in operation across the U.S., according to a report from the National Institute of Justice. Drug courts…

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Summertime Means More Juvenile Crime: What To Do If Your Child Is Arrested?

Criminal Defense

You already know – by the temperature – that it’s now summer. Young people are out of school, enjoying the beaches, working at their summer jobs – and sometimes committing crimes. Here in the Tampa Bay area, since public schools dismissed for the summer, crimes involving juveniles have been on…

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What Is Community Control And How Does It Work In Florida?

Criminal Defense

In a general sense, the phrase “community control” may refer to several kinds of criminal penalties that are imposed on convicted criminal offenders as alternatives to incarceration. Community control could refer to probation, work release, house arrest, or other kinds of alternative sentencing. More precisely, however, what does “community control”…

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Has Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law Reduced Violent Crime?

Criminal Defense

The Florida “Stand Your Ground” (SYG) law, adopted by this state in 2005, did not create a “new” defense for homicide defendants. The legal use of deadly force in self-defense if someone reasonably believes that such force is necessary to avoid death or great bodily harm has been the law…

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Federal Assault – From Bad To Worse

Criminal Defense

Assault is a serious crime. When a person makes threats or actions toward another person that makes them feel as if they are in danger, it is assault. You do not have to strike someone to be found guilty of assault. The threat to harm them is enough. There are…

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Is A Dog Considered A Weapon In Florida?

Criminal Defense

When we think of laws involving our dogs, we may be reminded of leash laws, animal protection laws, and even laws about posting signs to warn people that a dog is on our property. We rarely assume that a dog can be considered a weapon, but it is possible if…

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Legal Defenses For Assault In Tampa, Florida

Criminal Defense

Assault is taken very seriously in the state of Florida. There are many types of assaults, from simple assault to felony aggravated assault. The consequences of a conviction for assault in Florida is severe. It is necessary to have a qualified assault and battery attorney on your side if you…