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  • Failure to Register as a Sex Offender Charges in Florida

    If you were convicted of a sex crime, one of the collateral consequences you will face is mandatory registration as a sex offender.

  • Colorado Felony DUI

    In August of 2015 the Colorado's felony DUI law went into effect. Colorado joined 45 other states in the United States in enacting a law which makes certain classes of DUI's a felony offense.

  • What Is Blackmail?
      by HG.org

    Blackmail is characterized as a crime and in some cases a tort that involves revealing personal information about someone as a threat or threatening other conduct to get the person to do something that the offender wants completed. Like extortion, blackmail seeks to remove a personís free will to conduct some action. Committing black mail can carry significant criminal and civil consequences.

  • Florida May Allow for Lower Sentences for Drug Traffickers

    Drug Trafficking charges in Florida are basically only trumped up possession charges. This means that to prove drug trafficking, the state attorney only needs to prove that the defendant possessed a certain amount of a controlled substance Ė this amount is defined by Florida Statute 893.135 and is different for each drug.

  • Federal Minor Role is Major

    Much of my practice deals with defending individuals who import methamphetamine into the United States. Anyone who has practiced federal criminal law knows that the penalties are daunting. In many case a defendant would receive less time for attempting to escape and running over and seriously injuring a customís agent than for the charge of importation of methamphetamine.

  • Texas Veterans Court Eligibility Gets Much-Needed Expansion from Texas Legislature

    That past legislative session, the Texas legislature made change to the eligibility requirements for Texas' Veterans Courts, introducing more discretion into the process. These courts are an important part of taking care of the veterans support our freedom by providing a diversion and treatment program.

  • Federal Arraignment Process
      by HG.org

    When a person is being charged with the commission of a federal crime, he or she usually goes through a federal arraignment process. There are specific guidelines regarding the individualís rights and the procedures that the court must follow.

  • Florida Sentencing Enhancements Pt. 3: Three Time Violent Felony Offenders & Violent Career Criminals

    This article is the third installment in our Florida Sentencing Enhancements series and presents an overview of the Three Time Violent Felony Offender and Violent Career Criminal statutes.

  • Fleeing and Eluding Offenses in Florida

    In the State of Florida, fleeing and eluding a police officer is a felony offense that carries some harsh penalties, including a mandatory adjudication of guilt and a mandatory driver's license suspension, which can range from one to five years. This article outlines the proscribed conduct, the varying degrees of this particular offense, and its associated penalties.

  • Arson - Why Your Criminal Defense Attorney Matters

    Arson cases can either be charged in federal or state court. In Minnesota, the most common arson charge is arson in the first degree, which charges that the person intentionally set fire to his home or other dwelling, usually for the insurance money or some other financial reason. This is a serious charge that, if convicted, will likely result in at least a 4-year prison sentence. If you or a family member is facing charges of arson, you need an attorney experienced in handling arson cases.


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