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- Florida Sentencing Enhancements Pt. 2: Habitual Felony Offenders & Habitual Violent Felony Offenders
An overview of the Habitual Felony Offender and Habitual Violent Felony Offender statutes. Unlike the PRR statute, which precludes the court from imposing a sentence that is less than the statutory maximum, these recidivist provisions increase the statutory maximum and, in the case of an HVFO, impose certain minimum mandatory prison terms as well.
- Oops, I Did It Again: Facing Multiple DWI Charges
Enjoying a few drinks while socializing is a popular way to spend a Friday or Saturday night for many people. Frequenting a bar during happy hour with some friends after work is also quite common. A-list celebrities may be able to afford a driver to chauffeur them around to these types of events, but the majority of us instead get from point A to point B by driving.
- Statutory Rape and the Age of Consent
If parents consent to a relation between a minor an adult, is it crime? The answer is more complex then it may seem at first.
- Florida Sentencing Enhancements Pt. 1: Prison Releasee Re-Offenders
Florida has some harsh recidivist sentencing statutes, the most draconian of which is the PRR statute. This article outlines the circumstances under which the statute applies, and its implications for an accused person.
- America’s Over-Criminalization Still a Problem
More and more people are being thrown in jail for petty reasons.
- What Do I Do If My Criminal Attorney Performs Below Expectation
Attaining success in a criminal case is not an easy feat and requires close cooperation between the accused person and their attorney. The stakes are high considering the fact that your freedom is at risk with possible long term ramifications and legal financial implications. There should be high a level of communication exchange between you and the criminal lawyer assisting with your case.
- Trial by Jury in Florida
A brief overview of the jury trial process in the State of Florida.
- Use of a Defendant's Grand Jury Testimony at Trial in New York
A practitioner must always be cognizant of the possibility of a defendant's Grand Jury testimony being used at trial. This article explains how it is that this can happen.
- 5 Simple Tips to Avoid a Traffic Stop
You’re driving along, minding your own business, when suddenly you see flashing lights in your rear-view mirror. Your stomach sinks and your heart beats faster as you tick through the possible reasons for the stop. No matter the situation, it is never good news. Wouldn’t it be nice to minimize the chances of being stopped in the first place? Here are 5 easy tips to dramatically decrease the chances of being stopped by the police.
- Anatomy of a Prosecution in Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough Counties
Most clients ask me, after being arrested (or questioned by law enforcement about the commission of a crime), what they can expect next. What follows is a brief overview of the process by which cases are prosecuted in Pinellas, Hillsborough, and Pasco Counties, Florida.